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Jawbone Updates The ICON To HD, Introduces ‘THE NERD’ USB Dongle

Jawbone ICON & THE NERD (Image courtesy Jawbone)
By Andrew Liszewski

Yesterday Jawbone updated their compact ICON Bluetooth headset with ‘HD’ status, reflecting the fact that it now boasts a 10mm speaker driver which is about 25% larger than the regular ICON. A nice improvement indeed, bringing its performance and sound quality more in line with its bigger brother, the ERA. But the more interesting revelation was the company’s new PC accessory affectionately called THE NERD; a plug and play, driverless USB dongle that allows the headset to stream music and sound from a computer, as well as work with VoIP software. The ICON HD can even be connected to your phone and PC at the same time, interrupting your music or movie so that you can still take calls when they come in. Available now for $139.99.

[ Jawbone Icon + The Nerd ]