Jabra Halo Smart Neckband Bluetooth Headphones
If you're on the phone a lot during the day, and also like listening to music, the Jabra Halo Smart neckband-style Bluetooth headphones are a great choice, with great sound, great battery life, and a smart design.
These have a U-shaped neckband to store the electronics and battery needed to get you through the day, with up to 17 hours talk time and 14 hours of music playback. The neckband also vibrates to alert on an incoming call.
The earphones are mounted on short 8 inch cords, and have magnetic sleeves that snap together around your neck or attach to the neckband to store out of the way when not in use.
As you might expect from Jabra, the Halo Smart provides clear calls, with clean voice and music quality for your ears, and a wind protected microphone and noise reduction technology for your voice.
The neckband also holds the controls, with a pair of buttons on the right side to adjust the volume and skip tracks, plus a multi-function button for power, play/pause, and call answer/end. A dedicated Voice button on the other side provides direct access to Apple Siri or Google Now on Android, and mutes when on a voice call.
You also hear Voice Guidance spoken prompts that provide guidance for actions including pairing, connection, and battery status.
The Halo Smart is quite comfortable to wear, weighing only 1.34 oz (38 g). The neckband flexes to fit larger necks, and therefore can be worn either inside or outside a shirt. It also is wind and water resistant, although it's not really made for use during exercise, since the neckband will be rubbing against your sweaty skin.
The Jabra Halo Smart neckband Bluetooth headphones are available in black for $79.
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