Jabra's HALO Bluetooth Headset Looks More Like Space-Aged Headphones

We've got to hand it to them--Jabra has outdone itself here in the design department. The company's new HALO Bluetooth headset is unlike any BT headset we've ever seen, with a slick over-the-head design that looks less like a traditional set of cans and more like some sort of space-wear. The headphones collapse down for easy transport, and they can connect to a Bluetooth device that's up to 30 feet away.

The headset weighs just three ounces and is compatible with pretty much any Bluetooth media player or cellphone out there; it's even able to sync with two BT devices at once. There's a built in microphone for speaking when a call comes in, and just in case one does, it automatically fades the music down in order to let you hear the ring and choose whether or not to answer. As for battery life, you're looking at 8 hours of talk time/music time and 13 days in standby, while a 3.5mm corded option is available for those looking to listen to music through these in a more standard manner.

Naturally, the device can be controlled via a Bluetooth device, though the headset itself does boast a small display to showcase battery life, connectivity status and a touch volume control. Best Buy locations in North America will begin stocking these soon, making it the first to market the device in retail stores; it'll set you back $129, but at least you won't need to carry around two different devices for making/taking BT calls and listening to music.

HALO Features:

  • Compatible with Blackberry Smartphones, Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch, Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, MP3 player, televisions, video game consoles, and laptops
  • Connects to two Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Fades out music to allow for incoming calls
  • 8 hours of talk time or music time and 13 days of standby time
  • Offers 3.5 mm corded option
  • Zirene® Power Bass creates an immersive listening experience
  • Available at U.S. Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com now (Best Buy Canada in October)
  • MSRP $129