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Jawbone PRIME Bluetooth Headset (Blah Blah Black)

by Jawbone
3.4 out of 5 stars 189 customer reviews
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  • Best-In-Class Military-Grade Technology
  • Noise assassin 2.0 Feature Delivers An Order Of Magnitude Improvement In The Noisiest Environments (6 Db-9 Db), Extracting Even More Noise While Keeping The User's Voice Natural
  • Virtually Estimates All Background Noise
  • Patented Voice Activity Sensor (Vas) Accurately Detects & Removes The Presence Of Wind
  • Provides Outstanding Voice Clarity
  • Stylish, high-tech Bluetooth headset in black with unique undulating texture and excellent background noise elimination
  • Latest in NoiseAssassin technology delivers improved noise elimination performance and an integrated digital approach to wind reduction
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 7 inches, 3.25 inches, 2.2 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

Jawbone has been able to eliminate real world noise better than any other headset because it is the only headset that can accurately separate speech from ambient noise. Jawbone PRIME has even better background noise elimination than Jawbone 2. Noise Assassin 2.0 delivers an order of magnitude improvement in the noisiest environments (6 to 9dB) extracting even more noise while keeping the user's voice natural.


Combining ergonomic modern design with the latest in noise suppression technology, the Jawbone PRIME Bluetooth headset eliminates real world noise better than any other headset--even better than its predecessor, the Jawbone 2--thanks to the improved NoiseAssassin 2.0 technology. The Jawbone PRIME can handle wind up to 10 mph, enabling you to have intelligible conversations while maintaining the natural sound of the your voice.

The Jawbone PRIME in black.
The PRIME headset features a unique undulating texture, crafted with high precision in 3-D to reflect the light and give a sense of movement to the exterior surfaces. The design has also been enhanced by a slight indication in the shield's texture, a small tactile crease that indicates where the switch is located. The inside contour of the PRIME follows the curve of your face comfortably. And with three round Earbuds, three New Fit Earbuds and an optional earloop, you can choose what works best for your individual ear.

The Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) on the interior curve of the Jawbone PRIME.
The Jawbone PRIME includes Multipoint functionality and can be simultaneously connected to two Bluetooth enabled devices. To charge the PRIME's internal battery, you can use the included AC wall charger, or plug the USB cable into your computer (full charge takes approximately 50 minutes).

The Science Behind Jawbone PRIME

Originally developed for use in tanks and helicopters, Jawbone PRIME's NoiseAssassin is a proprietary technology that eliminates background noise from mobile phone conversations. Jawbone is the only Bluetooth headset with a Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) that actually feels your speech, which helps Jawbone distinguish your voice from background noise. The NoiseAssassin 2.0 technology embedded in the PRIME delivers an order of magnitude improvement in the noisiest environments (6 to 9dB) extracting even more noise while keeping the user's voice natural.

The Acoustic Voice Activity Detector (AVAD) provides a fail-safe mechanism when the Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) doesn't touch your face. When the VAS is not touching the face, Jawbone PRIME performs as good as or better than any other noise-cancelling headset. When the VAS touches the face, you get the turbo-boost to the NoiseAssassin performance.


  • Bluetooth V2.1 compliant
  • Supports Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
  • Up to 4.5 hours talk time
  • Up to 9 days standby time
  • Supports Multipoint for two audio gateways including PC
  • Range up to 33 feet (10 meters)
  • Weight: 0.4 ounces (11 grams)

What's in the Box
Jawbone PRIME headset, three round earbuds, three Fit earbuds, one earloop, USB cable, AC wall adapter.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 3.2 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0028Q6QUW
  • Item model number: 60-5286-05
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,794 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

This is now my 3rd Jawbone and they finally got this thing perfected. I am on a cellphone and in and out of my car most of the day. I have REAL experience with every model.

JAWBONE-1 was the best sounding to everyone I talked to which is what I was concerned with. It was way too heavy and awkward to use. Frankly, it looked clunky. The ear fit caused more "fits" than anything else, utterly frustrating.

JAWBONE-2 was a big improvement in weight comfort but STILL would not fit right for most everyone. The earloops where prone to break because you would constantly be "adjusting" it. Many times it would just fall out and hang on your ear. This caused the "jawbone" sensor to not make contact with your skin rendering this device basically worse than any other bluetooth headset. The volume was NEVER quite enough and the touch controls were so "touchy" you would almost always cut off your own call.

JAWBONE-PRIME - Great example of a company listening to the users. NO Earhook Required, REALLY! They took the approach of the Plantronics Discovery ear gel, and it will fit ANYONE'S EAR!!. At first you almost can't believe it will stay in without a hook but it absolutely does.

YOU CAN ADD THE EAR LOOP AND IT'S STILL COMFORTABLE, but, in reality, not needed except maybe for a confidence factor. If you're in a really rough environment on a job site then maybe the hook would add this.
It is SO light I suppose it could fall out of your ear and you might not notice that it feel out. The hook may help in that scenario.

Looks SO MUCH BETTER when on. - At least people don't look at you like you have an big cockroach hanging out of your ear like so many other headphones.
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-Once you determine which earbud fits you best, then you will have no problem with the unit falling out of your ear. I can walk, jog, and even bend over and shake my head and the thing still stays in place, without an ear hook. It is super light and decently comfortable. I've worn it for 3 hours straight without discomfort. I haven't used it with the ear hook, so I can't comment on that...

-The volume is great. I've had a problem with bluetooth headsets not being loud enough, since I drive a diesel truck. You can literally turn the volume up until it hurts your ear. It by far has the capability of being louder than any unit I have ever used.

-The noise cancellation works good. When testing it, I actually revved my diesel with the window down and the unit on that side of my head. The person on the other end of the call could barely hear anything other than my voice.

-There was no noticeable wind noise when I tested it in a steady breeze.

-I have been told by everyone that I've spoken to that the clarity of my voice is better with this unit than when using the phone without it. (Motorola Q).

-It looks good =)

-It doesn't come with a car charger (although that's pretty standard now days)

-It has a special charger that only works with it.

-There is still a little distortion in how people sound on my end. They are plenty loud enough, and I can understand them, but it's still there. Now, to be fair to the Jawbone Prime, it could be my phone, since it's the same distortion that I've noticed with all earpieces that I've tried.

Even with those negatives, it's still by far the best earpiece that I've ever used.
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I've had a couple of Bluetooth headsets before - both Plantronics. And while they worked pretty reliably, they cannot stand up to this new Jawbone Prime. I recently ordered the Plantronics 925 (liked the styling and color). But after reading the various reviews and watching the videos on the Jawbone Prime, I decided to give this a try. I am glad I did.

I just got this today and I love it! The fit is perfect because of the variety of earpieces you have to choose from. I found the exact fit using the smallest earpiece with the little stabilizer loop. I don't have to use the earloop (thank goodness) - that was one thing that prevented me from trying the older version of the Jawbone. The Jawbone is so light that you can't really feel that you have it on. The NoiseAssassin works wonderfully. I made several calls today (to friends and to my voice mail) and the NoiseAssassin cancels out pretty much all of the ambient noise. And the people at the other end said that I sounded very clear.

Couple of little things that will take some getting used to: (1)utilizing the hidden button or dimple (on/off, pairing) on the side and the button on the top (last number redial, volume, NoiseAssassin cancellation, call reject). Since it's hidden for aesthetic reasons, it's a little hard to find at first. Once you get used to where it is, it's not a problem; (2)determining what mode the earpiece is in (on or off) since the little LED light is so small and kind of hidden when you press on the side button/dimple. This is minor and just something to learn.

Even with these two minor issues, I still give the Jawbone Prime 5 stars for call quality (especially the NoiseAssassin), style/workmanship, and ease of use. I will be returning my Plantronics 925. I wrote a review on this earpiece and will have to modify it after this.
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