Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset - Like the Motion but with Functionality
After the frustration of the Jabra Motion, the Stealth won me over. It’s not as good as the VXi BlueParrott in terms of quality but it’s as good as the Plantronics Voyager Edge – and it looks better sticking out my ear. The Jabra Stealth does everything you want in a smaller, more fashionable Bluetooth headset.
The Top Questions for the Jabra Stealth:
Is it black or black and silver?
The body of the headset is black with a brushed aluminium face. The ear piece is orange. The design is very nice, compact and surprisingly stylish.
If I get one with an English voice does it mean it’s not the US version?
All Jabra Stealth headsets use an English woman’s voice for system notifications and alerts. This voice is used when using the headset in English (UK) or English (American). It cannot be changed while using English as a language.
Is there a dedicated voice command button?
Yes. There is a side button that when pressed activates Siri or Google Now. This button works right out the box without issue.
Jabra Stealth or Voyager Edge?
The Stealth and Edge are both very good headsets. We recommend both wholeheartedly. Yet they both have caveats that could make someone lean in favor of one over the other, for example the Edge has a carry case and its gels remain firm and comfortable after repetitive use. The Stealth looks better and is much lighter on the face. They both perform exceptionally well in voice, volume and noise reduction. Whether you want that little more comfort over fashion is up to you.
Where can I find an official video for this headset?
Is this Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset on sale at Amazon.com?
Right now you can buy the Jabra Stealth on Amazon.
What’s in the retail box?
In the retail box you will find the Bluetooth headset, a micro-USB cable, USB car charger, several ear pieces and an ear hook.
Is this comfortable while wearing glasses?
This is a very light Bluetooth headset, at 2.7 ounces you probably wont need to wear the ear hook. We didn’t. Unlike the Jabra Motion which falls out the ear regularly this one remains firm except in extreme sudden movements. The fact you don’t need to wear the hook means it’s very comfortable with glasses of all shapes and sizes.
Does this headset have volume control?
No it doesn’t. You will need to adjust the volume via your smartphone. There is a Jabra App that gives you extended management over setting up the controls but we didn’t see a convenient way to add volume control to the headset itself.
Does it notify you when you receive a text message?
No. You have to use Siri or Google Now and ask it to check messages.
Can you hear and answer texts via verbal commands?
Once you install the Jabra App and connect your contact list you can set it up so that you can use Siri or Google Now to dictate messages to contacts. With this you can also ask to check messages, Siri or Google Now will then read out the messages. We recommend using apps like Drivesafe to improve safety as even when dictating a message you’ll sometimes need a moment to make a change via direct input of the smartphone.
Will this automatically pause/resume streaming media during a call?
This is one of the few weak points of the Stealth. There is no automatic fade if streaming from the same device as an incoming call. Perhaps this is something Jabra will fix with firmware as they have been very active trying to improve this device since its launch.
Where can I find an unboxing video for the Jabra Stealth?
Can I use it in my car while it is on charge?
Unfortunately no. This is the second chink in the Jabra Stealth’s armor. Due to the positioning of the charge connector on the headset, while it is charging it becomes impossible to wear.
Can I stop and start music from the headset?
Yes, but you’ll need to use voice commands. There is no button to stop, play, skip or even control volume.
Does this device speak the battery level even when you’re on a call?
In our experience the only time you get a battery update is when you first turn it on or when you hold down the battery button. If you hold the button it will say “Battery charge. Your remaining talk time is however many hours”. The fact it has dedicated buttons for battery, voice commands and calls makes this a very functional headset, even without volume control.
What do Jabra say about their Bluetooth Headset?
- Small, discreet design incorporating microPOWER technology
- Jabra Assist App helps you locate your headset using GPS tracking
- Noise Blackout, HD Voice for crystal clear sound at both ends of phone calls, and A2DP for music streaming
- Easy pairing to smartphones and other devices with NFC, as well as Multiuse to pair to 2 devices at the same time
- 6 hours of talk time and an energy-saving PowerNap function
Where can I find a video review of the Jabra Stealth?
What are the main Pros and Cons of the Jabra Stealth?
- Small, light and tech fashionable
- Good speaker and mic quality.
- Great noise reduction.
- Mostly comfortable when worn.
- Functional and easy to use.
- It doesn’t stop streaming audio during a call.
- Can’t use it while charging in the car.
- The gels get uncomfortable after long use.