Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd Bluetooth Headset Review
17 April 2014
Summary: The Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd offers a measure of performance as long as its name, with some of the best sound quality we have heard in a Bluetooth headset, amazing noise cancellation, and simple operation with a power button and a single function button. Other unique features include voice announcements of status; computer-based apps that let you change voices, update the device, and otherwise enhance your headset experience; and the ability to connect to most PCs and...
Pros: Excellent Sound Quality:, The Nerd:, Voice Announcements:, Jawbone Updater and MyTalk:, Dedicated Power Button, One Function ("Call") Button:
Cons: Kind of Short Battery Life:, Fit:, Premium Price:
[Review] Jawbone Icon HD + The NERD: A Pretty Good Bluetooth Headset, As Long As You Ignore The Price
1 March 2012
Summary: Should you buy it? No, sad to say. The Icon HD's real value comes from Jawbone's suite of extra software, the device management portion of which, myTALK, seems less than finished, and really isn't all that useful. Multipoint A2DP is a nice feature if you have two phones, but listening to music on the Icon HD is like watching television on an 11" CRT - the content comes through, just not in a way you can appreciate so much as deal with in a pinch, if you have to.
Summary: The Jawbone Icon HD is perfect for those who want an easy-to-pair headset that will work on any Bluetooth-enabled PC or phone.
Pros: The Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd bundle lets you use the headset with any PC or Mac without a tedious Bluetooth pairing process. The Icon HD has a new high-definition wideband speaker, simultaneous A2DP multipoint capabilities, the ability to play and pause music, voice announcements, and other features.
Cons: The Jawbone Icon HD is currently available only as part of the Nerd bundle, which is rather pricey.
Excerpt: The newest Bluetooth headset from Jawbone called the Icon is a big improvement over the past generations. The Icon is very easy to use with only 2 buttons to operate one that is only dedicated to powering on and off and the other for answering calls, ending calls, redialing, activating voice dialing and also checking your Icon’s remaining battery life with a single button.
Excerpt: Listen to music on your PC, watch the latest YouTube video on your iPad or answer a phone call from your iPhone, Jawbone’s ICON HD + The NERD Bundle does it all. Using Jawbone’s patented military grade NoiseAssassin 2.5 technology and built-in A2DP, the ICON HD delivers crisp, HD quality audio from its wideband speaker so you’ll never miss a beat! The Jawbone ICON HD + The NERD Bundle is one great package.
Excerpt: Listen to music on your PC, watch the latest YouTube video on your iPad or answer a phone call from your iPhone, Jawbone’s ICON HD + The NERD Bundle does it all. Using Jawbone’s patented military grade NoiseAssassin 2.5 technology and built-in A2DP, the ICON HD delivers crisp, HD quality audio from its wideband speaker so you’ll never miss a beat!
Conclusion: The Jawbone ticks so many boxes that it's hard not to recommend. It looks good, sounds great and more importantly other people could hear us too, regardless of the environment. Okay - so the MyTalk element is probably something you'll play with for about 5 seconds (we chose the Bombshell's voice) but it's a nice idea that has potential to grow and develop further. If you need a new Bluetooth headset, Jawbone has proved that it has outdone itself once again.
Pros: Small, well designed, good features, sounds great
Cons: My Talk apps mostly only available in America