Jawbone Icon HD+ The Nerd Review

Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd is a package of the improved version of Jawbone’s Jawbone Icon headset along with USB audio adapter, called as Nerd. It is a well styled pretty good Bluetooth headset with lot of new options from its predecessor.

Nerd is the small wire-free USB audio adapter. It is nothing more than a audio speaker, except it is very handy when connecting to laptops and PCs. The obvious advantage of using Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd is it’s connectivity with PC or Mac. Most of the other Bluetooth headset gives a tedious tasks when connecting to PCs. Jawbone has used a simple technique to solve the issue; after an initial pairing between the headset and the adapter, you can plug the Nerd in to any PC or Mac easily.

The multipoint connectivity offers simultaneous connection between two Bluetooth devices and you can connect upto 8 paired bluetooth connections. Jawbone Icon HD in the package is not much different from its predecessor. The high-definition, 16KHz audio quality is the latest addition on Jawbone Icon HD. It also has A2DP multipoint feature. The sleek design is attractive.

Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd is very comfortable to wear and use daily. It only weighs 8.3 grams and there are two ways you can use the earbuds. Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd uses world’s most advanced noise reduction technology; military-grade NoiseAssassin 2.5 with wind reduction. The sound quality is very good giving clean and crystal clear sounds in conversation. 10mm wideband speaker adds more to your HD experience.

You can download apps, use different languages, customize the whole experience by using online suite called as MY TALK. There is a battery meter displaying your battery status. The main hindrance in buying Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd will be its price range. The call quality sometimes become poor, which one can’t ignore considering the price range.

The package includes The Icon HD, Nerd USB dongle, AC charger with detachable USB cable,7 earbuds: 3 loop-less earbud tips and 4 earbud tips for use with the loop and one plastic ear loop.

Features

Icon HD Features

  • Battery life : Up to 4.5 hours talk time and up to 10 days standby time
  • Battery : Built-in rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery
  • Pre-installed software: Jawbone battery meter on iPhone,and for BlackBerry & Android available at My TALK.
  • Dimension: 44 mmx18 mmx25 mm
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Bluetooth Range : Up to 10 meters
  • Profiles Supported: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset Profile (HSP) 1.1
  • Design : Unique denim-inspired design
  • PC Compatibility : Instant compatibility with Mac / PC

The Nerd Features

  • Technology :USB HID, USB 2.0 Full Speed Audio Device Interface 1.0
  • Dimension: 28 mmX15 mmX8 mm
  • Weight: 3 g
  • Bluetooth Range : up to 10 meters
  • Profiles Supported: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset Profile (HSP) 1.1

Pros

  • Easy Connectivity with PC or Mac : The Nerd solves connectivity issues with PC or Mac
  • HD wideband Speaker : It employs 10 mm HD speaker
  • A2DP Multipoint Capability : Hear music and attend the calls, both from same headset
  • Good sound quality
  • Nice Design
  • Voice Alerts about battery life
  • Dedicated ON/Off switch

Cons

  • Price : Since both these products come in the Nerd bundle, it is very pricy
  • myTALK and the Jawbone are very Beta version

Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd Customer Reviews

Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd is another high quality bluetooth headset from Jawbone. Its design, easy connectivity with laptops and PCs and sound quality makes it hot in the market. Customers who had bought the device are happy with the quality of the product.

But is it a best bluetooth headset in the same price range The answer is most likely to be ‘No’. Jawbone Icon HD+ the Nerd is rather priced higher. So its your turn to take the decision on this attractive expensive package.

Jawbone Icon HD+ The Nerd Review
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