Of late, I have noticed a new fashion-cum-fitness trend: whether at the gym or on the jogging track in the park—men and women, especially youngsters, are constantly streaming music from their mobile phones through ear-plugs or earphones. Quite often, they are engaged in animated telephonic conversations. Well, the primary objective of getting out of the house and doing some amount of exercise is the first casualty as most people are constantly fiddling with their wired or wireless head-gear; either they don’t fit right or are simply too large to rest on the head. Trust me, you won’t find this problem with the Jabra Elite 25e. Its design will ensure a great fit and all-day comfort. Jabra, part of the GN Group, is a leading developer and manufacturer of communications and sound solutions. Its corded and wireless headsets, even the sports ear-buds, are immensely popular among the consumers. The Jabra Elite 25e are full mobility on-the-go headphones that allow for seamlessly switching between calls and music throughout the day for optimal effectiveness and productivity—all of this for an accessible price point. The device is available for `3,999. The best part: The Elite 25e has a great battery for wireless calls and music. We take a look at some of its features.
The Jabra Elite 25e is designed in Copenhagen. Wind and noise protection and dust and water resistance (IP54), mean you can take calls wherever you are. It has a new oval ear-bud design for improved fit. The neckband has bendable flex zones and the design will ensure a great fit and all-day comfort. By enhancing the fit with Jabra’s EarGels, users get better in-ear sound. You’ll get three sets of EarGels in your package, along with the USB cable and a quick start guide. The EarGels and speakers are engineered for an immersive audio experience. The new EarGel design allows for a more secure and comfortable fit with less audio leakage as a result. This greatly improves the listening experience, so whether you prefer rich bass or crisp high tunes, your sound quality needs won’t be compromised. At my end, I paired the Jabra Elite 25e headphones with my Android device. And true to their reputation, these headphones are perfectly powered: One charge delivers all day or week power with upto 18 hours of battery life—giving you the freedom to stay connected anytime and anywhere. Company officials claim this is the best performance for a headset in this class.
Whether the headphones are used for listening to music or taking calls while commuting, the wind-protected microphone allows total concentration. The Elite 25e headphones have a dedicated voice control button and message read out; you have one-touch access to Siri and Google Now, letting you access information hands-free, on the move. But to do that, you’ll need to download the Jabra Assist app; this allows you to locate the headset, text, email and social message read out, etc. Put simply, there’s no longer any need to take your phone out of your pocket if you want to answer a call or change your tune! What impressed me about the Elite 25e was its ability to maintain a steady, hiccup-free connection and stay in my ears during my daily brisk walks. They also sound quite decent. Like I said, they are great for runners and gym enthusiasts.
Estimated street price: Rs 3,999