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  1. #1
    Mike Jacoubowsky
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    Not sure where the best place to post this is, but since it's an ATT iphone, why not?

    Can anybody recommend a bluetooth earpiece that does a good job of shielding wind noise from the mic? There are times when I might need to take a call while out riding (a bicycle), and normal bluetooth earpieces just don't work well at all. If the Jawbone would actually do the trick, I'd spend the $$$, but so far I haven't found many references to the Jawbone and wind noise.

    Thanks-

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
    www.ChainReactionBicycles.com





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  2. #2
    Robert A. Fink, M. D.
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    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?

    On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 16:01:50 -0400, "Bill" <bargerw@bellsouth.net>
    wrote:

    >CNET.com has some reviews of the Jawbone type.
    >Others too.
    >
    >"Mike Jacoubowsky" <mikej1@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
    >news:WD%lk.6376$np7.2237@flpi149.ffdc.sbc.com...
    >Not sure where the best place to post this is, but since it's an ATT iphone,
    >why not?
    >
    >Can anybody recommend a bluetooth earpiece that does a good job of shielding
    >wind noise from the mic? There are times when I might need to take a call
    >while out riding (a bicycle), and normal bluetooth earpieces just don't work
    >well at all. If the Jawbone would actually do the trick, I'd spend the $$$,
    >but so far I haven't found many references to the Jawbone and wind noise.
    >
    >Thanks-
    >
    >--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
    >www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
    >
    >



    My wife uses a Jawbone device with her iPhone, but, when I am on the
    receiving end of her calls, I hear distortion and wind noise which is
    worse than what I have heard from other earpieces used by others.

    I use a Motorola T505 speakerphone device with my RAZR and it is much
    better than the Jawbone.


    Best,

    Bob


    Robert A. Fink, M. D.
    Neurological Surgery
    2500 Milvia Street Suite 222
    Berkeley, CA 94704-2636 USA
    510-849-2555

    **********************************
    NOTE: The material above is not "medical
    advice". Medical advice can only be
    given after an in-person contact between
    doctor and patient.
    **********************************



  3. #3
    Mike Jacoubowsky
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?

    > My wife uses a Jawbone device with her iPhone, but, when I am on the
    > receiving end of her calls, I hear distortion and wind noise which is
    > worse than what I have heard from other earpieces used by others.
    >
    > I use a Motorola T505 speakerphone device with my RAZR and it is much
    > better than the Jawbone.
    >
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Bob


    And there's the thing... 4phun reported that it works very well with wind
    noise. Go figure. It's as if there are two entirely different user
    experiences with the Jawbone. Which, in fact, there might be, but why? I can
    understand the issue about whether it's touching your cheekbone or not, but
    not sure how that correlates to wind noise issues.

    I could try one and return it if it didn't work, but that would probably be
    as likely as me sending in rebates. I'd get around to it, someday. Maybe.

    Thanks-

    --Mike Jacoubowsky
    Chain Reaction Bicycles
    www.ChainReaction.com
    Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA





  4. #4
    4phun
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?

    Bob that Jawbone is very sensitive to proper use. The little device
    must be touching one's cheek in order to cancel all wind and other
    background noise. Several of us had them in a very noisy environment
    with iPhones. We all noticed the first iPhone user who had one was
    very clear and so we all bought the Jawbone original edition. The new
    ones are supposed to be even better.

    When I first used mine I had a lot of complaints until I realized that
    it must lightly touch your cheek while you are talking. It took a bit
    to get the ear attachment to set correctly for my face.

    I prefer an AnyCom solar blue tooth speaker for use with the iPhone in
    the car since it doesn't need any wires to keep charged in normal use.
    I get an occasional echo on my end with that one which is a fault of
    the 3G iPhone or so I have been told.



    On Aug 5, 4:32*pm, "Robert A. Fink, M. D." <lyn...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 16:01:50 -0400, "Bill" <barg...@bellsouth.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > >CNET.com has some reviews of the Jawbone type.
    > >Others too.

    >
    > >"Mike Jacoubowsky" <mik...@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
    > >news:WD%lk.6376$np7.2237@flpi149.ffdc.sbc.com...
    > >Not sure where the best place to post this is, but since it's an ATT iphone,
    > >why not?

    >
    > >Can anybody recommend a bluetooth earpiece that does a good job of shielding
    > >wind noise from the mic? There are times when I might need to take a call
    > >while out riding (a bicycle), and normal bluetooth earpieces just don't work
    > >well at all. If the Jawbone would actually do the trick, I'd spend the $$$,
    > >but so far I haven't found many references to the Jawbone and wind noise..

    >
    > >Thanks-

    >
    > >--Mike-- * * Chain Reaction Bicycles
    > >www.ChainReactionBicycles.com

    >
    > My wife uses a Jawbone device with her iPhone, but, when I am on the
    > receiving end of her calls, I hear distortion and wind noise which is
    > worse than what I have heard from other earpieces used by others.
    >
    > I use a Motorola T505 speakerphone device with my RAZR and it is much
    > better than the Jawbone.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Bob
    >
    > Robert A. Fink, M. D.
    > Neurological Surgery
    > 2500 Milvia Street *Suite 222
    > Berkeley, CA *94704-2636 *USA
    > 510-849-2555
    >
    > **********************************
    > NOTE: *The material above is not "medical
    > advice". *Medical advice can only be
    > given after an in-person contact between
    > doctor and patient.
    > **********************************





  5. #5
    Adam Kb2jpd
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?


    The Jawbone is the best when properly applied to the face. Use it with
    a iPhone and use it mobile with a jeep and a very high noise
    environment. The old model is available in a giftbox for almost half
    price on eBay. The newer black slim Jawbone NoiseAssassin is all the
    rage in the phone stores.

    Adam in NYC with a iPhone

    On Aug 5, 12:55*pm, "Mike Jacoubowsky" <mik...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
    > No

    t sure where the best place to post this is, but since it's an ATT
    iphone, why not?
    >
    > Can anybody recommend a bluetooth earpiece that does a good job of shielding wind noise from the mic? There are times when I might need to take a call while out riding (a bicycle), and normal bluetooth earpieces just don't work well at all. If the Jawbone would actually do the trick, I'd spend the$$$, but so far I haven't found many references to the Jawbone and wind noise.
    >
    > Thanks-
    >
    > --Mike-- * * Chain Reaction Bicycleswww.ChainReactionBicycles.com





  6. #6
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?

    In message
    <90abea13-40d8-401f-8cb8-6fd27419d315@r66g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>
    4phun <vic.healey@gmail.com> wrote:

    >The Jawbone is very effective in cutting wind noise. Three thumbs up
    >IMHO.


    I've owned both the original and the updated version, in my experience
    they're great at everything except wind noise.

    They manage to handle music, car/bus/train noise, crowds, office
    background noise, even my cat meowing incessantly at my attempt to speak
    to someone other then him.

    However, for wind noise, only the microphone on/off switch works, the
    active noise cancellation does not, so the wind noise is still pretty
    bad when I'm actually speaking.

    That being said, either of the Jawbone headsets is still above any other
    headset I've used for everything including wind.



  7. #7
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?

    Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
    >> My wife uses a Jawbone device with her iPhone, but, when I am on the
    >> receiving end of her calls, I hear distortion and wind noise which is
    >> worse than what I have heard from other earpieces used by others.
    >>
    >> I use a Motorola T505 speakerphone device with my RAZR and it is much
    >> better than the Jawbone.
    >>
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    > And there's the thing... 4phun reported that it works very well with wind
    > noise.


    LOL, you're new here, huh? If 4phun said it worked well with wind noise,
    that's a pretty good indicator that it doesn't.

    I have the same issue with using Bluetooth on the bicycle, it just
    doesn't work, and I was amused to get an error message while trying to
    voice dial of something like "too noisy." This was with a Jabra headset.

    I think you're S.O.L. on this one. Maybe a full face helmet would solve
    the problem.

    Maybe a Bluetooth Speakerphone with integral battery and speaker would
    work, i.e. Parrot MINIKIT, or BlueAnt Supertooth.



  8. #8
    Mike Jacoubowsky
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?

    >> And there's the thing... 4phun reported that it works very well with wind
    >> noise.

    >
    > LOL, you're new here, huh? If 4phun said it worked well with wind noise,
    > that's a pretty good indicator that it doesn't.
    >
    > I have the same issue with using Bluetooth on the bicycle, it just doesn't
    > work, and I was amused to get an error message while trying to voice dial
    > of something like "too noisy." This was with a Jabra headset.
    >
    > I think you're S.O.L. on this one. Maybe a full face helmet would solve
    > the problem.
    >
    > Maybe a Bluetooth Speakerphone with integral battery and speaker would
    > work, i.e. Parrot MINIKIT, or BlueAnt Supertooth.


    I've used a variety of Bluetooth ear pieces over the years, including
    several Jabras (BT125, 150, 250 and 5020). None of the units I've used has
    been worth a nickel in the slightest wind and it seems that, even when you
    stop, I dunno, wind seems to follow you around when you're on a bike ride.
    Always head winds, of course. In 40 years of riding, I don't think I've ever
    had a tail wind. Days when I thought that might have been possible, I'm sure
    it was just the epo kicking in. :>)

    Anyway, I'm still looking for someone who may have actually used a Jawbone
    while riding. There has to be someone out there who has...

    (And as far as the cast of characters on Usenet, nothing new there.
    Sometimes there's a bit of useful info coming from even the least-reliable
    sources. At least they give you something to think about.)

    --Mike Jacoubowsky
    Chain Reaction Bicycles
    www.ChainReaction.com
    Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA




    "SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
    news:S8lmk.20686$N87.12787@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
    > Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
    >>> My wife uses a Jawbone device with her iPhone, but, when I am on the
    >>> receiving end of her calls, I hear distortion and wind noise which is
    >>> worse than what I have heard from other earpieces used by others.
    >>>
    >>> I use a Motorola T505 speakerphone device with my RAZR and it is much
    >>> better than the Jawbone.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Best,
    >>>
    >>> Bob

    >>
    >> And there's the thing... 4phun reported that it works very well with wind
    >> noise.

    >
    > LOL, you're new here, huh? If 4phun said it worked well with wind noise,
    > that's a pretty good indicator that it doesn't.
    >
    > I have the same issue with using Bluetooth on the bicycle, it just doesn't
    > work, and I was amused to get an error message while trying to voice dial
    > of something like "too noisy." This was with a Jabra headset.
    >
    > I think you're S.O.L. on this one. Maybe a full face helmet would solve
    > the problem.
    >
    > Maybe a Bluetooth Speakerphone with integral battery and speaker would
    > work, i.e. Parrot MINIKIT, or BlueAnt Supertooth.






  9. #9
    Kevin Weaver
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?


    "Mike Jacoubowsky" <MikeJ@ChainReaction.com> wrote in message
    news:kenmk.16455$xZ.146@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
    >>> And there's the thing... 4phun reported that it works very well with
    >>> wind noise.

    >>
    >> LOL, you're new here, huh? If 4phun said it worked well with wind noise,
    >> that's a pretty good indicator that it doesn't.
    >>
    >> I have the same issue with using Bluetooth on the bicycle, it just
    >> doesn't work, and I was amused to get an error message while trying to
    >> voice dial of something like "too noisy." This was with a Jabra headset.
    >>
    >> I think you're S.O.L. on this one. Maybe a full face helmet would solve
    >> the problem.
    >>
    >> Maybe a Bluetooth Speakerphone with integral battery and speaker would
    >> work, i.e. Parrot MINIKIT, or BlueAnt Supertooth.

    >
    > I've used a variety of Bluetooth ear pieces over the years, including
    > several Jabras (BT125, 150, 250 and 5020). None of the units I've used has
    > been worth a nickel in the slightest wind and it seems that, even when you
    > stop, I dunno, wind seems to follow you around when you're on a bike ride.
    > Always head winds, of course. In 40 years of riding, I don't think I've
    > ever had a tail wind. Days when I thought that might have been possible,
    > I'm sure it was just the epo kicking in. :>)
    >
    > Anyway, I'm still looking for someone who may have actually used a Jawbone
    > while riding. There has to be someone out there who has...
    >
    > (And as far as the cast of characters on Usenet, nothing new there.
    > Sometimes there's a bit of useful info coming from even the least-reliable
    > sources. At least they give you something to think about.)
    >
    > --Mike Jacoubowsky
    > Chain Reaction Bicycles
    > www.ChainReaction.com
    > Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
    > news:S8lmk.20686$N87.12787@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
    >> Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
    >>>> My wife uses a Jawbone device with her iPhone, but, when I am on the
    >>>> receiving end of her calls, I hear distortion and wind noise which is
    >>>> worse than what I have heard from other earpieces used by others.
    >>>>
    >>>> I use a Motorola T505 speakerphone device with my RAZR and it is much
    >>>> better than the Jawbone.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Best,
    >>>>
    >>>> Bob
    >>>
    >>> And there's the thing... 4phun reported that it works very well with
    >>> wind noise.

    >>
    >> LOL, you're new here, huh? If 4phun said it worked well with wind noise,
    >> that's a pretty good indicator that it doesn't.
    >>
    >> I have the same issue with using Bluetooth on the bicycle, it just
    >> doesn't work, and I was amused to get an error message while trying to
    >> voice dial of something like "too noisy." This was with a Jabra headset.
    >>
    >> I think you're S.O.L. on this one. Maybe a full face helmet would solve
    >> the problem.
    >>
    >> Maybe a Bluetooth Speakerphone with integral battery and speaker would
    >> work, i.e. Parrot MINIKIT, or BlueAnt Supertooth.

    >
    >

    I have a friend that has one. He took it back. There is a little white
    button that has to be pushed in for it to work. This button is pressed in
    when on your jawbone. Its sort of a spring loaded type built into the ear
    piece.

    I tried it and hated it. I went and bought the blueant Z3 and it's smaller,
    lighter and works great. YMMV.





  10. #10
    Mike Jacoubowsky
    Guest

    Re: best bluetooth for wind noise?

    >>The Jawbone is very effective in cutting wind noise. Three thumbs up
    >>IMHO.

    >
    > I've owned both the original and the updated version, in my experience
    > they're great at everything except wind noise.
    >
    > They manage to handle music, car/bus/train noise, crowds, office
    > background noise, even my cat meowing incessantly at my attempt to speak
    > to someone other then him.
    >
    > However, for wind noise, only the microphone on/off switch works, the
    > active noise cancellation does not, so the wind noise is still pretty
    > bad when I'm actually speaking.
    >
    > That being said, either of the Jawbone headsets is still above any other
    > headset I've used for everything including wind.


    Well darn, this is of no help at all. Basically the Jawbone is the best of
    the worst, and I have yet to figure out whether it works marginally well
    enough to be useful. I know it works better than anything else, but it could
    still be that wind noise still presents a greater challenge than modern
    earpieces can deal with.

    --Mike Jacoubowsky
    Chain Reaction Bicycles
    www.ChainReaction.com
    Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA





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