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A new miniaturized Bluetooth headset, called scala-700, is available from Cardo Systems. The unit weighs less than 0.5 ounce and offers a multi-pairing capability that allows consumers to easily switch the headset's connection between paired mobile phones. It also offers wind- and noise-reduction technology and a “unique” feature that allows users to locate the tiny device if it is accidentally misplaced.
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Cobra Electronics launched a Bluetooth handset for use in cars earlier this month.
The BT 200 is engineered to pair Bluetooth technology with a combination microphone/speaker handset so that drivers can answer calls without suffering from wind and engine noise, and without damaging their cellphones. It features the company's MicroBlue technology, which reportedly allows users "to make and receive crystal-clear phone calls through the noise-canceling headset."
Gentec International is adding a new mobile-phone headset to its Planet Wireless line of mobile-phone accessories. Called the Scala-500 wireless headset, the product features Bluetooth technology and is compatible with all Bluetooth phones using version 1.1 or 1.2 hands-free or headset profiles.
The Gentec headset can be worn using a flexible ear hook, on either ear, or with the Versa-Clip eyeglass clip that mounts the earpiece on the arm of eyeglasses or sunglasses.
The Izon wireless Bluetooth MP3 headset, model BT-205, is available from Global American Technologies. The device offers users MP3 playback, an FM radio, a Bluetooth mobile headset, Bluetooth audio streaming and chat online — all in one, according to the company.
The unit is compliant with Bluetooth 1.1, has a built-in microphone for use with mobile phones, features an SD/MMC memory card slot with 128MB memory card included, and a user interface display on its LCD.
Logitech is introducing its first Bluetooth mobile phone headset. The unit, which offers up to eight hours of continuous talk time and more than three weeks of standby time, is designed to fit comfortably on either ear, using an adjustable wrap-around ear piece.
Finnish Bluetooth accessories vendor Iqua brought to International CES what it claims is the world's first solar-powered Bluetooth headset.
The Iqua 603 Sun, a 2008 CES Innovations Award winner, sports a solar panel that drives a proprietary 3.7-volt/110mAh lithium-polymer battery that provides up to nine hours of talktime and up to 200 days of standby time when fully charged.
The Step 1150 Bluetooth headset from Step Communications incorporates the company's Acoustic Bubble technology, which allows users to communicate clearly without need of a traditional boom microphone.
Part of Step's HumanLink family of products, the technology virtually eliminates wind noise and other surrounding sounds to provide the user and receiver "unequaled clarity," said the company.