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Jabra STEEL: Bluetooth built to last
Let’s face it: As awesome as Bluetooth can be, Bluetooth peripherals aren’t always the most durable thing in the world. With water resistance and sweat resistance certifications, Bluetooth devices can travel with us wherever we go until they inevitably break. Jabra tackles this inevitability with the Jabra STEEL, a rugged, Bluetooth headset tough enough to go anywhere, even when listening conditions aren’t perfect.
The STEEL features Bluetooth connectivity for most modern Bluetooth-enabled devices to accept incoming calls. For Android devices, the headset also has integrated Google Now functionality, text message reading, and voice-activated call controls. It can also be used in relatively harsh environments from water, paint, dust, wind, or extreme temperatures. After all, what good is the ability to access calls and Google Now if the environment is a bit less than formitable?
Hardware-wise, the headset is equipped with extra large buttons so the user can utilize the headset’s features even if the user has gloves or wet hands. With ergonomics and an ear hook for comfort, the STEEL serves its true purpose as a tank of a headset with drops and mishandling, not that it would be a huge issue anyway seeing as the headset weighs in at 10 grams.
The Steel also features 6 hours of talk time with a 30 meter operation range to bring Bluetooth to less formidable environments with the IP54 rating for dust, water, and shock resistance. The Steel will be available in November at $123.