by Al Sacco

New Jabra “Stone” Bluetooth Headset Coming October 20

Sep 23, 2009
Computers and PeripheralsData CenterMobile

Bluetooth accessory maker Jabra is sending out notifications to the press about a brand new Bluetooth headset it plans to unveil on October 20, which will reportedly feature an entirely new "Stone-like" design.

I just received a stone in the mail. No, I’m not being facetious. And no, it’s not a Rolling Stone; neither Mick Jagger nor Keith Richards came to visit me today via the USPS.

The stone I received arrived along with a press notification regarding an upcoming Bluetooth headset from accessory-maker Jabra: The Jabra Stone.

Jabra “Stone” Press Notification Card with Actual Stone

From the press notification card:

“You’ll never think about headsets the same way. Get ready for a revolutionary new shape — a headset that looks, feels and sounds better than anything you’ve tried before. Follow the global countdown at Watch when barriers are broken.”

No additional information on the new Jabra Stone headset is available, besides the date when it will be officially unveiled: October 20, 2009. But you can visit to view a real-time countdown timer and enter to win one of two Stone headsets each week until October 25.

It’s also worth noting that there’s an AT&T logo on the press card, which implies the Jabra Stone launch will be in partnership with the wireless carrier–though to what extent remains unknown.

I don’t get too excited about Bluetooth headsets–I’ve got more of them than I can possibly use, and my BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone has taken my headset’s place while driving, anyway. But Jabra makes quality products, and it’s refreshing to see a company try out some new designs instead of simply copying the heavies in the space and making products that look just like BlueAnt or Jawbone headsets.

Suffice to say my interest is piqued.