A new Era in my ear

22 Apr

NEW Era by JawboneI never hold the phone to my ear!

Why? Because it tires my arm, it warms my little brain and I have to stop playing 2048 …

That’s why I’m always using earphones. I like the iPhone ones I received with my iPhone 5S, then I switched for the waterproof/sport/never fall off the ear from Yurbuds (that I use when I do my gym) and now I just switched to the brand NEW Era by Jawbone.

Because it’s cool to have a wireless earpiece (no more cables to untangle while your phone is ringing), because it’s a small earpiece, light, comfortable to wear all day long and because you can pair it with more than one device at the same time.

What is inside
the very small, eco-package that comes with the NEW Era?
The earphone comes with 4 silicone buds 1 medium right and left, 1 right large and the small one on the NEW Era.

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The NEW Era comes with a free iPhone and Android app, but it’s with your computer (PC or MAC) that you will be able to completely configure your earphone. Indeed, you will be able to
. Manage your Jawbone connected devices
. Personalize the voice that guides you in your earphone
. Know who is calling you by saying the name of your contact (up to 20 names will be recognized)
. Find your Era when I don’t know where you left it

But before starting toying with it, we need to pair it to the phone (just switch the little inside button down, the blue color will appear, then the extremity of the earphone will start blinking red/white until it’s paired with your phone).

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Let’s do some downloading now
. And download on the computer.

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The NEW Era is so smart that it can announce the name of up to 20 of my contacts.
To add a “name your contact”,
. go through the Jawbone website
. select your Jawbone accessory, in this case the NEW Era
and start customizing the earphone
. enter name (last name is not mandatory) and phone number, click and here it is.
It’s a great feature but too bad you have to enter the number manually … but you can also synch with your Google contacts.

Then, I decided to change the voice of the girl guiding me in the earphone.
I went for the arcade voice, but I had the choice between different styles from Mobster, Baseball, Bombshell, Rogue, Thinker, Catch, Ace, Hero or the regular Jawbone voice.
If you want the earphone to talk to you in another language than English, you’ll have many choices too as the NEW Era speaks Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Portuguese or Italian.

Every configuration changes you make will be done from the computer and will then be physically synced by linking the earphone to the computer.

This is the downside for me as more and more people have tablets and smartphones … Should have been cool to use the phone app to apply the changes.

Anyway, when the synch done, you are ready to kick. No more computer in the way.

Let’s download the app on the iPhone or Android phone

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The app on your phone will
. help you remember the shortcuts of your earpiece (f.e. triple-tap the Talk button (the one on the top of the NEW Era, and launch your favorite music (from iTunes, Deezer, Rdio, Spotify playlists)
. give you information about which voice you chose as audio-guide through your journey with your New Era
. show you the devices you paired your New Era with (in my case my iPhone and my iPad)

Chase it, because
. it’s small, light and you won’t feel it in your ear all day long
. You’ll hear clearly and be heard clearly thanks to the noise assassin
. You’ll be able to listen to you favorite music just by 3 pushes on the talk button

But be aware that
. talking time is up to 4 hours which not very much if you use your earphone to listen to music, talk to people, …
. It’s so small you can loose it easily, so be careful when you take it off your ear

More info
. The NEW Era by Jawbone
. Follow @Jawbone
. Pinterest Jawbone
. Instagram Jawbone

3 Responses to “A new Era in my ear”


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