Jabra Stealth Takes on Jawbone’s ERA Bluetooth Headset

At CE Week in New York, Jabra unveiled their latest in wireless sound, showing off a brand new Bluetooth headset and a set of active wireless earphones. More than anything, Jabra would like you to completely forget about their new products—after you put them on, of course.

Both the Jabra Stealth and Jabra Step Wireless are very tiny and lightweight, without knocking off too much in the way of battery life or sound quality. The Stealth is the new Bluetooth headset, although you can also use NFC to pair the headset with another device. Thanks to Jabra’s microPOWER technology, the Stealth’s low profile goes hand-in-hand with HD Voice and respectable, if short of ideal, battery life at six hours of talk time. In keeping with the times, Stealth can also be used to activate Siri or Google Now with only voice controls.

Jabra Stealth

The Step Wireless earphones are similarly slim, and should provide a comfortable, secure fit for those looking for a set of exercise earphones. Incredibly, they weigh less than one ounce. Hopefully that doesn’t mean they’re a pair of throwaway earphones—water and dust resistance are reassuring, at least. There are also soft earhooks to keep the buds in your ears and, despite the low profile, Jabra has still managed to slip in an in-line remote for controlling music and accepting or rejecting calls.

We don’t yet know how much the Jabra Stealth will cost, but we know it will hit stores on August 8. Jabra Step Wireless will sell for $70, and will be available online from Jabra and Amazon sometime in August.