By Lisa Johnston
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A new cord-free headset — said to be the first truly "cord-free" universal headset and an unwired alternative to Bluetooth headsets, priced "significantly" below Bluetooth units — was introduced here at CES by foneGEAR.
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Jabra is ready to ship its model BT620s Bluetooth stereo headset and model A320s Bluetooth stereo USB adapter.
The headset is the first Jabra Bluetooth hi-fi stereo headset that lets consumers switch instantly between enjoying music and talking on the phone. Suggested retail is $129.99.
Jabra's A320s USB Bluetooth stereo adapter enables users to stream music, transfer data or talk wirelessly. Suggested retail is $34.99.
Laptop cases and bags supplier Mobile Edge continues to branch out into other segments of the accessories category, using International CES to debut a line of Bluetooth phone accessories.
The Mobile Edge Bluetooth hands-free car speaker kit (model MEABV1) is a wireless speaker phone designed for easy shuttling between car, home and office.
BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Andrea Electronics launched its PureAudio Bluetooth noise- canceling headset, model BT-200, last week. The BT-200 features the company's noise-cancellation boom microphone technology and can be used with most cellphones and PCs, according to the company.
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.
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.