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Samsung Adds Three Bluetooth Headsets

3/21/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern

DALLAS — Samsung Telecommunications
America has added three Bluetooth
headsets to its portfolio, including
its second advanced-feature Modus
model.

The new Modus 6450 is a dual-stereo
noise-canceling model that can be worn
as a mono-style headset for placing and
receiving calls, and can be converted to
a stereo Bluetooth headset when connected
to the included stereo ear bud
headset.

Samsung said the 6450 improves on
its predecessor, the HM3500, with a
premium headphone set, Android app
support, voice-command functionality
and EQ settings. The 6450 also implements
voice commands and EQ settings
through a separate voice-command button
on the headset.

The Modus boasts advanced noisecancellation
features, the company
said, with dual microphones to separate
the user’s voice from surrounding background
noise. It will gently mute stereo
audio when a call is received, and
then restores its settings when the call
is complete. The user can also stream
audio through the single earpiece of the
Bluetooth headset.

The Modus 6450 is compatible with
the Samsung FreeSync Android app,
which allows for text-to-speech messaging
and caller ID services, and the
ability to enable or disable Bluetooth
headset functions. Via the app, users
can receive incoming phone calls, SMS
messages, email and appointment notifications
through text-to-speech, as well
as allowing voice command, pairing assist,
multiple language support and control
of various headset and stereo EQ
settings.

It will retail for $99.99.

Also new is the on-ear HM3600 headset,
designed to minimize ear fatigue
and for active lifestyle usage, Samsung
said. It features voice-prompt command,
dual-mic noise and echo cancellation,
automatic volume adjustment, and proximity
pairing with multipoint technology
for simultaneous pairing of two devices.

The HM3600 weighs 13 grams and
delivers up to nine hours of talktime and
300 hours of standby time per charge. It
will retail for $59.99.

The company’s newest entry-level
mono model, the HM1610, features receive
side audio noise-canceling and
tonal voice-quality enhancement, improving
the intelligibility of incoming
voice even in high-background-noise
environments, the company said. Additionally,
wind-noise reduction and noise
canceling for the microphone allow for
significant improvement in audio quality
in the presence of wind speeds up to 6
mph (“jogging speed,” said Samsung).
The active wind-noise-reduction algorithm
is said to improve signal-to-noise
ratio of microphone audio in the presence
of wind by up to 20dB.

The HM1610 also offers multipoint
technology and high-fidelity media
streaming for “stereo-quality sound from
a traditional mono Bluetooth headset.”
It offers up to six hours of talktime and
250 hours of standby time per charge. It
will retail for $39.99.

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