Sunday, 20 January 2013

JAWBONE ICON Bluetooth Headset for your iPhone in 2013

Few days ago, after receiving my iPhone 5. I tried to connect my phone to my tiny NOKIA bluetooth headset but failed, so I thought maybe just maybe iPhone has also limit their bluetooth headset only to certain brands registered to APPLE.

So I decided to get me a new piece, as me driving without my hands free head set make me uncomfortable to drive while talking over the phone, especially when the call is urgent. As I entered to one of MAC retail outlet, I quickly asked if there are any bluetooth head set for my iPhone, and the staff introduced me JAWBONE. one of the brand which they have just ordered. I read about JAWBONE before about the quality of sound it produces, and the staff there told me that JAWBONE brand popularity is on the rise.  Then I answered OK....

So here is my review...

The Bluetooth headset piece comes in a box contains charger set, a USB cable several pieces of ear sponge, and 2 sizes of rubber made ear plug/earbud and a piece of ear hook, user manual and most of all the JAWBONE bluetooth headpiece, all fitted into one small box.

This is the piece that I have tested with my iPhone5...the quality of the sound produce by this tiny, classy look headpiece is superb. The music and song played when listen via this great piece is crystal clear,I guess that is why the box as printed reads Superior Quality HD SOUND.... yes indeed the sound is superior...

So I tested the quality of voice when talking over the phone...the voice quality produces by JAWBONE headpiece is a superb as listening to the music. The voice quality has been enhance when you are talking hand free, so how does JAWBONE create such a quality sound? here are some of the feature that JAWBONE has incorporated into its quality piece...


Jawbone® ICON™ is equipped with military-grade NoiseAssassin® 2.5 with wind reduction, the best noise cancellation technology that money can buy. Originally developed for use by tank commanders and helicopter pilots, NoiseAssassin is a proprietary technology that eliminates unwanted background noise when you talk on the phone. It gives you the freedom to enjoy quiet phone conversations in places you previously couldn't. Jawbone headsets are the only Bluetooth® headsets with a Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) that literally feels your speech vibrations. As a result, Jawbone ICON delivers unmatched speech quality and eliminates virtually all background noise.


Unlike any other Bluetooth headset, Jawbone ICON is intelligent and updatable, which means that ICON only gets better with time. How? Thanks to MyTALK, our free, one-of-a-kind platform that lets you try different apps, personalize settings and download the latest and greatest features and software updates. Just sign into MyTALK, plug in your headset and sync whatever apps and updates you want.

To know more about JAWBONE features... click here

The price in Malaysia well particularly in Sabah state cost about MYR385. 

IPhone5 Battery Drains so fast after IOS 6.0.2

Hi Readers,

It has been a while since my last post, and that was more than a month ago my post was about the new iPhone is coming to Malaysia. Now our Company just Celebrated our 25th Anniversary and to welcome this auspicious occasion, our CEO has decided to present us a gift, that is everyone of us will receive 1 unit of iPhone5. 

We were so excited to receive this special anniversary gift. upon receiving it we couldn't get our hands off from the new iPhone5, going through all the settings and features make us very proud to owned an iPhone.

I checked the IOS version and it is 6.0.2, the latest update of the IOS version for iPhone 5. this IOS version was supposedly meant to resolved the issues of wifi experience by iPhone users. but some how it creates another problem, which at first I thought is is normal. as I recharged my phone to 100% which I checked at 0339am, by 0735am somehow the battery dropped to 97%. So as I monitored the battery behaviour I tried browsing through my emails, and after 10-20minutes of email browsing the battery dropped to 87% another 20% of battery drained by just browsing through my emails, which I did not experienced it with my Galaxy Note though the battery did dropped with my Note, but not as much as 20%. 

As I search over the internet, most iPhone users after upgrading to IOS 6.0.2 most of them are experiencing fast battery drained even with less activity on their iPhone. 

I guess each time when APPLE tried to resolved some issues of their OS or IOS, there will definitely be another issues triggered, this is the same for me after I upgrade my Mac Book from OSx LION to OSx Mountain Lion, which also experiencing batter drained issue. some how they manage to came up with a patch solution to resolved the batter drained issue. Somehow for the iPhone battery issue, there are still no new about APPLE is looking into the problem yet. 

Desperate with solution I found this from about a solution on how to resolve the battery problem. this was after muka3d had contacting APPLE support, bare in mind this is just a possible solution. so I have tried it...and lets see what will be the result is.

A possible solution might have been provided from forum member muka3d, after a contacting Apple Support:

1. Close all of my apps (using the app switcher; double tap home, press and hold an icon, click the red close button);

2. Go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings. (Does NOT delete apps or any data; just resets network/iOS settings);

3. Wait for phone to restart;

4. Charge it up to 100 percent and monitor. Muka3d noted that his iPhone 5 with the iOS 6.0.2 update has been "working perfectly and battery levels are great," adding only one percent of battery life was lost in 12 hours.

Any comment to any iPhone users out there, please share your experience after upgrading to IOS6.0.2, or any solution that might work to resolved this issue.

Thank you for your comments and tip....