If You’re Prone to Yelling And Stomping on Things, These Jabra Revo ‘Phones Might Be OK For You [CES 2013]


CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – Jabra makes some nice stuff, but the last time I played with a pair of Jabra’s headphones I really felt like doing this to them. If I had, they would have broken; the new Jabra are probably better, and they have a nigh-indestructible headband to boot.

The Revos are actually twin big brothers – one corded, one Bluetooth-equipped — of a trifecta of earphones just launched by Jabra with a focus on resilience. Besides the Gabby-Douglas-like flexibility of the headband, Jabra reinforced the set’s cables (on the corded version) and hinges — all are areas where headphones often fail.

There’s also plush memory foam (though not very thick) on the headband and ear cups, to further soothe you. The Revos have touch  controls, located on the outer surface of the earcups. We’re giving this feature a nervous, shaky thumbs up, considering this is one of the areas where things went horribly, horribly wrong with the Halos.

Jabra’s in-ear Vox is the remaining sibling, again with reinforced cables and “tested for durability.”

No pricing, but they’ll be out near the middle of this year.

About the author

Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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