Jawbone Era vs Icone

28 Nov

It’s an endeavor to choose an earphone. Wireless or wire ? Bluetooth ? Noise assassin ? Multi connections ?

OK, roll up your sleeves and let’s dig in this.
I bought my 1st Jawbone 3 years ago, it was the Premium. Last year I switch to the Icone and now I just bought the new Era.
So what is the difference between all of them ?
Jawbone is famous for creating the first earphone that works through the contact of your cheek and for pointing to the mouth. I like the idea that your jaw conducts the sound of your voice. That’s different from the other earphones !


They also invented the Noise assassin. This function kills the sound around you.
The  sound also adjusts itself depending on your environment; you can turn it down or up throuh your phone volume function.

The earphone comes with buds in 3 different sizes and 2 different models, with an earloop, so you can wear it just the way you want.
You can also keep it in the ear when you’re not on the phone and still hear well  because of the drop position.
The new buds are really cool with a little canal that goes slightly deeper in your ear. The sound is perfect.
The autonomy is now 5 hours when you talk or 10 days in the standby mode. It’s enough time to talk with your bff about the last episode of Bachelor pad (is Vienna really mean ? Jack was so nice but … anyways Jack is not in the pad anymore, so who cares !).
Charging time goes from 30minutes for 80% of charge and 60minutes for a full charge.

Multi points connections. You can connect up to 8 devices to your Jawbone and the earphone will switch automatically to the phone ringing. You can even pair it with your laptop or iPad at the same time! How cool is that ?

Like the iPad and iPhone, the Era integrates an … accelerometer ! Can you believe it ? It will help you pair your earpiece to your phone and also take calls.

The coolest feature is the fact that you can program your earphone by updating its software through the MyTalk program. You’ll be able to program a favorite number, choose the voice that talks to you in the earphone to say “You got 10 minutes of talk time remaining” or “Jawbone is ready, what’s up with the phone”, the Era can also store the name of 10 contacts and will say their name in the earphone when they call you. Like the GPS you can choose the voice talking to you, I chose “The rogue”.

ChaseIt or BeChased ?
BeChased because wired headphones are way better than bluetooth headphones. BUT bluetooth headphones are stylish and you don’t have to untangle the cables before every call … The Era is an improvement in term of function and technology on the side BUT my interlocutors keep telling me that the reception is bad.

Also the pricing of the Era is at the top of the range with 129$, kinda expensive if you compare it to a first price bluetooth at BestBuy that you can get for as low as 29$. So, I decided to bring back my Era and stick to my old Icone! Sorry, but it’s too expensive to have people asking to call you on your landline number …

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2 Responses to “Jawbone Era vs Icone”

  1. Jessie T March 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM #

    I just got my hands on the Jawbone Prime actually (my first dabble into bluetooth headsets!). There aren’t too many places that sell them in the UK anymore so I went through these guys. I have to say it’s a pretty nice piece of kit. The design is pretty classy and I love the noise cancellation.

    I might upgrade to the Era at some point though, as my daughter has her eye on this one lol… I’m wondering if it really is a step up from the Prime or if I should just stick to what I know…

    • chaseitorbchased March 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM #

      Hello Jessie,
      I would go for the Era. New software, new functions for 129USD.

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