Jabra Goes Big… and Small at CES 2014

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At CES 2013 Jabra showed off the upcoming Revo and Revo Wireless on-ear headphones. I have, and love, both! This year at CES 2014 Jabra went large with the Jabra Solemate Max and they went small with the Jabra Rox Wireless. We checked both out during our CES 2014 Booth Tour.

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The Jabra Rox Wireless are small, in-ear Bluetooth headphones that weight just 19 grams and offer hours of music enjoyment on the go. With an Omni Directional/noise filtering microphone to enhances call clarity by eliminating background noise, the Rox Wireless let you listen to your music and then switch over to make or receive a call. And while the earbud portion looks large, the design is such that they are actually quite comfortable.

Jabra ROX™ Wireless Earbuds Go Wireless with Great Sound

Best of all… They have magnets. (And who doesn’t like magnets!?!?) As Jabra explains,

Rox Wireless is protected against dust and water with solid steel that takes the rap when you’re at your most active. Rox Wireless has exclusive power-saving magnets – when you’re not using the earbuds, simply clip them together around your neck and the magnets will activate the power-saving mode.

The Jabra Rox Wireless are coming soon and we will have a details and a hands-on review as soon as they start to ship.


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We also got to spend time with the impressively large Jabra Solemate Max. We reviewed the original Jabra Solemate and liked it. We also reviewed the Solemate Mini. It too impressed. (In fact, the Solemate Mini was the speaker I chose to bring with me to CES 2014 and NAIAS this month.) The Solemate Max is the big brother of the previous Solemate speakers and we mean the BIG brother! Packed with Bluetooth 3.0, Near Field Communication for simple pairing and audio streaming for up to 14 hours, the Jabra Solemate Max gets loud… In a good way.

The $399.99 Jabra Solemate Max is one impressive speaker. We have one in hand for review and will be putting it through its paces shortly. For now, check it out here on Amazon.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.