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General Interest: Jabra Solemate

posted September 15, 2013, 5:11 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under General Interest | comment Leave a Comment


Because portable speakers are nothing new to the industry, it’s important to truly sift through and find the best bang for your buck. This time, we bring you the Jabra Solemate. Who’s Jabra? Well, if you’re like me, then you’re at your office most of the time. Take a look down at the phone and there’s a solid chance your multi-line extension is… Here’s a little more about who Jabra is to you…

About Jabra and their mission the #SetSoundFree Campaign

Jabra is a global producer of innovative headset and speakerphone solutions. They employ around 875 people and have sales offices all over the globe. They enable effortless communication for mobile users, office-based and contact center employees in all parts of the world. jabracompJabra, is dedicated to providing superior wireless sound experience and the latest technology to assist in the expression of a casual and elevated style of your experiences. Jabra believes great sound shouldn’t have restrictions or limits, so they have decide to set it free by releasing an entire line of top quality audio electronics such as wireless headphones and portable speakers, imagine all you can do without wires.

Specs and Connect
SPECS
-Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
-Up to eight hours wireless music time depending on volume level and audio content
-Up to 40 days standby time
-Weight: 21.5 oz. (610 grams)
-Dimensions: 6.77 x 2.52 x 2.75 inches
-Durable sound bag
-AC wall charger
-3.5 mm audio cable
- Voice Guidance tells you how to pair your device, your connection status, and more
- StatusDisplay to check your connectivity and battery level at a glance

CONNECT
- -USB (Plug and Play): Find a free USB connector on your PC and plug your Jabra Solemate in.**

(or)

- Wired Connection: Headphone jack (3.5 mm) connector allows quick and easy connection.

(or)

-Wireless Connection (Bluetooth): Follow these simple steps and your Jabra Solemate will literally tell you how to connect:
1. Hold the on/off switch in the up position for 3 seconds
2. Pairing mode will be announced, and the Bluetooth light will flash
3. Follow the voice-guided pairing instructions.
**TIP: If you cannot hear anything, don’t worry. Set the Jabra Solemate as default audio device under ‘Sound and Audio devices’ in your operating system.

Functionality
Listening to music on your Jabra Solemate is as simple as pressing play on your connected phone, PC or tablet. If you want to chat with friends, connect to your mobile phone or softphone (PC) via Bluetooth or USB. The Solemate’s actions include:

Make a Call: Call will automatically transfer to the Solemate. If not, tap the answer/end button.
Answer/End: Tap the answer/end button.
Reject a Call: Press and hold (two seconds) the answer/end button.
Redial Last Number***: Double-tap the answer/end button.
Battery Status: Tap the answer/end button when not in a call to hear the battery level.
Speaker Volume: Tap volume up or volume down button.
Mute/Un-Mute Microphone: Press and hold (one second) both volume up and volume down buttons.
***Phone-dependent

Music Emissions Product Review

For more info, Go to Jabra.com

Of my previous three wireless speakers, I was pleasantly surprised to realize this (second Blue Tooth enabled model) was heavy to the point of sturdy. The sound is quality (3 front facing speakers. two are acoustic tweeters and one powerful subwoofer) that reached out to about half of my property (10-40 feet) and range when streaming through the Bluetooth connection was fantastic. At our Labor day barbeque, we jammed out with the speaker into the night. When we began our bonfire and my phone’s battery was low due to the BlueTooth connection drain, the Solemate was still going. So I just connected my phone to an extension chord and the 3.5 mm audio cable provided to Solemate and continued on. Thanks to the rubber bottom, the speaker endured quite the hit when my two-year-old grabbed and dropped it on the concrete. One would think after losing my previous speakers to the same fate, I would stop leaving it in his reach. Regardless, this is a keeper.

Want to own one? Click me….Own one already? What did you think of the Jabra Solemate or maybe something similar?

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