I am having trouble pairing
Hi, Look for "Add new device". Hit OK.
the phone will search for a couple seconds. If your headset is in paring mode, it will show up on the phone either with the name of device or something like this [unknown headset] or [b2.c3.f4.56.a1] (called a MAC address).
Either way, select it, and hit OK.
The phone will now ask you for a "Pin" or "Passcode", which is a 4 digit number. Headsets will ALWAYS have 0000 (four zeros) as a pin or passcode. I have never encountered a headset with a different number as a passcode. I have been in wireless for 10 years, and still have not found a headset that has any different numbers.
Enter these four zeros and select "OK"
The headset and phone will connect to each other. The phone will display a message that will be something to the effect of:
"Connected to headset".
I've reviewed Bluetooth headsets before, and I would have to say that the Jabra STONE is one of the sleekest looking. Its shape is designed with minimalist simplicity, with a shape made for either the left or the right ear.
This shape goes onto a charger that is perfectly made to accept the Jabra STONE like a puzzle piece. This charger is probably what sets the STONE apart from most Bluetooth headsets, as it can charge the headset as the user goes. A green indicator means that it has enough charge for one full time or more. The red indicator means that it needs to be charged.
The STONE can be charged with an AC cord or USB connection. Once it is charged, there is a pairing indicator that made it simple to sync with my mobile phone. It has about 12 days (288 hours) of standby time and 8 hours of talk time.
I found that pairing the STONE with my phone was quite simple. In a matter of seconds, it was connected to my phone and I was making my first phone call on it.
The sound for the STONE is pretty good, with dual microphones and their trademarked Noise Blackout Extreme and crystal clear sound and voice with DSP.
One of the big features that I found is the touch sensitive volume control. In other words, there is no buttons for controlling the volume. I welcomed that, and most volume controls on Bluetooth headsets are really, really tiny buttons.
Other features include the ability to connect to two devices at a time, and it can stream music from an A2DP enabled mobile phone.
This is the problem that I had with the STONE. I found that there isn't really a "standby" indicator. I found that using it was a hit or miss situation. If I just pulled it out of the charger, it would sync with mobile it would work. When my phone rang later, and the headset was out of the stone cradle, and hitting the "connect" button didn't help. In short, I had to answer my phone. The Jabra STONE failed me, but I remember having similar awkward experiences when I first used other Bluetooth headsets.
The Jabra STONE comes with the headset, charger, 2 Eargels, a belt clip, AC charger, and a USB charger. You should be able to get it on Amazon for about $90 as the price to this writing.
on Feb 24, 2011