Jabra unveils premium Stone Bluetooth headset

We had a simple product shot of the Stone - but this is way better
We had a simple product shot of the Stone - but this is way better

Jabra has announced its latest premium Bluetooth headset - the Stone - with minimalist design and a 'new approach' to design and storage.

The teaser was unveiled a few weeks ago for the new device, which we're pretty sure had hundreds of people weeping with excitement and anticipation of what Jabra could be bringing to the market.

As the name suggests, the Stone is moulded into a pebble-like plastic charging case, and automatically connects to a phone when taken out for use.

Jabra has put Noise Blackout Extreme technology to the Stone as well, which it tells TechRadar will bring 12db more noise cancellation when on a conversation.

We had a play with the new Stone, and it is certainly tiny, with a touch sensitive zone for volume control and call activation.

Talk and talk and talk

The battery life is rated at two hours for the headset, with a further six in the stone charging / carrying case, charged by microUSB.

It's actually quite impressive when you consider the Stone only weighs seven grams and has dimensions of 58 x 50.7 x 24.7mm.

We were pretty impressed with it in quick tests - especially as it looks more like a headphone than a Bluetooth headset, as it doesn't have a long boom to pick up voice.

It's now available now, priced at £99, with The Carphone Warehouse the exclusive retailer for the new headset.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.