Joby Zivio Boom Wireless Headset
I’ve been looking for a Bluetooth headset that’s comfortable to wear, easy to use, stylish, and has good sound quality. I found one when looking for a tripod of all things. Joby, maker of the versatile Gorillapod, applied their ingenuity to the Bluetooth headset market and the result is the Zivio.
Joby provides a variety of earpieces in sizes to ensure a comfortable fit and I found both types (earbud and eargel) to be very comfortable. The Zivio uses noise-cancellation technology that, if the microphone’s boom is extended, allows callers to hear you loud and clear even on if you are on a busy street.
The battery provides 10 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time (that’s over 12 days). It weighs a mere 13 g and charges via USB. It includes a ridiculous number of ear pieces, as well as long and short USB charging cords and power adapter.
–David Goldes is a Contributing Editor at Executive Road Warrior and President and Senior Analyst at Basex, a knowledge economy research firm.