There’s a gaming, business or lifestyle device to suit everybody
Compact and light for convenient hands-free calling
- Size, design, ease of use and pairing, reasonable outgoing audio, price
- Mediocre incoming audio, tiny power button
The BT2050 is small and light, and therefore its reasonably discreet when worn. It doesn’t deliver great audio, but at this price, there is little to complain about.
Price$ 59.00 (AUD)
Once chunky and ugly devices that most consumers wouldn’t be caught dead wearing, Bluetooth headsets have evolved over the past year into wearable fashion items that can be quite discreet. Tiny units, like Jabra’s BT2050, are welcome additions to the market.
The BT2050 is a simple and plain looking product, with its main appeal being its miniscule size. The unit is one of the smallest Bluetooth headsets currently available. Despite the size, it feels reasonably well built thanks to matte black plastic casing, gloss black edging and an attractive silver centre that encompasses talk and volume buttons.
Operation of this unit, like most, is quite simple. The BT2050 features just four buttons: an answer/end call key, volume up and down buttons and a power key. The power key is quite small and requires a deep press of your fingertip, but the rest of the controls are large and effortless to operate. Comfort is excellent and Jabra includes two optional ear hooks for further stability should you require it. We were comfortable using it without the ear hooks, with the ear bud sitting firmly in our ear for prolonged periods.
Pairing the BT2050 is straightforward. Simply hold down the power button until the small, white LED displays a solid light to put the unit in pairing mode. Search for the unit using the Bluetooth menu of your mobile phone and enter the default passcode of 0000. Once first time pairing is achieved, the BT2050 will automatically pair with your phone each time you switch it on.
Performance is far from outstanding. Outgoing sound is excellent, with our callers rarely complaining of any interference or echo. Volume was deemed acceptable and the audio was loud and clear for most of our calls. Unfortunately, incoming audio is poorer in comparison. We struggled to hear our caller at various times, particularly when outside and faced with a slight wind. The BT2050 performs better indoors, but still lacks the quality of many other headsets on the market.
In addition to calling, the BT2050 also allows you to activate voice dialling (provided this feature is supported by your handset), redial the last number called and reject incoming calls. The unit is charged via an included AC adapter utilising a standard micro-USB connection.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Oppo Find X3 Pro review: An all around performer with a touch of class
- 2 MSI GS66 Stealth (2021) review: A gaming powerhouse with 300Hz display
- 3 Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station review: Good for venturing off the grid
- 4 Dynabook Portégé X30W-J – a very good all-rounder
- 5 Realme 7 Pro review: Further progress
Latest News Articles
- Apple reportedly wants to extend AppleCare to people
- The next iPad mini: More screen and no more home button
- Apple releases critical software update for older iPhones but not iOS 14 devices
- If this is really the next iPad mini, it can't get here fast enough
- How many monitors can I plug into my Mac, anyway?
PCW Evaluation Team
Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.
This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.
It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.
As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.
The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.
This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.
- Six headphone deals to consider for Australia's EOFY 2021
- Every TV in Samsung's 2021 TV line-up explained: Neo QLED vs Crystal UHD vs QLED
- Best Australian EOFY 2021 Laptop Deals
- Everything you need to know about Smart TVs
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?