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Logitech's first wireless headset for cell phones, which was scheduled for July availability, incorporates a proprietary wireless technology. But, in the fall, the company plans a Bluetooth model.
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.
Cardo Systems is offering a universal adapter for its allways, a Bluetooth mobile phone headset that fits over a user's ear or clips onto eyeglasses or sunglasses.
The adapter converts virtually any standard mobile phone into a Bluetooth-capable cellphone. Once plugged into the audio jack of the phone, the device allows smooth operation with the allways headset, which also is a recent Cardo introduction.
Philips introduced its SHB7102/27 Bluetooth stereo headset that features a 3.5mm audio adapter.
The adapter is designed to pick up an audio player's music signal and convert it into a wireless Bluetooth signal that can be received by Bluetooth headphones. It is HSP/HFP compliant, as well as A2DP compliant. Features include 10 hours of talktime and 12 hours of standby time, eight hours of music playtime, lithium-polymer battery and a range of up to 33 feet.
Described by Plantronics as the first mono-to-stereo convertible Bluetooth headset with AudioIQ DSP noise-reduction technology for MP3 mobile phones, the Voyager 855, features a convertible design and "immersive sound experience" for calls and music. It can be used with Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones with stereo A2DP.
Jabra is offering its newest headset, which it will spotlight at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Called the BT800 and headlined the “ultimate, fully featured Bluetooth headset,” the next-generation wireless product offers digital signal processing (DSP), display for caller ID and menu, call vibration and five ringtones.