New Jabra “Stone” Bluetooth Headset Coming October 20
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.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
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.
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 jabra.com/stone. 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 JabraStone.com 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.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.