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Jabra BT 160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably. The build quality and reliability get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the microphone.

value for money, sound, comfort, portability, design

reliability, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Jabra BT 160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Jabra BT3010

 

This inexpensive Bluetooth headset appeals to the style-conscious with 33 interchangeable face plates.

Interchangeable face plates ; Decent call quality ; Excellent volume

Difficult to pair ; Buttons too tiny

Thanks to its decent sound quality, high volume, and cheap price point, we recommend the BT3010 to anyone looking for a basic mono headset. In particular, style junkies with an appreciation for detail will love the colorful, often wildly patterned...

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Jabra BT3010

 

When the Jabra BT160 came out last year, we praised it for being one of the first Bluetooth headsets to come with interchangeable cover designs. It doesn't add anything to its features or performance of course, but it's a nice touch for those who are...

The Jabra BT3010 comes with 33 interchangeable cover designs, is easy to use, and fits well in the ear. It also has good call quality and is extremely affordable.

The Jabra BT3010 has tiny controls and a rather stiff ear hook.

The Jabra BT3010 is a playful Bluetooth headset with plenty of cover design options at an affordable price, if you can look past its flaws.

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Jabra BT160

 
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Jabra BT160 Bluetooth Headset

 

Most Bluetooth headsets look the same, so when we see one that's eye-catching and attractive, we tend to take notice. Jabra got our attention last year with the JX10's sleek, silver design, and the company has done it again with one of its more recent...

The Jabra BT160 comes with 33 different design faceplates, plus you have the option of designing your own. It has a flexible ear hook, a comfortable fit, easy-to-press buttons, and solid audio quality.

It takes a while to get the right fit with the Jabra BT160, and it doesn't sound great in noisy environments.

Besides offering decent audio quality and a comfortable fit, the Jabra BT160's multiple design faceplates set it apart from most other Bluetooth headsets.

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Review: Jabra BT160

 

TreoCentral's Annie Latham reviews the Jabra BT160 bluetooth headset

Comfortable, Pairs easily and is easy-to-use, Faceplate customization options are endless

Answer/End button feels cheap, Works only about 10 feet away from the Treo (not 10 meters/33 feet as claimed), No carrying case or decent place to store faceplates

In my opinion the BT160 is what it is… a unique, very fun and fashionable way to move up to a Bluetooth headset without looking like a Borg. If the 33 included faceplates don't do it for you, go wild and make your own. The customization possibilities...

Consumer review by:

Whoever you're talking to hears EVERYTHING, LOUDLY!

 

I have had a difficult time enjoying this headset. The ear piece is pretty flexible, meaning you can put it on either ear pretty easily. However, it doesn't always stay, and is a bit bulky. More importantly is the tendency for the headset to lose...

It easily fits on either ear, and has fun designs to switch out depending on your mood or style. Also, it's inexpensive (or cheap)

Certainly cuteness is not the most important thing in a Bluetooth. Sound quality is horrendous to the other person; it picks up all background noise. It doesn't stay on the ear, and sometimes disconnects from the phone randomly, even while talking

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"Whoever you're talking to hears EVERYTHING, LOUDLY!"

 

I have had a difficult time enjoying this headset. The ear piece is pretty flexible, meaning you can put it on either ear pretty easily. However, it doesn't always stay, and is a bit bulky. More importantly is the tendency for the headset to lose...

It easily fits on either ear, and has fun designs to switch out depending on your mood or style. Also, it's inexpensive (or cheap).

Certainly cuteness is not the most important thing in a Bluetooth. Sound quality is horrendous to the other person; it picks up all background noise. It doesn't stay on the ear, and sometimes disconnects from the phone randomly, even while talking.

Consumer review by:

Jabra BT160 Bluetooth Headset

 

I have had a difficult time enjoying this headset. The ear piece is pretty flexible, meaning you can put it on either ear pretty easily. However, it doesn't always stay, and is a bit bulky. More importantly is the tendency for the headset to lose...

It easily fits on either ear, and has fun designs to switch out depending on your mood or style. Also, it's inexpensive (or cheap)

Certainly cuteness is not the most important thing in a Bluetooth. Sound quality is horrendous to the other person; it picks up all background noise. It doesn't stay on the ear, and sometimes disconnects from the phone randomly, even while talking

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"CNET Review Is Right On. I might ad though"

 

If i needed to always wear a bluetooth, I think i'd return this one & get something else more comfortable, & with bigger controls. The 30 day evaluation period is coming up, & I'm debating whether to take back & replace it or keep it....

For the price the BT3010 you get better then the average sound quality, & I haven't heard anyone I've called complain about my transmissions.

One thing i have noticed in the almost two weeks i've had mine is once in a while drops the connection to my phone. The ear is a pain, but for the price paid U get use to it. Lastly.. those little buttons can drive me crazy. For Little kid fingers

Consumer review by:

CNET Review Is Right On. I might ad though

 

If i needed to always wear a bluetooth, I think i'd return this one & get something else more comfortable, & with bigger controls. The 30 day evaluation period is coming up, & I'm debating whether to take back & replace it or keep it. I'll probably...

For the price the BT3010 you get better then the average sound quality, & I haven't heard anyone I've called complain about my transmissions

One thing i have noticed in the almost two weeks i've had mine is once in a while drops the connection to my phone. The ear is a pain, but for the price paid U get use to it. Lastly.. those little buttons can drive me crazy. For Little kid fingers

Product Specifications

With Jabra BT160, you don't have to look like a switchboard operator or corporate madman anymore! You can in fact choose between a total of 33 different cool ways to look - and still enjoy the latest technology can offer in hands-free mobile communication. However you're feeling, you'll find a headset style to match your mood. Wild, sporty, elegant, fruity, scary, or just plain gorgeous, the Jabra BT160 has a look to match. Communicate in the style that's right for you, and when you change your mind, simply change your style. And remember, it's your call - so make it fun! Whether you're writing e-mails, shopping, cooking, working out or just sitting down watching the world go by, you can keep your hands free for doing hands things and let your style do the talking. 33 fabulous designs are included: Tango, Target, Pinstripe, Skull, Mosaic, T-Rex, Sunflower, Zebra, Sundown, Love Red, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Summer Cream, Powder Pink, Lime Spirit, Passion Flower, Houndstooth, Rainbow, Versailles, Leopard, Autumn, Salmon, Wild Kids, Glam Squares, Ladybug, Butterfly, Music, Swirl, Pink Orchid, Kiwi, White Orchid, Scotch, Red Velvet.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono/Omni-directional
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud (with over-the-ear mount)/Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in/0.9in
Height:2.5in/2in
Weight:0.4oz/0.6oz
Width:0.9in/1in

Header

Manufacturer:GN
Model:BT160/BT3010
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JABRA

Remote Control

Type: None
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