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Plantronics used International CES to introduce the new Discovery 665 Bluetooth headset with AudioIQ, which is billed as the industry's first digital signal processing (DSP) sound technology to automatically optimize audio levels on both sides of every call — significantly increasing clarity for mobile phone callers, as well as for the listener on the other end of conversations.
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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.
Motorola recently announced two Bluetooth accessories.
The MotoRokr T505 Bluetooth in-car speakerphone and digital FM transmitter is billed by the company as its first road-ready, music-oriented Rokr accessory. The T505 is designed to allow users to connect a compatible Bluetooth enabled phone to the car sound system for hands-free calling and music in stereo sound.
BlueAnt Wireless introduced the Z9i Bluetooth headset earlier this summer.
The Z9i is described by BlueAnt as an enhanced version of the company's Z9.
Now able to connect with up to five Bluetooth devices — the Z9 could connect with just three — the Z9i features Multipoint technology, which is designed to allows users to connect simultaneously to two phones and answer the one that rings. It has 2.4GHz technology and has an operating range of approximately 30 feet.
Jabra used the CTIA Wireless show, held here last week, to debut a Bluetooth stereo headset and a Bluetooth speakerphone.
The Halo stereo headset comes with the company's Noise Blackout technology and A2DP technology. It is engineered to let users connect to any Bluetooth music-playing device, as well as 3.5mm music-playing devices. It reportedly fades out music to allow for incoming calls.
Jabra is shipping two Bluetooth products, its BT110 headset and the A210 adapter.
The BT110 wireless headset offers a lightweight and sleek design, up to 15 hours talktime on a single AAA battery, and an automatic power-down feature so users never worry about standby time.
Gentec International is adding a new hands-free solution to its Planet Wireless line of mobile phone accessories. Model BYCK1 car speakerphone features Bluetooth technology for wireless hands-free communication inside a vehicle. It is compatible with Bluetooth mobile phones and Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Jabra announced the launch of its BT8010 convertible Bluetooth stereo headset at International CES, held here earlier this month.
The BT8010 is designed for consumers who require a high-performance Bluetooth headset but also desire the ability to adapt their headset into a fully functional Bluetooth stereo headset, said the company in a release.