As Jabra has been business for a long time, it understood the requirements of every stratum of music lovers and catered to their specific needs. Speak 410 is also such an invention which has been build keeping in mind the requirements of a busy corporate person who is also a music lover. Jabra is a well renowned brand for their high quality audio devices and they specialize in portable audio devices.
Now let's get to the point. What is Jabra Speak 410? As the name says, it's a speakerphone which can be used anywhere anytime for conference calls and also can be used to hear music. So it serves both the purpose of business and fun. The speakerphone sports a funky yet gorgeous round disclike figure. The speaker is quite large with a diameter of 25 centimeter and is the center of attraction. It weighs 6.5 ounces.
As it's a speakerphone cum portable audio speaker you will find the Talk and End keys at the bottom of the rim of the speakerphone. For easy usage, the volume keys are kept on either side. The mute button is at the top. The buttons are absolute delight to use as they are extremely touch sensitive and your mildest touch is enough to start or stop anything.
If you ever want to plug in a headphone you can do that, as it also has a 3.5mm headset jack. The Speak 410 has a USB cable which you can use to plug it with your laptop and play music or make call. The USB cord is 71cm long and you can wrap the long cord around the smaller disc beneath the speaker when ever you are not using it. This small disc also acts as a stand.
The most user friendly feature of Jabra Speak 410 is that you can just plug the UBB jack to the computer and it instantly recognizes the device. You don't need to install any additional software. The speaker supports Windows XP through Windows 2000, and from Macintosh OS 9 to the latest version. If by any chance your computer does not detect the speakerphone automatically you can install the Driver CD which comes bundled with the Jabra SPEAK 410. You can also download the drivers from www.jabra.com/PCsuite. The device is compatible with all important VoIP clients and Unified Communications. The Speak 410 is optimized to work with Microsoft Lync. Don't worry if you don't have Microsoft Lync because it works seamlessly with much loved Skype too.
Once you plug the speakerphone, it will light up a small white LED at the bottom of the device and as you start increasing the volume, LED will start glowing one after another indicating the volume level. When it's in mute mode the LEDs turn to red. The VoIP call quality is absolutely brilliant. Thanks to its omni directional microphone, the speaker can talk from anywhere in the room and the caller at the receiving end can hear it without any noise or disturbance. If you are a music lover then you will be quite impressed with its sound clarity and depth. Even at a maximum level the audio never cracks. The advanced digital signal processing has increased the voice clarity in this small beauty.
Almost everything is perfect in this device. Jabra Speak 410 is the perfect blend for the occasional conference call and acts as a useful portable speaker for a music lover. It has only one flaw in the connectivity department as it lacks Bluetooth connectivity. Jabra Speak 410 retail price is $159. At this price point Bluetooth is a 'must' feature in any audio device. But it's not a deal breaker, especially if you consider all the positive factors.
If you are looking for a portable audio solution, then this one is certainly for you.