By Lisa Johnston
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Samsung is launching its new WEP200 Bluetooth headset. The headset is said to be about the size of a paperclip, weighing in at only 9.2 grams.
It provides users with a wireless connection to their cellphones, but eliminates the ear hook typical of most of the more-visible headsets currently on the market. Samsung says the headset, equipped for Bluetooth version 2.0, offers 4 hours of talk time and 70 hours of standby time. The headset features a standard mini-boom microphone design and an LED indicator light along with indicator alert tones serve to let the user know when the headset is in active mode, standby mode, and when the battery is low.
If a call is lost, the headset will automatically reconnect if the unit is brought back into its range within 18 seconds of the initial disconnect. It will also reconnect when powered off and on again. Depending on the handset, users can also answer call waiting and put calls on hold.
Other features include: call receiving and rejecting, last call dialing, volume controls, voice dialing and a mute option.
The WEP200 is set to retail in September for $89.99.
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