Jabra Clipper Review
:The Jabra Clipper is a small but very useful device for anyone who wants less cables without compromising on sound quality. It has a very good battery life to keep you entertained for long train journeys or time at the gym.
:The headphones in the package does not deliver the best sound quality but if it bothers you much, you can simply purchase different ones and fire it up.
The nifty, chic Jabra CLIPPER™ with its built-in microphone attaches to clothing or bag-strap and can connect via Bluetooth to a smart phone and a tablet simultaneously.
If you like me wants to have less cables attached to your smart phone or maybe you are on the other end where your cable is not long enough causing you discomfort then look no further because the Jabra clipper device’s job is to be a bridge between your Bluetooth device and your sound. You simply need to pair it up, connect your ear phones or if you have better ones like the iT7x and off you go.
- Bluetooth 2.1, including EDR, A2DP and AVRCP
- Clip-on wearing style
- Colors: Tangerine Tango, Turquoise, New Pink, White, Black
- US Military Grade Rain and Shock protection
- Talk/Music time – up to 6 hours; standby time – up to 8 days
- Dimensions = 4.8 cm (L) x 1.65 cm (W) x 2.55 cm (H)
- Weight = 20 grams
- Noise-blocking Stereo Ear buds
- AC charger
The Jabra Clipper is a 1.9 by 0.7 inch clip that measures about 16mm at its widest point. Available in various colours namely the black, pink, tangerine, turquoise, and white. We received the turquoise for this review which is nice and subtle in looks. The Jabra Clipper is made of a silky feeling rubberized plastic with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top edge and a power port on the bottom. On top of the device are two volume control buttons and a multifunction Talk button embossed on the face of the Clipper with a discrete status light sits underneath the plastic.
Offering about 11mm opening space, it is just about enough to clip on to your collar or the lip of your pockets; as the name suggests it is mainly designed to clip unto part of your clothing so that you have the freedom of using the source with no cables, both for making calls and listening to your favourite tunes.
In the box you get a set of in-ear buds, with three different silicon rubber tips for different ear sizes; the earphones that comes in the packaging are decent when it comes to sound quality but I still preferred my own set of headphones I already own. If you are not looking to spend any extra then you still have nothing to worry about because the in-ear headphones supplied sounds great and fits in perfectly enough to block out outside noise so no distractions.
Setup and everything else
The Jabra Clipper can pair with two devises which is great if you own two phones for example, and turning it on for the first time automatically enters it into pairing mode and to add the second device you hold down the Talk button for several seconds while the device is turned on.
Making and receiving calls sound clear with no crackling or interference but the Microphone had to be moved a little closer towards my mouth so that the other person could hear me clearly. You can use the Talk button to answer and end calls, redial numbers, mute the microphone, play and pause music, and skip tracks. The only time I experienced any issues with sound quality was when I moved away just over 10m which is average. The Jabra Clipper supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and A2DP.
The LED light shows the battery status and sound to indicate you when battery is running low or any other alerts; Charging takes 2 hours which allowed Clipper to keep going for 4.5 hours under heavy use for music at high volumes and making calls which is lower than quoted 6 hours talk time but under normal usage it was reaching about 5.5 hours talk time. Other advantage to the Clipper is that you can connect your sound system to the ear phone port instead of your headphones and use it to stream music from your smart phone.
The Jabra Clipper is a small but very useful device for anyone who wants less cables without compromising on sound quality. It has a very good battery life to keep you entertained for long train journeys or time at the gym.
The headphones in the package does not deliver the best sound quality but if it bothers you much, you can simply purchase different ones and fire it up. For the price point, it is affordable and fit for purpose.
Available from Amazon from £49.99