Jabra BT2020 is a high-quality Bluetooth headset that was released on the market in 2007 as an improved version of the previous award-winning model.
Its design was inspired by the ergonomic Behind The Ear hearing aid devices that proved to be very comfortable even for long hours of wear, as they’re distributing the weight evenly across the user’s ear, while remaining discreet, almost invisible.
This Bluetooth headset model was destined to business professionals who need to communicate all day long while using their hands to do something else that could improve productivity. Well, since then, Jabra’s headsets have become some of the most popular options when it comes to this type of device.
The one we are reviewing today comes from Mobile Fun, which offered us the opportunity to play with it and tell you what it can do to make your life easier.
It comes in a compact transparent package in which we found the headset and a small box that contained the mains charger, a quick start guide, a special instructions book, a mini CD with the manual and three extra eartips.
I was a bit surprised to see that the headset is not as small in real as in seems to be in the product’s images, but I was more and pleasantly surprised after using it. It’s bigger than my ear, but it fits to it perfectly and not only it becomes invisible, but I almost forgot I had it on my ear after several minutes.
You first have to set the larger part behind your ear and this is very easy to do, unlike with other headsets, while the clear eartip is made from a material that simulates the skin’s softness to make it feel like it’s part of your ear.
It’s a very smart and simple design, while the device is lightweight.
If you take a closer look at the headset you can find three “buttons” on the margin. Well, two are buttons and one is the miniUSB port cover that you have to open in order to charge the headset. One button is for turning the headset On and Off, or for pairing it with your Bluetooth-enabled phone, while the other button is for controlling the volume levels.
To use the Bluetooth headset you have to keep the On/Off button pressed for three seconds and it will enter pairing mode automatically. Next you have to activate Bluetooth in your cell phone and start searching for new devices. It will detect Jabra BT2020 in a few seconds as “Bluetooth headset”, while the default password you have to enter for connecting the devices is “0000”.
Once the two gadgets are paired all you have to do is wait for a phone call, which will be transferred to the headset automatically and, in order to answer, you have to press the first button in the lower part of the headset behind your ear, which is the On Off button I was telling you about, after you hear the specific signal. When you want to end the call you can simply press the same button again, once.
To initiate a new phone call you have to choose the contact ID or type the number on your phone.
You also have the option to use voice dialing if your cell phone supports this functionality.
When you want to turn the headset off you first have to disconnect it from the cell phone, and then keep the same button pressed for three seconds until the blue LED stops flashing.
With the volume button you can lower or raise the volume, but make sure you keep it as low as possible, so it won’t cause hearing problems.
That’s it! These are all the steps you have to follow in order to control your headset. The blue LED light indicator will show you when the headset is on and ready for pairing and when it’s charging.
Specifications include Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate and eSCO, backward compatibility with Bluetooth 1.0 an 1.5, and a size of 46 x 9 x 82 mm at 16 grams.
What I like at Jabra BT2020:
1. It’s ergonomic and I get used to wearing it on my ear in several minutes. It doesn’t fall off the ear and it’s comfortable while walking.
2. It’s easy to use – I can use one button for all the functions.
3. It charges fully in only two hours.
4. It comes with three additional eartips called Mini Gels, which are soft and discrete.
5. Conversations are clear.
6. It provides eight hours of continuous talk time, or 360 hours of standby, from a single charge.
7. You can still wear your eyeglasses and your long hair can be arranged behind the ear without making the headset unstable.
What I’d add or change:
1. It doesn’t feature A2DP Bluetooth profile for music streaming.
2. The supported wireless range is of up to 10 meters, but sometimes, when I exited the room, the connection was disrupted. It happened with my LG Viewty, but there was nothing wrong while using the Nokia E51.
I can’t say why this happens, but from what I know, unlike infrared, the Bluetooth connectivity works great even through walls. Well, in the Jabra BT2020’s case, when the connection gets lost, as soon as you get closer to your phone again, it reconnects automatically.
The developer specifies that you need to keep the cell phone and the Bluetooth headset on the same side of your body, with no object or wall between them.
You can read more about the Jabra BT2020 Bluetooth headset at Mobile Fun, where it’s available for £19.95, including a free car charger.
The review is the personal opinion of Ladies’ Gadgets based on the experience with the sample product sent by MobileFun, which is the only compensation we received.