Hands-on: Jabra ARROW Auto Magic Bluetooth Headset

Most of you would agree that when it comes to Bluetooth headsets, they look pretty dull. However, the Jabra ARROW Auto Magic changes all that. Just by looking at the device in its case you will see that it is very stylish and helps complete the JX range.

Jabra are always at the forefront when launching Bluetooth headsets with high-tech spec and the latest in auto volume control technology. As with all Jabra products, the ARROW comes in funky packing, which seems to be a bit of waste. We are certain that this has put the price of the item up a little.

Just looking at the device you know that it has a quality to it, and that is backed up from the moment you place it in your hands. You may think that Jabra have worked hard on the looks, but it is the inside that counts and Jabra do not disappoint.

The biggest selling point of the ARROW is the auto volume control; this certainly comes in handy while driving, saving you the hassle of trying to fondle the controls. Once we paired the device up to our handset we decided to put this feature to the test. Pairing was quick and easy, but we expect nothing less from Jabra.

I placed the device in my ear and told my college to call me, but really shout as soon as the call was connected. I braced myself to throw the thing out the window of my car. This is where I was surprised, the caller sounded normal to me, this has something to do with the way that the technology auto adjusts the volume before it gets a chance to hit your ears. I must admit I was shocked at how well it worked.

The caller on the other end of the line had also noticed that there was not much road noise coming through; this has something to do with the DSP noise reduction. If you find that you will be sharing your Jabra ARROW with someone else, then you will be pleased to know that it can pair up two devices at a time.

It is very hard to find something wrong with this device it is very light weighing just 10g. The choice of earpieces means that it will fit any size ear canals. We think that Jabra could be on to a winner with the ARROW, and with prices ranging from £40-50, will meet most people’s budgets.

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Main features:

  • Adjusts volume control automatically
  • Comfortable fit with Jabra Ultimate Comfort Eargelsâ„¢ and ear hook
  • Convenient car charger and headset holder in one
  • Easy to use with dedicated on/off slider and auto-pairing
  • Multiuseâ„¢ – connect to 2 devices at the same time
  • Noise reduction optimized for in car use
  • Up to 4.5 hours talk time and up to 5.5 days standby time

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Written by Peter Chubb

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