Jabra Storm Bluetooth Headset - It started nice but ended with black skies
The Jabra Storm looks good, it’s lightweight, comfortable and the set up was a breeze. Only after using it for a few hours did I realise that the reason for these pros were simple. It was lightweight because of it’s technical inferiority to better headsets. It’s comfortable until you try to do anything that results in perspiration. Finally, there are no features to setup. Its not the worst headset and some people love it. I’m just not one of them.
The Top Questions for the Jabra Storm:
Is the Jabra Storm much larger than the Jabra Stealth?
The Jabra Storm is lighter than the Stealth, with the Storm weighing 1.6 ounces and the Stealth at 2.7. Both are incredibly lightweight but we find the Stealth can fit into the ear comfortably without the ear hook which means it takes up less space on the side of your head. In terms of mic length they are roughly the same, with the Storm being looser as it is hooked to the ear rather than fitted within.
How good is this at wind cancellation ?
The Jabra Storm does come with a foam mic cover which helps wind reduction. This doesn’t help much for the person you’re speaking with though as in high noise environments we found our voice would often end up being transmitted either spotty or as if we were really far away from the microphone. It happens with all Bluetooth headsets but it seemed permanent with the Storm and it became a quick problem for those we were in conversations with.
Is this headset worn in or out of the ear?
It is most definitely on the ear. Sometimes an ear hook can be problematic for those who wear glasses. That’s not the case with the Jabra Storm, it’s a nice loose fit so those who wear glasses won’t have any trouble with the comfort. The only negative is that when you perspire the fitting gets looser until you are constantly re-positioning, this was the only time when wearing glasses and this headset became a discomfort.
Does it work on both ears or only the right ear?
You can wear the Storm on either ear, you can easily rotate the earbud.
Where can I find an official video for this headset?
Is this Jabra Storm Bluetooth Headset on sale at Amazon.com?
Right now you can buy the Jabra Storm on Amazon.
Can I have simultaneous connections to two devices
Yes you can. You can easily pair the device via Bluetooth, but will only receive audio via one device at a time. So if you want background music via a stereo and an audiobook via your iPhone then its not going to happen via this headset.
Does It have a mute button?
To mute audio all you need to do is tap both the up and down volume buttons on the headset simultaneously. You have to use volume up to cancel the muting.
When listening to audio can you pause or resume directly from the headset?
There is no direct control over the playing of music on the headset. If you are listening to audio via your smartphone and get a call the headset will prioritise the call so that any playback is muted until the call is over.
Will this give me the name of whoever is calling?
We setup contact lists via the app but was unable to get an announcement of the caller. In the documentation it does say caller ID is supported so we’re not sure if that is a false claim (like the battery life or our error). In our experience whenever you receive a call you only get a voice asking you “Incoming call, say yes to answer or no to decline”. Alternatively you can press the answer call button. We were ale to access Siri and Google Now which enabled us to use the smartphones voice commands however.
Does this Bluetooth headset support talk to text?
This is more a question of whether your smartphone supports talk to text, rather than the headset. If your smartphone supports it you can dictate to text via this headset. We tried it and it worked as well as any other Bluetooth headset.
Can it read texts and emails?
Like with talk to text, if your smartphone supports text to voice via apps then you can trigger those via Siri or Google Now and hear any messages via the headset.
Where can I find an unboxing video for the Jabra Storm?
Does this come with a charger?
There was no wall charger included in our retail box. We did receive a mirco-USB to USB cable which connects the headset to any existing USB wall charger you may have or computing device. In recent times we’ve found a few products not include the actual wall charger so this isn’t something new done by Jabra and is probably just becoming the norm.
How would I know when my Jabra Storm is fully charged?
When charging a small red light is shown. This red light goes off when the device is fully charged.
How long does the battery actually last?
This is one of the more misleading things Jabra say about their Storm headset. In the marketing the device is meant to last for 9 hours of talk time but in our experience it needed a charge in half that time. Plus if you plan on using it for music get ready for even less charge life.
How is this headset with glasses?
The Jabra Storm is fine for glasses. The ear hoop doesn’t make it uncomfortable and for the most part there is absolutely no issues. It’s only when you sweat for any reason. Whether it be a hot day or you’re working out this device moves about heavily the more you sweat, it’s at this point you will find the constant re-positioning and glasses movement become a constant annoyance.
What do Jabra say about their Bluetooth Headset?
- Small, discreet design incorporating microPOWER technology.
- Ultimate Comfort Eargel for a secure fit
- Wind Noise Blackout and HD Voice for crystal clear sound at both ends of phone calls
- Easy pairing to smartphones and other devices with NFC, as well as Multiuse to pair to 2 devices at the same time
- 9 hours of talk time and an energy-saving PowerNap function
Where can I find a video review of the Jabra Storm?
What are the main Pros and Cons of the Jabra Storm?
- It has a sleek over the ear design.
- Its lightweight and comfortable with glasses.
- It is very easy to set up.
- The volume on incoming sound is good.
- Not the best at noise reduction.
- No caller ID, even after setting up my contact list.
- The battery life isn’t anywhere near what is advertised.
- If you get sweaty expect a lot of movement.