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Jabra Halo2 review

A stylish Bluetooth headset that looks - and sounds - great

Jabra Halo2
Unfortunately we feel that comfort was sacrificed in the name of style for this headset

TechRadar Verdict

Pros

  • +

    Looks good

  • +

    Portable

  • +

    Good sound quality

Cons

  • -

    A bit uncomfortable

The Jabra Halo2 is a Bluetooth headset that enables you to make and receive phone calls, as well as listen to music, from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone wirelessly.

The headset itself is pretty small, and attractively designed. The padding on the speakers for each ear is pretty thin, and while this helps keep the overall size of the headset down, it makes it a bit uncomfortable to wear, since you can feel the plastic edges of the headset pushing against your ears.

Pairing with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone was very simple - just pressing the single round button on the headset enables the smartphone to find the headset, and after typing in the default passcode it was ready to go.

The sound quality was great, and although the microphone is discretely built into the headset - presumably to keep the aesthetics nice and simple - it picked up voices clearly. The design also enables you to fold the headset so that is it very easy to compact and carry with you. Volume can be controlled via the headset as well.

Verdict

While not the most comfortable headset in the world, the Jabra Halo2 is portable, looks good and sounds great.

Matt Hanson
Matt Hanson


Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.