From the get-go, the successor Bluetooth has been designed with ease of use in mind, with Jabra’s regional Sales Manager Karen Powell saying “We have designed the DRIVE to be as intuitive and simple as possible.”
“The Jabra DRIVE is for everyone from the tech-savvy to the technologically challenged, from mums to grandfathers.”
It’s common for people to associate ease of use with insufficient sophistication, but truth be told it takes a lot of work to produce quality without appearing complicated.
To be so refined, the Jabra Drive has to employ very clever technology. Consider its automatic pairing system. The Drive will automatically pair with two nominated Bluetooth devices, answer calls and let users speak with ‘hands free connectivity.’ Simple.
But to produce such an elegant result, the company puts to work a quality microphone and digital signal processing technology that drowns out traffic and chatter interference, while enhancing the call quality through echo reduction and relevant noise cancellation. All that technology works hard to produce, put simply, a clear hands free conversation.
Its faÃ§ade is characterised by large, visible control buttons and advocates simplicity. It will also read out GPS audio and its remaining battery status. It’s quite a big battery too, offering 20 hours of talk time and 30 days of standby time, making it an ideal solution for long drives and road trips.
Currently the drive is available from dick smith electronics, with a competitive recommended retail price of $59.95.