We don’t hear much about single-ear Bluetooth earpieces anymore, but just in case you thought the category was dead, Jabra has something new.
It’s called the “Eclipse”, and while it won’t remind you of a heavenly body, it is designed to be hardly noticed on your own.
Built to be small, this earpiece weighs just over five grams — yep, there are heavier grapes — with the tiny weight hiding a speaker capable of grabbing high definition voice quality, a microphone with noise cancellation tech thrown in, and a small battery able to last up to three hours.
If three hours doesn’t sound like much, the small carrying case for the Eclipse features another battery inside it, allowing this to charge the headset with another seven hours of battery life, resulting in a solid ten hours for the Eclipse if you need it.
” Many people love the idea of a Bluetooth headset, but have been hesitant to use one for reasons such as battery life or the challenge of surrounding noise,” said Karen Powell, Senior Director of Sales for Jabra in Australia and New Zealand.
“The Jabra Eclipse addresses all of these concerns with 10 hours talk-time and the freedom to take calls without ever having to consider your surrounding environment, all in a compact, stylish headset with outstanding sound quality and great design.”
One thing the Eclipse doesn’t address is ambidextrous wearing, and that’s because its design makes it wearable on in the right ear.
According to Jabra, this is intentional, with the Eclipse being designed this way due to the technology it employs.
“Most of the Jabra mono headsets have been designed to be ambidextrous,” said Powell to GadgetGuy, adding [that] the needs of the users are changing and quality demands for sound are higher.
“The Jabra Eclipse is unique in that it is specifically designed to fit within the ear and provide ultimate comfort and optimal sound via the music grade speaker. To do this, the fit must shut out most outside noise.”
Powell tells GadgetGuy that this design means Jabra has had to look at one ear — the more commonly used right ear — which is also previously did with the Jabra Stone.
“We are aware that strictly speaking not all will find this useful, but we are certain that the vast majority will,” she said.
If that doesn’t bother you or you prefer the right ear, you’ll find Jabra’s Eclipse in stores shortly in both black and white carrying a recommended retail price of $199.