JBuds Work is a feature-rich product. Most strikingly, it comes with a Bluetooth 5 connection, complete with multipoint pairing support. So at the same time, it can be connected to two different devices, such as smartphones and laptops.
Another feature that is not less interesting is that incoming phone calls can be accepted automatically by simply lowering the microphone attached to the right earcup. When you’re done talking, fold the mic back up to end the call.
JBuds Work is also equipped with a mute button on one of its earcups, so you don’t have to bother remembering the position of the mute button in various video conferencing applications. When the mic is muted, an LED indicator on the end will light up in red.
If needed, the headset can be used in mono mode by removing the left earcup. The JBuds Work weighs 170 grams, which means it’s even lighter when one of the earcups is removed.
The JBuds Work battery is fairly durable. On a single charge, JLab claims an endurance of up to 60 hours non-stop. Assuming you work for 9 hours per day, that means this headset does not need to be charged at all as long as it is used from Monday to Friday, even when there are overtime sessions.
Charging is already using USB-C. JBuds Work has two equalizer (EQ) settings; one for work (calling), one for relaxing (listening to music). To change the EQ mode, simply click and hold the two volume buttons on the earcups.
Price and Availability
It’s not JLab if the products it sells are not money-friendly. The wireless headset for office workers is marketed at a bargain price of $79.
In the sales package, JLab also includes a USB to AUX cable (3.5 mm) so that the headset can be used as a wired headset if needed.