The Jabra BT5020 is arguably one of the best headsets on the market, offering a powerful set of features and remaining at a low price. Other than it’s ability to connect to two devices at once, the headset also boasts a whooping 10 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby.
Jabra BT5020 Specifications:
- Wireless: Bluetooth v2.0 hands-free
- Battery Life: 10hrs talk | 300hrs idle
- Weight: 0.6 oz (16 g)
- Multi-Point: 2 devices max
- Notifications: LED / vibrate
- Charger: AC Adapter or USB Cable
Just like any other headset, the BT5020 is easy to control as it only has a few buttons: Volume Up/Down, Power, and Talk/End. The volume keys are a bit sticky and difficult to press while wearing, but shouldn’t be an issue once setup properly. With one simple twist, the headset can be adjusted to be worn on the left or right ear. Since the earbud slides up and down, the headset fits most people. Once placed over the ear properly, the headset stays in place quite well. When compared to other wireless headsets on the market, the BT5020 remains comfortable to wear even for extended periods since it’s extremely thin and light weight. Also since unit resides behind the ear, it isn’t too apparent.
On the tech side, the Jabra sports Bluetooth v2.0 which supports features such as auto paring, multi-point connections, muting mic, voice dial, redial, call reject, and call waiting. The LED light provides info about the battery life as well as flashes blue/green when receiving a call. It is easy to be notified of an incoming call in loud areas since the BT5020 vibrates in addition to beeping. The performance was quite impressive as the call quality remained clear even about 25 feet away from the paired phone, but began to crackle after 35 feet. Another neat thing Jabra did was to include a USB cable to charge the headset in addition to a standard AC adapter. (keep one at home and one at work)
For people who need to make long important calls, this is probably the best and most affordable way to go since the voice quality is clear, offers 10 hours of talk time, is comfortable to wear, and costs about $50. Other headsets near the Jabra BT5020’s range include the Plantronics Discovery 665 and the Aliph Jawbone, however these cost around $100-150 and offer background noise-canceling features. This headset will work great for most people, is quite durable, and it isn’t too expensive to keep people from using. As we mentioned, the BT5020 is available online for just $53.