I recently purchased a new bluetooth headset to use with my Blackberry Pearl. It was the Aliph Jawbone. I must say it is one awesome piece of technology. In using it so far it really does a grate job in blocking ambient noise. I made one phone call with my car stero pretty loud and the person had no idea the radio was on. The only problem I seemed to have so far is that I loose the connection with the phone when the phone is in its holster. Maybe it’s the magnet that keeps the holster closed, I really don’t know. The problem don’t happen when the phone is not in the holster.
Some stats and information from Aliph’s website;
DESIGN MEETS TECHNOLOGY
Designed to perform.
Designed by the renowned Yves Behar, Jawbone takes mobile style to new heights. Jawbone’s perforated shield curves to match the outline of your face while the inside surface is made from medical grade plastic to provide a soft and smooth feel on the skin. Jawbone can be worn on either ear, and you can customize your fit by choosing an earloop and earbud from the several shapes and sizes provided. Jawbone’s ergonomic design enhances acoustic performance and keeps the device lightweight, stable, and comfortable.
Noise Shield Technology.
Jawbone is the world’s first adaptive Bluetooth headset for mobile phones. Its revolutionary Noise Shield technology combines the latest innovations in acoustics, audio processing and product design to produce a quantum leap in headset performance.
Not only does the Jawbone technology virtually eliminate all background noise from your call, but as your background changes it also seamlessly adjusts the speaker output so you can hear your caller’s voice better. Jawbone’s intelligent system of sensors, software, and ergonomic features allows you to use your mobile phone in any environment without shouting or straining to hear. The result is a clear, uninterrupted, and productive conversation.
- Jawbone identifies your speech:
A proprietary voice activity sensor identifies precisely when you are speaking, in any noise environment. Unlike other headsets, Jawbone can easily separate your speech from other sound nearby.
- Jawbone eliminates noise:
Jawbone uses highly directional microphones and powerful signal processing algorithms to remove background noise from your ongoing speech signal. This allows you to be heard clearly in any environment without the need to shout and disturb others around you.
- Jawbone automatically enhances incoming audio:
The volume and frequency content of the incoming speech is dynamically adjusted to maximize intelligibility in any noise environment. No matter where you are, Jawbone will adapt to your environment.
This headset is differently a good buy, If you are using the phone a lot in busy noisy places. Check out this YouTube video showcasing the Aliph Jawbone’s technology.