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Win a Jawbone ICON Hero for Dad this Father’s Day

I have a new piece of tech that I absolutely love. It is a Jawbone® ICON Rogue. This lightweight Jawbone® Bluetooth headset has solved a major problem for me. I am a podcast junkie. I listen to sixteen different podcasts. I’m constantly listening to them as I work and on my rides to and from work. The problem is that many podcasts are recorded really low and having a headphones on while I listen to them is fine but being in the car they are hard to hear. This problem has been solved by the Jawbone® ICON Rogue.

I am able to put the Jawbone® ICON in my ear and listen to podcasts to my heart’s content, anytime anywhere. The reason for this is the app I downloaded to the headset, yes an app for it! You can check out all the apps at MyTalk. You can personalize the software on your ICON very easily.

I’ve used the Jawbone® ICON Rogue to not only listen to podcast but also to do a Sykpe call on my Droid which worked perfectly. Phone calls are crystal clear too because of NoiseAssassin® which is military-grade noise-eliminating technology. This is great news because I make a lot of calls in the car and being able to hear everything is key. On the other side the people I have talked with hear me perfectly as well.

So, I was given two of these Jawbone® ICONs. I got to keep one of them and I am able to give one of them away, to you! More on that later.

I was so impressed by the packaging for the Jawbone® ICON. The headset itself was on a display stand and below that was a compartment with all the accessories like different ear piece cushions, there are three sizes for both in the ear and over the ear options. I initially thought I needed the smallest size so it would fit nice and snuggly in my ear. I was wrong, I needed the largest size and the fit is perfect. I don’t need to worry about it falling out and I don’t need to use the over the ear option to secure it.

another thing I love about the Jawbone® Bluetooth headset is that I can charge it via USB. There is a wall plug provided and it is a small stealthy one, which is awesome. I’m just so impressed that the headset can be plugged into any USB port and be charged. It makes it so much easier when I travel. Everything comes in that great package. Such thought was put into this product.

I’m running a contest from now till Father’s Day to give away the second Jawbone® ICON Bluetooth headset. This one is called the Hero.

I decided to give this one away because Dads are Heroes and I’d like to hear more about how your Dad is a Hero. So that is the contest.

Jawbone® ICON Hero Giveaway Rules

How to Enter this Contest

(Please read the rules. entries not following the rules will not be counted and will be deleted)Contest open to US Residents Only.

1 Entry – Mandatory to Enter – To enter the contest visit Jawbone’s ICON site and tell me why the you should win the ICON Hero for your Dad for Father’s Day. Tell me why Dad is a Hero. Leave this as your first comment.
(If this is not done your entry will not count)

Additional Entries (Leave 1 Comment for EACH Entry)

The contest will run for two weeks. I will choose the winner through Random.org on June 18th. I will not respond to any comments so that I can run the Random.org numbers correctly. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply so that we can send the winner their prize. Contest is open to US Only.

I received my own Jawbone ICON and as compensation however all opinions are my own. Below is part of a press release with more information and specifics about the Jawbone.

Jawbone ICON Specifications

  • Talk Time: Up to 4.5 hours (varies by phone)
  • Standby Time: More than 10 days
  • Range: At least 33 feet (10 meters)
  • Charge: 80% charge in 35 minutes, 100% charge in less than 1 hour
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Fit: 7 earbud sizes + 1 premium adjustable earloop
  • Accessories: AC power adaptor, micro-USB flex cable
  • Supports Multipoint: Pairs with up to 8 devices, 2 simultaneous connections
  • Supports Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), 2.0, 1.2, 1.1
  • Packaging: 100% recyclable


The MSRP for Jawbone ICON is $99.99. There is no charge for MyTALK.

Blame it on Rio

Photo-A-Day #1743

We are in Vegas! And we are exhausted. We had a late afternoon flight that actually got us to Vegas 45 minutes EARLY! Way to go SouthWest Airlines. But we were still pretty exhausted so we got a shuttle to the hotel, checked in and went to bed. Yeah, we are that cool.

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