As far as BlueTooth headsets, the Jabra BT800 is cutting edge with its large external LCD display. Jabra being known as one of the more premiere hardware manufactures of headsets weâ€™re not surprised that the company is pushing the borders of BlueTooth hands free technology. The BT800 is loaded with features but it may be a case of being too much. Read further to see what we have to say â€¦
The Jabra BT800 is a very beautiful piece of hardware that feels like it is built solid. The headset is a bit large weighing in at 28 grams and measures at 2.68″ x 1.30″ x .98″ in size. The added bulkiness is not really a surprise with the addition of a LCD display and increase functionality over other headsets. Compared to other models it may feel like wearing a tank but itâ€™s actually quite comfortable over time.
The most distinguishable feature of the headset is the large LCD display. The LCD screen provides Caller ID information, last redial number, and an ability to change your headset ring tones or set it to vibration mode. Now you may be thinking to yourself why a headset needs a LCD display. Well youâ€™re right, other than the â€˜coolâ€™ factor we found thereâ€™s no real purpose for it. The only time we use the LCD display was to change ring tones or set the headset to vibration mode. Everything is done faster through your Blackberry instead of trying to play with the small buttons on the BT800.
Handling calls is as easy as pushing the separate buttons for answering and ending a call. Two buttons on the bottom handles most of the call functionality including answering, redialing, hanging up, and rejecting. Features also include an easy volume control and a combination menu and mute button. All of these buttons are relatively easy to access and use.