Tech reviews of Jabra’s Eclipse wireless headset, Xventure Xolar5000 Sport portable battery and G-Tube portable Bluetooth speaker.
Jabra’s Eclipse Wireless Headset
The Eclipse wireless headset is the latest and greatest from Jabra, one of the best companies I know for this type of accessory.
The first thing you notice upon picking it up is how small, light and simple it is. It fits in your ear so comfortably there’s no need for those annoying ear hooks or wires.
It’s no surprise how well it works since I’ve tried dozens of other Jabra products and each has been at the top of the product line.
With the Eclipse, you get incredible noise-canceling quality without having to mess with any settings. For a portable headset, the sound is flat out amazing, Jabra calls it music quality and after trying it on my playlist, that statement is accurate.
As for phone calls, I’ll just call them crystal clear.
The instructions say its “intuitive,” which in my mind translate into simple and easy with just the press of a sensor. If customization is your thing, the Jabra assistant app is for you, allowing it to work toward your needs.
A quick-start guide walks you through the setup, which includes the voice, language, mute settings, reading text messages to you and even using Siri and Google Now.
The app even helps you find the Eclipse if you misplace it. Each time you power up and use the headset, its position is geotagged so it can be mapped and hopefully found.
A portable charging case is included to give you an extra seven hours of talk time on the go, in addition to the internal 3-hour battery.