Announced last month at Mobile World Congress, the Jabra
CLIPPER caught some people's
attention with its built-in 3.5mm headphone jack that essentially brings the
power of Bluetooth
any pair of 3.5mm headphones. That's right—with this device, you can listen to
your music through your favorite set of headphones while still having the
functions of a Bluetooth headset. Of course, the CLIPPER comes with its own set
of noise-blocking ear buds as well.
As its name implies, the CLIPPER will clip to your clothes,
bag, or belt. All of the controls are built in to the 0.7 ounce unit. The
CLIPPER can connect to two devices at once, and calls will override a song so
you won't miss an important phone call when you're listening to your favorite
At the time this headset was announced, there was no word on
US availability. Now, we know the headset will head to Verizon Wireless stores
in May. It will sell for $59.99.
Jabra CLIPPER Allows Users To 'Clip & Go,' Between Music &
Available Exclusively at Verizon Wireless Retail and Online Stores in
VEGAS, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Listening to music while seamlessly answering
phone calls will become much easier with the Jabra CLIPPER, a new Bluetooth®
stereo headset announced today at the 2010 International CTIA Wireless® show.
Building on Jabra's already successful line of stereo headsets, the tiny
clip-on device with noise-blocking ear buds combines style with minimalistic,
easy-to-use controls, clipping on to bags, clothing, and belts while easily
switching between music and calls. Developed by GN Netcom, a world leader
in innovative headset solutions, the Jabra CLIPPER will be available
exclusively at Verizon Wireless retail stores across the country and on VerizonWireless.com
With the Jabra CLIPPER, there is no need to change between
an Mp3 player and a phone when a call comes in as both devices connect
wirelessly, allowing users to switch between calls and music instantly.
In addition, incoming calls will automatically override music played on a
cell phone and, at the touch of one multi-function button, users can easily
pause, skip tracks or alter the volume. You can also keep a phone and Mp3
player separately in a bag or pocket without breaking the connection.
"We have been thrilled with the success of the Jabra
HALO and feel that the market is ready for the release of another Bluetooth
stereo headset, especially as the popularity of portable music devices
continues to grow," said Jonas Forsberg, General Manager North America,
Mobile Division, GN Netcom, Inc. "Verizon Wireless was impressed
with the CLIPPER since our initial discussions with them and felt strongly that
launching it exclusively in North America would help achieve their goal of
expanding stereo headset offerings for their customers."
Industry analysts expect global Bluetooth stereo headset
revenues to grow at an above-average rate of 5% in 2010. The stereo
headset and speakerphone categories are still emerging and offer the brightest
prospects for Jabra's growth.
The Jabra CLIPPER is compatible with any device that
features Bluetooth wireless technology and has the ability to connect to two
different devices at the same time through Multiuse™ technology. Users
will also be able to connect it to a PC to listen to music.
The headset provides complete flexibility with how users
listen to music. Noise-blocking ear buds are included with the headset
which eliminate any external sounds. The Jabra CLIPPER can also be used
with any other 3.5mm headphones.
specifications of the Jabra CLIPPER include:
Bluetooth 2.1 (Including EDR, A2DP and AVRCP)
- Clip-on wearing style
- Talk time = up to 6 hours
- Standby time = up to 8 days
- Dimensions = 4.8 cm (L) x 1.6.5 cm (W) x 2.55 cm(H)
- Weight = .7 ounces
- Noise-blocking ear buds, in different sizes
- AC Charger
The Jabra CLIPPER offers a cutting-edge design at an
affordable value, $59.99, and will be available in May. All Verizon
Wireless retail stores across the country will carry the headset in-store and
it will also be available online at VerizonWireless.com
. In addition, the critically
acclaimed Jabra HALO
will soon be available at Verizon Wireless
stores for a suggested retail price of $129.99.
For further information on Jabra, please visit www.jabra.com