Saturday 3, September 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Designed for those who want to combine a great calling experience with music on-the-go and seamless switching between the two, Jabra – a leading international developer and manufacturer of a broad range of communications and sound solutions – is bringing its new Jabra Halo Smart wireless headphones to the UAE.

The brand’s multi-functional, neckband-style Bluetooth headphone, the Jabra Halo Smart delivers superior call experience thanks to high-quality microphones with integrated wind-noise protection, enhanced voice capabilities via a dedicated Google Now/ Siri button and immersive, full spectrum sound through its 10mm speakers.

Developed with voice and call-quality top of mind, the technical specifications of the Jabra Halo Smart are in-line with 79 per cent of modern users wanting one set of headphones for both calls and music but who find the call-experience on most music devices inadequate, according to a Lindberg Research survey commissioned by Jabra. Jabra Halo Smart allows the user to accept a call by separating the two earbuds as they rest around the neck, and use one earbud for phone calls or both for listening to music.

“The increasing adoption of headphones on a daily basis has become a lifestyle choice for consumers, whether they are at work, home or conducting a wide range of leisure activities,” said Dina Eladly, Marketing Manager Middle East & Africa, Consumer Solutions, Jabra.

“With more and more users switching between calls and music or watching movie clips for instance, we’ve witnessed a major shift in consumer demand and behaviour. Users are opting for wireless Bluetooth technology that gives them a hands-free experience while staying connected all the time. Keeping in mind the needs and desires of our customers, our Halo Smart headphones deliver best-in-class call experience and superior music experience.”

Capable of up to 17 hours talk time or 15 hours of music listening with just one charge, Jabra Halo Smart can be used all-day, every day. Built for calls first-and-foremost, Jabra Halo Smart uses an innovative subtle vibration alert with users able to answer calls by pulling the ear buds apart. Android users can expect readouts of calendar notifications, emails, text messages and social media messages.

Jabra Halo Smart’s discretely incorporates a 230mAh battery into the back of the neckband using bendable “flex zones”. An integrated Jabra Assist app allows users to track exact battery usage, as well as receive alerts when the battery is running low and notifications about when to recharge based on historical usage.

Jabra Halo Smart is the latest addition to the Jabra Halo family of wireless headphones, designed for busy people who are looking for versatile headphones for multi-purpose use. The first headphones in the series were the best-selling Jabra Halo Fusion.

Pricing and availability
Jabra Halo Smart is available in three colours: Impact Red, Electric Blue and Black. Priced at AED 339 (RRP), the headphones will be available online and in selected UAE retailers including Virgin Megastore, Sharaf DG, iStyle and Dubai Duty Free. The product will be available soon at Jumbo Electronics and Emax outlets.