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Gennum Bows Skype Headset

11/10/2006 12:52:00 PM Eastern

Burlington, Ontario – Headset maker Gennum announced its first Skype-certified Bluetooth headset this week, joining a growing number of dual-use solutions for Skype and cellular telephony.

The nXZEN Bluetooth headset is bundled with a Skype-certified USB adapter for making calls over Skype’s PC VoIP network.

The headset offers a noise canceling DSP chip and the company’s Frontwave Extreme technology, seven hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time. The headset can also be paired with mobile phones and a total of three devices (including the USB adapter).

The headset is shipping now for a suggested $169.