Audio specialists Jabra is upping the game unified communication (UC) headsets. Its evolved (pun intended) just-launched Evolve2 series features design cues from its consumer Elite range, boasts improved noise isolation, audio transmission, battery life, and Bluetooth connectivity. Microsoft Teams, the world’s leading enterprise collaboration app, is also baked into the new UC headset range.
The new Jabra Evolve2 range consists of the flagship Evolve2 85, Evolve2 65 (Stereo/Mono variants), and Evolve2 40 (Stereo/Mono variants).
Pricing and availability
Available from June 2020 from all Jabra authorised resellers.
- Jabra Evolve2 85 UC/MS Stereo Black/Beige – MYR2,599
- Jabra Evolve2 65 UC/MS Stereo Black/Beige – MYR1,799
- Jabra Evolve2 65 UC/MS Mono Black/Beige – MYR1,699
- Jabra Evolve2 40 UC/MS Stereo Black – MYR799
- Jabra Evolve2 40 UC/MS Mono Black – MYR759
Jabra Evolve2 85 features and specs
The first thing you’ll notice is the new design. With aesthetics derived from the Elite 85h consumer headset, Jabra is streamlining its design to cater to the new generation workforce. According to Jabra, people may not necessarily want to put on a work headset that looks like it’s “for work.” The new design combines Jabra’s much-loved consumer product aesthetics and its industry-leading UC solutions.
The Evolve2 85 boasts 50 per cent better noise cancellation compared to the predecessor Evolve 80. This is achieved through improved active noise cancellation technology and passive noise isolation from re-engineered ear cushions with memory foam.
40mm drivers in each ear cup feature an advanced digital chipset and support the latest AAC codec.
A dedicated boom arm with two microphones eliminates voice drop-out and noise from the environment and can be conveniently tucked away when not in use. The headset features eight other microphones, located in the ear cups to deliver 40 per cent audio transmission improvement for seamless listening and call experience.
The signature Jabra busylight provides 360-degree visibility. It actives automatically in calls and meetings, or can be activated manually to facilitate focus. When it’s glaring red, your colleagues, friends, or family know you’re engaged on a call.
Battery life is a marked 2.5-fold improvement over the Evolve 80, with enough juice to last 37 hours of use. Bluetooth connectivity is up to 30m, a three-fold improvement over its predecessor. It supports dual connectivity and personalisation via Jabra Direct and Jabra Sound+ apps.
The headset has direct access to popular voice assistants including Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa.
Last but not the least, the Evolve2 85 boasts Microsoft Teams integration—meeting open office standards and fully supports all leading UC platforms.
Jabra Evolve2 65 and Evolve 40 features and specs
The lightweight Evolve2 65 and Evolve2 40 on-ear headsets are available in stereo and mono variants. Both feature three integrated mics for 25 per cent improved audio transmission, including two mics in the right ear cup and one in the boom arm.
The new angled ear cup design and engineered oval memory foam ear cushions help reduce background noise by passive noise cancellation.
Both incorporate the signature Jabra busylight from the Evolve2 85.
The Evolve2 65 boasts a Bluetooth wireless range of up to 30m, dual-connectivity, and up to 37 hours of battery life. Like the flagship, it features a dedicated Microsoft Teams button.
Meanwhile, the Evolve2 40 is the corded variant of the Evolve2 65.
For more information, visit Jabra.
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