Aliph Jawbone Icon – The Thinker bestseller headset
Description and specifications
We’ve presented the Aliph Jawbone Icon series a few weeks ago and now its time to take a look at The Thinker, one of the six models of this series. The other 5 are The Here, The Rogue, The Ace, The Catch and The Bombshell. All models have the same hardware specs, the differences being on the looks chapter and power-on ringtone, adapted for each model’s name scheme.
The whole Jawbone Icon series is meant to overtake the Jabra Stone in battery life, price and noise cancellation and they pretty much do it on paper and real life, as tests have shown. Also having six appearances to choose from makes it easy for consumers to get the model that best fits their style. All six models are very small, competing for the smallest bluetooth headset title (see more contenders in the link).
One novelty that makes the Jawbone Icon an interesting choice is the MyTALK app store (consisting of AudioApps, DialApps and the MyTALK website) that allows you to customize your device even further with iPhone app for example that displays the battery indicator of the headset next to iPhone’s own indicator. AudioApps are voice packs for the onboard digital synthesizer announcer for battery level, caller ID while DialApps can be triggered by holding down on the multi-function button. MyTALK is free right now and the intention is for it to stay that way. Below is a short video that better explains how MyTALK works:
The main specs of the Aliph Jawbone Icon series are:
- Length: 45 mm
- Width: 18.25 mm
- Height: 24 mm
- Weight: 8.2 grams
- Up to 4.5 hours talk time
- Up to 10 days standby time
- Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR compliant (range up to 33 ft or 10 meter)
- Built-in rechargeable Li-ion polymer
- MicroUSB standard connector interface
As audio quality is concerned Engadget has a short audio recording showing very good noise canceling being performed by the Aliph Jawbone Icon series headset:
As of package contents the box is pretty rich, featuring four sizes of earbuds and one earloop to hold tightly in place the mobile headset. A wall charger and an USB to micro-USB adapter is also present plus the manual and CD with software. Overall you get a lot for what you’re paying with the Aliph Jawbone Icon, which is currently a bestseller on Amazon.