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Lightweight Miracle (Using since 2011, still love it)
on March 31, 2011
I purchased this headset to replace a broken BT500V, that I'd used every day for the past two years. When this arrived, I was so surprised on how light it was, and how clear the sound quality. Everyone I've talked to so far swears I'm not using a Bluetooth headset and they can't tell when I'm outdoors or in the car with the window down.
Very lightweight (almost too light)
Very comfortable (worn it 8-12 hrs per day so far, and hardly notice it is there)
Volume is good, but could be a bit louder for me. Volume buttons are easy to find and push.
Charging is by STANDARD MicroUSB connector. Finally, I can charge my phone, headset, and dozens of other devices with the same cord!
Answer/End button is where it should be... on the end of the boom (just like the BT500V)
Talk-time is per manufacturer specs. I talked on it for just over 6-hrs before the "low battery" warning was heard.
Audible Warnings - what a perfect idea... now I don't have to worry if my headset will last through a conference call because I get warnings in my ear when I have approximately 30-min of battery left.
Stand-by time has not been tested fully, but I expect it to be right on target.
On/Off switch is an actual switch! Finally, someone used their heads and got away from the dreaded push-and-hold button for on/off.
Light does not blink all the time... which is a good thing for the car so my kids don't complain about the flashing light. Light only comes on (steady) when you are on a call.
Headset appears to be smaller/lighter version of the BT250V, which is/was very durable and flexible, not like the rigid parts of the BT500V or 5020 Executive model. I still have a BT250V, and use it as a back-up (although battery doesn't hold charge too long, but what do you expect after 5-years of use?).
Foam microphone cover makes it a bit harder to find/push the answer/end button, but I'll get use to it.
Very light - if you are not careful, you'll knock it off or NOT be wearing it when you think you are! I've already "pushed thin air" to try to make a call more than once!
NO VIBRATE FEATURE - I know if it had vibrate, it would be heavier and larger, but hey, in very noisy situations, you can't hear the ring-tone. The vibrate feature of the BT250/500V was what made the units "special" (and worth the extra ounce of weight).
Overall, I am very pleased with the fit and function of the Wave Headset. I've tried other brands and styles, but Jabra has everyone else beat on comfort, function, sound, quality, and durability of their headsets. If you're on-the-fence regarding Jabra products, try one... buy one... you'll never go back to Plantronics or Motorola!
Well, I've been using this headset for a little over 4-years... yes, FOUR YEARS, and it is still going strong! Battery-life has diminished slightly because I cannot go through an entire day of calls without taking a break to charge it, but I'd guess it still lasts better than 5-hours of talk-time. A full charge, however, can get me through the average week without issue.
One additional comment regarding the microphone... while it does have white-noise-cancelling and wind-cancelling ability (with the wind-sock attached), people on the other end of the call CAN hear background noises that are close to the headset (other voices, TV, running water, dogs barking, etc.), but they have to be close.
I'll be purchasing at least one additional Wave headset before Jabra discontinues this style (which I hope they never do).