Denmark-based wireless audio specialist Jabra is launching its latest product in India, the Jabra Elite 45e. Priced at Rs 7,499, the Jabra Elite 45e will be available at Amazon India, Croma and other Jabra authorized retailers from June 22 onwards, and will come with a two-year warranty. The wireless headset is Bluetooth compatible and is designed to work with a wide range of smartphones, tablets and other devices.
The new Jabra Elite 45e sits in the middle of the range currently; it’s slightly more expensive than the Jabra Elite 25e, but more affordable than the true-wireless Jabra Elite 65t. The headset is suited to both audio listening (for music or videos when on the go) as well as for calls, thanks to its two-microphone technology. In terms of positioning, it’s similar to the recently launched OnePlus Bullets Wireless, which is priced at Rs 3,990.
The headset features a soft neckband-style design, with the in-line remote and microphone on the right side. The headset is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri for voice-control, and can be triggered directly using the remote when paired with a compatible smartphone. The headset also has customizable audio and equalizer profiles, as well as a claimed battery life of up to eight hours on a full charge. The headset is IP54 rated for dust and water resistance as well.
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The wireless audio segment is gaining popularity, as is the truly-wireless headphones segment. While the latter is valued at a significant premium, devices such as the Jabra Elite 45e in the sub-Rs 10,000 price range and growing increasingly popular among users. Apart from the OnePlus Bullets Wireless, other options in this segment include the RHA MA-650 Wireless and Focal Spark Wireless, among others.