The Voayger 855 has been superceded by the Voyager Pro + (NOT the original Voyager Pro). This new model works even better than the 855 and is widely available.
The technology you are looking for is called AVRCP, which stands for Audio Visual Remote Control Protocol. It allows you to control the audio streaming functions (pause, play, etc.) with buttons on the bluetooth headset.
If Jawbone wants to compete with Plantronics for the audiobook/podcast listener market, they will need to find a way to update the Icon to incorporate AVRCP technology. This market is substantial, since most of us buy multiple devices so that we can swap them and continue listening when the battery needs to be recharged.
I very much agree. I listisn to podcast constantly and hate the fact that I have to pull my iphone out of my pocket to play/pause.
I would love to see it work just like the physical headset that comes with the iphone, Play/Pause, skip, fwd and rwd.
I would be happy to give up the verbal battery meter to have those functions. I purchased an ICON that the A2DP and really need at least play/pause.
I really hate this headset. The A2DP implementation is amateurish. It can be very hard to reconnect. The lack of a headset pause button is inexcusable. The battery meter sucks the battery life down to zero. Where is Aleph going to update the firmware to fix these problems?
What a piece of garbage! I'll never buy another Aleph product again.
I agree that play/pause would be good, but I don't find it a problem just to take the Icon out of my ear instead of pausing it. I don't wear the ear loop, so it's easy to do.
I wonder if the new Era will be capable of this via an app... given that taptap and shakeshake seem to be the two ways a user can "talk" to the device, there probably aren't enough options to accommodate play/pause. In response to the previous poster - play/pause / AVRCP is indispensible to some of us because we are nerds and listen to audiobooks. Having a single ear solution makes it possible to indulge the audiobook habit and still not be completely tuned out of society while doing so (as we sould be with two ears covered). Removing the Era/Icon is not an option because then you miss the story. It's way more convenient to control the playback on the BT device than the phone, particularly if, like me, the place you work for enforces security policies on your phone to lock it when not in use.
The Voyager Pro+ is a big brick of a thing. I sure hope somebody steps up and offers a reliable, discreet, single ear solution for this problem...
I need this feature. I saw another post that said use voice control and say "pause" or "pause music" but this did not work for me. It said no music playing...I was listening to a podcast on an iPhone app called Podcaster but maybe it does work with the iPod app on it though. Basically, the pause function should work no matter what you are listening to. Please add this feature asap.
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