Jabra Intros Headsets, Apps Site

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San Francisco - Jabra made a series of announcements Wednesday evening, including the introduction of a site that aggregates Jabra-friendly apps.  

Jabra, a brand of GN Netcom, introduced its Wave design headset, which will be offered in three versions: black or red Bluetooth models or a corded version in black. Features include an enhanced behind-the-ear wearing style, new wind-noise reduction technology, Voice Guidance and Multiuse technology, which lets the headset be connected to two devices at the same time.  


The Wave will available in Verizon Wireless stores in November for $69.99.

Jabra also launched the Skype-certified Extreme - For PC wireless headset. It comes with a pre-paired USB adapter that automatically connects the headset to a PC and Skype software, the company said.

Features include Multiuse technology, dual microphones, Ultimate-fit Eargels and two rotatable ear hooks. Talktime is listed at 5.5 hours with standby time at 10.5 days. It weighs 10 grams.

The Extreme - For PC is currently available for $99.99 at Best Buy.

Finally, the company announced its World of Apps, a library of existing third-party hands-free apps that can be used with Jabra's devices. 

The site, which can be accessed at


, is meant to save Jabra users time by congregating all the ones that pertain to their devices.

 "There is so much exciting innovation taking place in the mobile apps space but it can be initially overwhelming to consumers.  Imagine spending a couple of hours weeding through applications only to download an app that ends up being sub-par or doesn't work with your mobile or hands-free device," said Jonas Forsberg, general manager North America, mobile division, GN Netcom. "The Jabra World of Apps offers our customers a unique freedom of choice -- from productivity, entertainment and music, voice dialing and translation and GPS services."


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