Jabra Tells You to Keep Your Hands on the Wheel With New In-Car Speakerphone, Plus VOIP Headsets

Now instead of just the GPS British lady talking to you, so can your Jabra in-car speakerphone. This completely hands free interactive device will help you stay focused on the road while still multitasking calls. A huge feature about this product is that it can distinguish background noise from your voice. So instead of sounding like Charlie Brown’s teacher to the other person on the line, you will actually sound like a person. Imagine that. Also announced today was multiple VOIP optimized products that work particularly well with Skype. See below for more info:

Cruiser2 In-Car Speakerphone

“The CRUISER2 in-car speakerphone is compatible with a wide variety of third-party apps that allow users to listen to music or hear incoming text messages and emails, making communicating on the road safer and easier.  The CRUISER2 has several features that make it easy-to-use and set it apart from other speakerphones including Caller ID – the speakerphone ‘talks’ to the user, telling you who is calling, exactly how you have the caller programmed into your mobile phone (for example, “Mom calling” or “Martin Work calling”) – and Voice Announcements that provide audio guidance when setting-up the device and to clearly announce connectivity status and low battery levels.

In addition, the CRUISER2 features Noise Blackout™ technology that reduces ambient sound without compromising voice quality, the Jabra CRUISER2 features strategically placed microphones that are able to distinguish between background noise and the caller’s voice, ensuring optimized audio without distracting noise from other passengers or outside traffic.  With enhanced Multiuse™ technology that allows users to connect two devices – mobile phones, smartphones and MP3 players – to the in-car speakerphone at the same time allowing for two “active” connections as well as the ability to transmit and play MP3s from a mobile device to the car’s stereo system via the speakerphone.

– Bluetooth 2.1Technology, including EDR and eSCO

– Great sound with dual microphones and a powerful speaker

– Easily connects to car radios via the FM transmitter to transmit music and calls to the car speakers

– Quickly and easily downloads a phonebook to tell you who is calling

– Large, easy to access volume controls, including a dedicated mute button

– Auto-pairing accompanied by audible pairing instructions for no-nonsense set-up

– Features answer/end, redial and voice dialing

– Voice Guidance in 9 different languages

– 2 Chargers are included – a micro USB cable for charging via a PC and a universal car charger that fits into the car lighter

– Talk time – up to 14 hours – and up to 13 days of standby time”

VOIP Optimized Products


“The first product released from this VoIP-optimized suite makes poor quality calls a distant memory and can simultaneously be paired to both your PC and your mobile phone.  Designed for the true road-warrior who refuses to sacrifice on sound quality, the headset has been described by a Skype test engineer as “the best sounding/performing Bluetooth headset my team has put through our test laboratories.”  (Best Buy, MSRP: $99.99)


Offers great value for the money and provides the perfect hands-free solution for a student studying abroad that plans on using Skype to keep in touch with family and friends or a recent grad who is entering the workforce in a new city or country.  The EASYGO – FOR PC is a lightweight, stylish headset that can handle all of the needs of an entry-level Bluetooth user.  The EASYGO – FOR PC can simultaneously be paired to both your PC and your mobile phone.  (MSRP: $59.99)


This corded option is perfect for those who are not quite ready to go completely wireless.  Compatible with both mobile phones and VoIP calls, the CHILL – FOR PC comes equipped with a high-quality microphone and music control function, leaving all other corded headphones in the dust. (MSRP: $29.99)

Jabra SPEAK410 – FOR PC

This USB-powered speakerphone brings the convenience of instant speakerphone calls anywhere using Skype.  The SPEAK410 – FOR PC is a plug & play voice-conferencing solution that requires no additional set-up and comes with a mobile carrying case, allowing users to set up a mobile conference room in a matter of seconds.  The product also features music playback capabilities so users can enjoy their favorite tunes while waiting for a VoIP conference call to begin. (Launching in Q2 2011)”

See Jabra for more information.