Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd headset review

In my opinion, the Icon headset turned out to be one of the most successful in the Jawbone line, and it was a turning point in its time, where they decided to apply many new features that were not previously present anywhere else. I think it makes no sense to remember everything in detail within the framework of this review, I will send you to the Icon review, there is all the information.

This year, Icon received a quite logical continuation, it is called Icon HD, for the test kind people provided me with a set of Icon HD and The Nerd adapter, now the question is being discussed whether it is worth supplying such a set to Russia, whether there are potential consumers. In my opinion, definitely worth it. For most of you, it will not be difficult to connect a headset to a laptop for use with Skype, listen to music or podcasts. But for many, it is easier to use a special adapter, pressing one button allows you to “attach” the accessory tightly, without digging with settings, Bluetooth profiles, and so on. I myself, rather, for the second option. Let's take a closer look at the kit and figure out what's good here - I'll tell you in advance, I don't see anything bad.

Design, construction

You probably remember - Icon came out in several versions, and these were not just variants, like other manufacturers, but their own, special design for each product. Color, texture and even voice inside. Since Icon HD is a new product, they did something special, their own here. I really liked the look, even when I looked at the photos, the headset looks even better live. The color appears to be black. Or very dark grey. Corrugated front panel, glossy plastic on the back. The adapter repeats the look of the headset, that is, the kit is thought out not only in terms of work, but also in terms of design. It seems to me that the creators of the “bundle” were mainly counting on those people who do not like bright colors and want to be calm, but cool. I don’t know how to better convey my idea, Icon HD + The Nerd looks like BlackBerry 9900. It seems to be a device for business people, but all this metal, carbon fiber and high-quality plastic is suitable for both business and banal aesthetic pleasure. I can’t help but note the genius of the packaging, I don’t want to throw the box away, everything is in its place, here are the nozzles, here is the bow, as it should be. Simply wonderful.

Dimensions, weight, handling have not changed. The headset still fits perfectly, you can wear it with or without a headband, plus everything else it is not noticeable under the cap at all, since it fits quite snugly against the skull, at least in my case.

The Nerd

Jawbone knows how to choose big, catchy names for their products, Icon, Era, Jambox, Up. That's how the little USB adapter got its nickname, The Nerd. Where other companies don't give names and leave things anonymous, Aliph tries to put the dark side of the force called marketing to work. What is The Nerd? I think it's a botanist. The adapter does not seem to be inclined towards sentimentality and any kind of entertainment, just painstakingly doing its job and all that. Maybe. In any case, The Nerd is small, the color and texture are the same as those of the headset, USB is covered with a transparent plastic cap. At the end there is a single button, you need to press it to pair with the headset. The process takes seconds, the auto-connection works great, I've tried it with a MacBook Pro. There is a round indicator light on the top, looks nice, and the Icon design is repeated here again.

Yes, one small clarification. In the sound settings of a laptop with Mac OS, you need to select Jawbone NERD. When you turn off the headset, the sound does not go to the speakers, you need to turn it back in the settings or remove the adapter. With Skype, the headset works fine, I mainly used it for this purpose. In parallel, you can connect a phone to it, multipoint works well here, without problems.

Opening hours

There is no change, 4.5 hours, in fact, a little more than four hours of talk time. It is very good that there is a power adapter in the kit, you can use a short USB cable, it remembers how you bent it, conveniently. The operating time is a sore point of this device, there's nothing to be done about it. If you connect the headset to iPhone, the battery indicator will be visible on the display.

Why HD?

The headset uses proprietary technology Noise Assasin 2.5, in the video below you can see an example of how it works. In reality, the effect may not be so noticeable, however, Icon HD is able to effectively deal with ambient noise to the delight of the owner.

Now about why HD. Operators in the US and Europe offer their subscribers a service called HD-voice, in fact, this is an improved quality of voice transmission, I would like to ask Serezha Potresov to talk about this in a separate article. We don't have anything like that, as far as I know. The Icon HD headset uses an improved speaker that can work normally with this feature, you see, it's nice to hear a person, as if he were standing nearby. And what is the conclusion from this? In Russia, Icon HD is of little use. In my opinion, the quality of speech transmission is at the same level, except that the noise reduction began to work more correctly. In any case, Icon HD is one of the best headsets on the market in terms of voice quality, and at least for this I can safely recommend it for purchase.

Conclusions

The price of the kit in Russia will be approximately 6,500 rubles, this is a very approximate figure. In the bottom line, we have the same Icon with a redesign, all the same excellent features, ranging from rich customization options to good voice quality. The Nerd adapter works flawlessly, you can always quickly set up a connection with a laptop, for many consumers this is a big plus, and I'm glad that Aliph decided to meet the needs of lazy citizens who do not want to fool themselves with the settings. The only pity is that there are so few changes in the software, after all, it was possible to add reading the names of subscribers, and other chips from those that Era can do. Oh well, let Icon HD be an old song in a new way, but it's a great hit.

Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd headset review

In my opinion, the Icon headset turned out to be one of the most successful in the Jawbone line, and it was a turning point in its time, where they decided to apply many new features that were not previously present anywhere else. I think it makes no sense to remember everything in detail within the framework of this review, I will send you to the Icon review, there is all the information.

This year, Icon received a quite logical continuation, it is called Icon HD, for the test kind people provided me with a set of Icon HD and The Nerd adapter, now the question is being discussed whether it is worth supplying such a set to Russia, whether there are potential consumers. In my opinion, definitely worth it. For most of you, it will not be difficult to connect a headset to a laptop for use with Skype, listen to music or podcasts. But for many, it is easier to use a special adapter, pressing one button allows you to “attach” the accessory tightly, without digging with settings, Bluetooth profiles, and so on. I myself, rather, for the second option. Let's take a closer look at the kit and figure out what's good here - I'll tell you in advance, I don't see anything bad.

Design, construction

You probably remember - Icon came out in several versions, and these were not just variants, like other manufacturers, but their own, special design for each product. Color, texture and even voice inside. Since Icon HD is a new product, they did something special, their own here. I really liked the look, even when I looked at the photos, the headset looks even better live. The color appears to be black. Or very dark grey. Corrugated front panel, glossy plastic on the back. The adapter repeats the look of the headset, that is, the kit is thought out not only in terms of work, but also in terms of design. It seems to me that the creators of the “bundle” were mainly counting on those people who do not like bright colors and want to be calm, but cool. I don’t know how to better convey my idea, Icon HD + The Nerd looks like BlackBerry 9900. It seems to be a device for business people, but all this metal, carbon fiber and high-quality plastic is suitable for both business and banal aesthetic pleasure. I can’t help but note the genius of the packaging, I don’t want to throw the box away, everything is in its place, here are the nozzles, here is the bow, as it should be. Simply wonderful.

Dimensions, weight, handling have not changed. The headset still fits perfectly, you can wear it with or without a headband, plus everything else it is not noticeable under the cap at all, since it fits quite snugly against the skull, at least in my case.

The Nerd

Jawbone knows how to choose big, catchy names for their products, Icon, Era, Jambox, Up. That's how the little USB adapter got its nickname, The Nerd. Where other companies don't give names and leave things anonymous, Aliph tries to put the dark side of the force called marketing to work. What is The Nerd? I think it's a botanist. The adapter does not seem to be inclined towards sentimentality and any kind of entertainment, just painstakingly doing its job and all that. Maybe. In any case, The Nerd is small, the color and texture are the same as those of the headset, USB is covered with a transparent plastic cap. At the end there is a single button, you need to press it to pair with the headset. The process takes seconds, the automatic connection works fine, I tried with a MacBook Pro. There is a round indicator light on the top, looks nice, and the Icon design is repeated here again.

Yes, one small clarification. In the sound settings of a laptop with Mac OS, you need to select Jawbone NERD. When you turn off the headset, the sound does not go to the speakers, you need to turn it back in the settings or remove the adapter. With Skype, the headset works fine, I mainly used it for this purpose. In parallel, you can connect a phone to it, multipoint works well here, without problems.

Opening hours

No change here, 4.5 hours, in fact, a little more than four hours of talk time. It is very good that there is a power adapter in the kit, you can use a short USB cable, it remembers how you bent it, conveniently. The operating time is a sore point of this device, there's nothing to be done about it. If you connect the headset to iPhone, the battery indicator will be visible on the display.

Why HD?

The headset uses proprietary technology Noise Assasin 2.5, in the video below you can see an example of how it works. In reality, the effect may not be so noticeable, however, Icon HD is able to effectively deal with ambient noise to the delight of the owner.

With the release of new firmware, the original Kia Morning 2008 Gray Icon acquired all new abilities, added A2DP profile, new voice applications are constantly appearing. The MyTalk update service works fine, in principle, it is a combination of a utility on the computer and the Jawbone online service, the connected product is visible in the browser window, you can download another voice, audioapp, configure the device. For example, you can set your name, turn A2DP on or off, adjust pressing and holding the multifunction button - you can thus adjust the volume or turn Noise Assasin on / off, that is, noise reduction. I want to note that for Blackberry owners they made a special program that indicates the charge of the headset on the smartphone screen, you can find it here. I can't help but notice the humorous approach of the guys from Aliph, for example, now the voice control in the style of the old arcades is available for download, all this “pixelated” music and the voices of ancient robots. Very cool, well done.

Now about why HD. Operators in the US and Europe offer their subscribers a service called HD-voice, in fact, this is an improved quality of voice transmission, I would like to ask Serezha Potresov to talk about this in a separate article. We don't have anything like that, as far as I know. The Icon HD headset uses an improved speaker that can work normally with this feature, you see, it's nice to hear a person, as if he were standing nearby. And what is the conclusion from this? In Russia, Icon HD is of little use. In my opinion, the quality of speech transmission is at the same level, except that the noise reduction began to work more correctly. In any case, Icon HD is one of the best headsets on the market in terms of voice quality, and at least for this I can safely recommend it for purchase.

Conclusions

The price of the kit in Russia will be approximately 6,500 rubles, this is a very approximate figure. In the bottom line, we have the same Icon with a redesign, all the same excellent features, ranging from rich customization options to good voice quality. The Nerd adapter works flawlessly, you can always quickly set up a connection with a laptop, for many consumers this is a big plus, and I am glad that Aliph decided to meet the needs of lazy citizens who do not want to fool themselves with the settings. The only pity is that there are so few changes in the software, after all, it was possible to add reading the names of subscribers, and other chips from those that Era can do. Oh well, let Icon HD be an old song in a new way, but it's a great hit.

Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd headset review

In my opinion, the Icon headset turned out to be one of the most successful in the Jawbone line, and it was a turning point in its time, where they decided to apply many new features that were not previously present anywhere else. I think it makes no sense to remember everything in detail within the framework of this review, I will send you to the Icon review, there is all the information.

This year, Icon received a quite logical continuation, it is called Icon HD, for the test kind people provided me with a set of Icon HD and The Nerd adapter, now the question is being discussed whether it is worth supplying such a set to Russia, whether there are potential consumers. In my opinion, definitely worth it. For most of you, it will not be difficult to connect a headset to a laptop for use with Skype, listen to music or podcasts. But for many, it is easier to use a special adapter, pressing one button allows you to “attach” the accessory tightly, without digging with settings, Bluetooth profiles, and so on. I myself, rather, for the second option. Let's take a closer look at the kit and figure out what's good here - I'll tell you in advance, I don't see anything bad.

Design, construction

You probably remember - Icon came out in several versions, and these were not just variants, like other manufacturers, but their own, special design for each product. Color, texture and even voice inside. Since Icon HD is a new product, they did something special, their own here. I really liked the look, even when I looked at the photos, the headset looks even better live. The color appears to be black. Or very dark grey. Corrugated front panel, glossy plastic on the back. The adapter repeats the look of the headset, that is, the kit is thought out not only in terms of work, but also in terms of design. It seems to me that the creators of the “bundle” were mainly counting on those people who do not like bright colors and want to be calm, but cool. I don’t know how to better convey my idea, Icon HD + The Nerd looks like BlackBerry 9900. It seems to be a device for business people, but all this metal, carbon fiber and high-quality plastic is suitable for both business and banal aesthetic pleasure. I can’t help but note the genius of the packaging, I don’t want to throw the box away, everything is in its place, here are the nozzles, here is the bow, as it should be. Simply wonderful.

Dimensions, weight, handling have not changed. The headset still fits perfectly, you can wear it with or without a headband, plus everything else it is not noticeable under the cap at all, since it fits quite snugly against the skull, at least in my case.

The Nerd

Jawbone knows how to choose big, catchy names for their products, Icon, Era, Jambox, Up. That's how the little USB adapter got its nickname, The Nerd. Where other companies don't give names and leave things anonymous, Aliph tries to put the dark side of the force called marketing to work. What is The Nerd? I think it's a botanist. The adapter does not seem to be inclined towards sentimentality and any kind of entertainment, just painstakingly doing its job and all that. Maybe. In any case, The Nerd is small, the color and texture are the same as those of the headset, USB is covered with a transparent plastic cap. At the end there is a single button, you need to press it to pair with the headset. The process takes seconds, the automatic connection works fine, I tried with a MacBook Pro. There is a round indicator light on the top, looks nice, and the Icon design is repeated here again.

Yes, one small clarification. In the sound settings of a laptop with Mac OS, you need to select Jawbone NERD. When you turn off the headset, the sound does not go to the speakers, you need to turn it back in the settings or remove the adapter. With Skype, the headset works fine, I mainly used it for this purpose. In parallel, you can connect a phone to it, multipoint works well here, without problems.

Opening hours

There is no change, 4.5 hours, in fact, a little more than four hours of talk time. It is very good that there is a power adapter in the kit, you can use a short USB cable, it remembers how you bent it, conveniently. The operating time is a sore point of this device, there's nothing to be done about it. If you connect the headset to iPhone, the battery indicator will be visible on the display.

Why HD?

The headset uses proprietary technology Noise Assasin 2.5, in the video below you can see an example of how it works. In reality, the effect may not be so noticeable, however, Icon HD is able to effectively deal with ambient noise to the delight of the owner.

With the release of new firmware, the original Kia Morning 2008 Gray Icon acquired all new abilities, added A2DP profile, new voice applications are constantly appearing. The MyTalk update service works fine, in principle, it is a combination of a utility on the computer and the Jawbone online service, the connected product is visible in the browser window, you can download another voice, audioapp, configure the device. For example, you can set your name, turn A2DP on or off, adjust pressing and holding the multifunction button - you can thus adjust the volume or turn Noise Assasin on / off, that is, noise reduction. I want to note that for Blackberry owners they made a special program that indicates the charge of the headset on the smartphone screen, you can find it here. I can't help but notice the humorous approach of the guys from Aliph, for example, now the voice control in the style of the old arcades is available for download, all this “pixelated” music and the voices of ancient robots. Very cool, well done.

Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd headset review

In my opinion, the Icon headset turned out to be one of the most successful in the Jawbone line, and it was a turning point in its time, where they decided to apply many new features that were not previously present anywhere else. I think it makes no sense to remember everything in detail within the framework of this review, I will send you to the Icon review, there is all the information.

This year, Icon received a quite logical continuation, it is called Icon HD, for the test kind people provided me with a set of Icon HD and The Nerd adapter, now the question is being discussed whether it is worth supplying such a set to Russia, whether there are potential consumers. In my opinion, definitely worth it. For most of you, it will not be difficult to connect a headset to a laptop for use with Skype, listen to music or podcasts. But for many, it is easier to use a special adapter, pressing one button allows you to “attach” the accessory tightly, without digging with settings, Bluetooth profiles, and so on. I myself, rather, for the second option. Let's take a closer look at the kit and figure out what's good here - I'll tell you in advance, I don't see anything bad.

Design, construction

You probably remember - Icon came out in several versions, and these were not just variants, like other manufacturers, but their own, special design for each product. Color, texture and even voice inside. Since Icon HD is a new product, they did something special, their own here. I really liked the look, even when I looked at the photos, the headset looks even better live. The color appears to be black. Or very dark grey. Corrugated front panel, glossy plastic on the back. The adapter repeats the look of the headset, that is, the kit is thought out not only in terms of work, but also in terms of design. It seems to me that the creators of the “bundle” were mainly counting on those people who do not like bright colors and want to be calm, but cool. I don’t know how to better convey my idea, Icon HD + The Nerd looks like BlackBerry 9900. It seems to be a device for business people, but all this metal, carbon fiber and high-quality plastic is suitable for both business and banal aesthetic pleasure. I can’t help but note the genius of the packaging, I don’t want to throw the box away, everything is in its place, here are the nozzles, here is the bow, as it should be. Simply wonderful.

Yes, one small clarification. In the sound settings of a laptop with Mac OS, you need to select Jawbone NERD. When you turn off the headset, the sound does not go to the speakers, you need to turn it back in the settings or remove the adapter. With Skype, the headset works fine, I mainly used it for this purpose. In parallel, you can connect a phone to it, multipoint works well here, without problems.

Opening hours

There is no change, 4.5 hours, in fact, a little more than four hours of talk time. It is very good that there is a power adapter in the kit, you can use a short USB cable, it remembers how you bent it, conveniently. The operating time is a sore point of this device, there's nothing to be done about it. If you connect the headset to iPhone, the battery indicator will be visible on the display.

Why HD?

The headset uses proprietary technology Noise Assasin 2.5, in the video below you can see an example of how it works. In reality, the effect may not be so noticeable, however, Icon HD is able to effectively deal with ambient noise to the delight of the owner.

With the release of new firmware, the original Kia Morning 2008 Gray Icon acquired more and more new abilities, added the A2DP profile, new voice applications are constantly appearing. The MyTalk update service works fine, in principle, it is a combination of a utility on the computer and the Jawbone online service, the connected product is visible in the browser window, you can download another voice, audioapp, configure the device. For example, you can set your name, turn A2DP on or off, adjust pressing and holding the multifunction button - you can thus adjust the volume or turn Noise Assasin on / off, that is, noise reduction. I want to note that for Blackberry owners they made a special program that indicates the charge of the headset on the smartphone screen, you can find it here. I can't help but notice the humorous approach of the guys from Aliph, for example, now the voice control in the style of the old arcades is available for download, all this “pixelated” music and the voices of ancient robots. Very cool, well done.

With the release of new firmware, the original Kia Morning 2008 Gray Kia Morning 2008 Gray Icon has been gaining more and more features, added the A2DP profile, new voice applications are constantly appearing. The MyTalk update service works fine, in principle, it is a combination of a utility on the computer and the Jawbone online service, the connected product is visible in the browser window, you can download another voice, audioapp, configure the device. For example, you can set your name, turn A2DP on or off, adjust pressing and holding the multifunction button - you can thus adjust the volume or turn Noise Assasin on / off, that is, noise reduction. I want to note that for Blackberry owners they made a special program that indicates the charge of the headset on the smartphone screen, you can find it here. I can't help but notice the humorous approach of the guys from Aliph, for example, now the voice control in the style of the old arcades is available for download, all this “pixelated” music and the voices of ancient robots. Very cool, well done.

Now about why HD. Operators in the US and Europe offer their subscribers a service called HD-voice, in fact, this is an improved quality of voice transmission, I would like to ask Serezha Potresov to talk about this in a separate article. We don't have anything like that, as far as I know. The Icon HD headset uses an improved speaker that can work normally with this feature, you see, it's nice to hear a person, as if he were standing nearby. And what is the conclusion from this? In Russia, Icon HD is of little use. In my opinion, the quality of speech transmission is at the same level, except that the noise reduction began to work more correctly. In any case, Icon HD is one of the best headsets on the market in terms of voice quality, and at least for this I can safely recommend it for purchase.

Conclusions

The price of the kit in Russia will be approximately 6,500 rubles, this is a very approximate figure. In the bottom line, we have the same Icon with a redesign, all the same excellent features, ranging from rich customization options to good voice quality. The Nerd adapter works flawlessly, you can always quickly set up a connection with a laptop, for many consumers this is a big plus, and I am glad that Aliph decided to meet the needs of lazy citizens who do not want to fool themselves with the settings. The only pity is that there are so few changes in the software, after all, it was possible to add reading the names of subscribers, and other chips from those that Era can do. Oh well, let Icon HD be an old song in a new way, but it's a great hit.