Plantronics has just announced its latest Bluetooth headset, the Voyager 855. Similar to the Jabra BT8010 from this year's CES, the Voyager 855 is a mono-to-stereo convertible Bluetooth headset that can "transform" from one to the other with a detachable stereo cable. Like other Plantronics headsets, it will also feature its AudioIQ DSP noise reduction technology, and since this is a stereo headset, the Voyager 855 supports A2DP and AVRCP formats for music, as well. As far as design goes, the headset also features a slide-to-talk boom mic for better audio performance. The Voyager 855 will be … Read more
Optimus Prime it's not, but the latest Jabra headset does something of a Transformer act of its own. The BT8030 model at first looks like a conventional set of headphones until it changes into a pair of laptop speakers or even a conference phone when connected via Bluetooth.
And if a call comes in while music is playing, the headset will automatically pause the MP3 file so you can answer it, according to Fareastgizmos. The multi-tasking gadget is kind of the big brother of the BT8010 earphone combo we saw earlier this year.
There's been no word yet, … Read more
Swarovski, please stop taking over the gadget world.
This time, the crystal maker is pairing with Plantronics to introduce a limited-edition Bluetooth headset--unlike Philips, which decided to opt out of the Bluetooth trend when it came to Swarovski-adorned gadgets.
The white jeweled headset will retail for $59.95 in October, while the unjeweled version (which also comes in black, gray and pink) will be $49.95. This headset, the newest edition to the MIX line, will be called MIX Explorer 330. The white headset clearly appeals to the fashion-conscious more than its black counterpart, but it isn't something I'… Read more
The iPhone hasn't even launched yet and there are already dozens--if not hundreds--of iPhone accessories ready to be purchased. Sure, most of them are universal dock iPod accessories that happen to be iPhone-compatible, but there are also quite a few that were made with the iPhone in mind. From Apple's own Bluetooth headset and iPhone dock to a plethora of cases and headphone adapters, it looks like new iPhone owners will be spoiled for choice when it comes to the right accessory for their brand-new cell phone. Here are just a few that have caught our eyes recently. … Read more
When Apple fans across the country flock to their neighborhood Apple Store to pick up their shiny new iPhone next Friday, they'll also have the opportunity to buy a Jawbone Bluetooth headset to go along with it. That's right; the Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset will be sold alongside the iPhone at all Apple Stores (plus Apple's online store) starting June 29, 2007. Designed by Yves Behar and decked out with military-grade noise-canceling technology, the Jawbone is certainly no slouch in the design and performance department, but we can't help but wonder whatever happened to Apple's own Bluetooth headset that Steve Jobs showed at MacWorld … Read more
Not content to rest easy after its announcement of a slew of new cell phones and a Bluetooth watch, Sony Ericsson has also announced several new accessories as well. They are all music-related in some way or another, starting off with the MDS-65 Music Desk Stand, which acts as a portable speaker of sorts for your Sony Walkman phone, and the MMR-70 FM transmitter for playing music on a nearby FM radio.
And what's a cell phone accessory announcement without a few headsets? The HBH-DS200 is the only stereo Bluetooth headset in the group, and it has a few … Read more
The good news is that there are lots of alternatives to the remote TV speaker that we found a bit baffling the other day. The bad news is that more of us from the Boomer generation will be needing such amplification gadgets as our hearing begins to go the way of receding hairlines.
Case in point: the "Clarity Professional C120 Wireless TV Amplifier," another device designed to help you hear the TV without creating domestic turmoil. (And here we thought the C120 was a cargo plane.)
This headset supposedly increases sound by as much as 50 decibels (ouch) … Read more
Sony Ericsson just released the HBH-DS980, a brand new stereo Bluetooth headset that is a slight upgrade from the company's HBH-DS970. The pendant-style headset features a hidden OLED display underneath the device's smooth mirror finish that only lights up when activated. Other features are pretty much identical to the HBH-DS970--they include digital noise cancellation and echo reduction, plus it comes with three sizes of soft silicon ear buds for a better fit. It has a promised talk time of up to six hours and will be available some time in the third quarter of this year.
Contrary to popular belief, Crave doesn't hate every attempt to adorn gadgets and their accessories. It's true that the fashion gremlins have been hard at work spreading their atrocious taste to headsets, for example, but every once in awhile they miss one--and the result is something as beautifully designed as Jabra's JX10 Bluetooth line.
Thankfully, the company exercised sufficient self-restraint with its luxury versions, which Luxurylaunches says come in 24k gold plate and stainless steel. Of course, once we learned that the headset was the work of a former Bang & Olufsen designer, it all made sense.… Read more
We usually like the Bluetooth headsets from Cardo, and lucky for us, the company has released a trio of Bluetooth headsets at CTIA this week. The sexiest of the lot is the Cardo S-800, a petite Bluetooth headset that weighs a scant 0.38 ounces. It's the first Cardo headset to have an in-ear earpiece, so you won't need the earloop to wear it. It also has a "hot-dialing" button that lets you call up to three of your favorite contacts. Other features include a battery status indicator, a headset location buzzer, a missed call indicator, … Read more