Small Business Week: Finger on the SMB Pulse

Those owning or working for a SMB do truly exceptional work. And with more than half of Americans falling into this category, Small Business Week showcases and honors the efforts made by these people. But what makes SMB talents tick?

Jabra appreciates the contributions of this dynamic community and decided to join in the fun of this year’s Small Business Week. Throughout the week of April 30th, we conducted daily Twitter polls (@We_are_Jabra) to learn what inspires SMB workers. From where they concentrate best, to the tools they utilize and the challenges they face, we were treated to an eye-opening experience. Here are some of the key takeaways! Continue reading

The Secret to Determining How Fit You Really Are

If you’ve ever wondered if your workout routine is making you more fit – or if it is just a waste of time – there’s now an easy, accurate way to find out.

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We’re working out like crazy. But are we getting in better shape?

That’s a question all of us who push to stay fit often ask ourselves. Sure, maybe we’ve shaved a few seconds off our last time or done a few more reps, but is all that time, sweat and effort we put in at the gym making us any healthier? Continue reading

How to Eliminate 3 Barriers to a Great Workout

What stands between you and your ideal workout session? Find out how an exciting new technology can give you the workout you deserve.

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Let’s face it: Working out is tough. And not just the physical part.

Plenty of things get in the way of an ideal workout – like making the time, focusing on the task at hand and staying motivated, just to name a few. Continue reading

TODAY – New Break-Through in Active Living

For decades we’ve enjoyed the freedom to take our music with us wherever we go. Today we begin a new era of freedom.

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The year was 1979. It was a time of big hair, big platform shoes, big bellbottom jeans and the big beats of disco music. Donna Summer, the Bee Gees and the Village People ruled the music charts. Continue reading

Wireless Headsets in Contact Centers: Benefits & Challenges

Businesses have previously looked at contact centers as cost centers: an important, customer-facing cost of doing business. Over the past decade or so, that has begun to change. Organizations now look for ways to turn contact centers into profit centers. At the very least, companies want to make contact centers run as effectively and efficiently as possible. That’s where wireless headsets come in.

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Several years ago, it seemed like contact centers were in a race to the bottom when it came to driving costs down. Now, leading companies look at their contact center as a key part of their brand, and at their agents as knowledge workers. These agents are now empowered to help companies reach higher levels of service. As such, companies need to invest in these employees – by training them and giving them the technology they need. Continue reading

DECT vs. Bluetooth: How to choose the right wireless headset

As you hunt for wireless headsets, you’ll likely come across the so-called “DECT standard.” You may find yourself wondering just what DECT is and how it differs from Bluetooth. We hope this post puts the matter to rest.

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DECT stands for “Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications,” although it’s also known as “Digital European Cordless Telecommunications” – which makes sense, because it’s a standard that originated in Europe.

It is widely used in wireless phone systems to connect the cordless phone to a base station. DECT has many other applications, ranging from baby monitors to industrial remote controls. But in this post, we’ll focus on the phone systems.

DECT is used for both consumer and corporate phones. In the latter case, it can be used with a PBX (private branch exchange) and a wireless LAN to let users move around the office without losing their calls.

The standard is widely used in most countries. It works near the 1.9 GHz frequency band, where it does not interfere with other wireless technologies, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Continue reading

What are the best wireless headphones for running?

When you’re out for a run, the last thing you want is to have wires in your way. Not surprisingly, more and more runners are turning to wireless headphones.

Finding the best wireless headphones for running can be tricky. There are simply too many to choose from. Wireless headphones come in a range of wearing styles, designs, and price levels. Each pair has its own feature set.

Overwhelmed yet?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. When looking for a set of wireless headphones that’s best for you, ask yourself…

Do I care about the price?

Let’s face it: Not all of us can spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of wireless headphones. Continue reading