Samsung Launches Bluetooth Headset With Charging Cradle

By Lisa Johnston On Oct 3 2011 - 4:01am

DALLAS — Samsung Telecommunications America introduced a Bluetooth headset last week that comes with a foldable charging cradle.

The HM7000 comes with a portable charging cradle and will be available for $99.99 at T-Mobile retail stores nationwide and online this month and at select RadioShack stores starting in November. It has a slim design with a textured finish and chrome metal details, and an ear gel design meant for comfort, according to the company.

The charging cradle can unfold into a desktop dock, and can fully charge the HM7000 up to three additional times while on the go, Samsung said. The case also has an on/off switch, and there are LED battery-status indicators on both the case and the headset.

The HM7000 features Samsung’s Isolat dual-microphone noise-reduction and echo-cancellation technology. It also has a boom mic for enhanced call clarity.

Voice commands and voice prompts come standard, and users can download the Samsung Free- Sync Android app for text-to-speech capability for email and text messaging, social-media feed updates and caller ID, among other things.

Talk time is listed at four hours (up to 16 hours with the charging unit), with standby time of 160 hours (640 hours with charging unit).

It uses Bluetooth 3.0 and has A2DP support.

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