If you live in Florida or Southern California, this might be the Bluetooth speaker phone for you. With an integrated solar panel, the Anycom Solar Car Kit gets a boost to its already impressive battery life from basking in the sun. Its slender design also recommends it, but its fiddly and difficult-to-master controls make it a challenge to use without some time with the instruction manual. Read our review of it here.
We get drawerfuls of Bluetooth headsets in that claim to be the smallest in the world, and of course most of them aren't. Whether or not it's the smallest isn't really important--it's how comfortable a headset is in your ear that makes a big difference.
Nextlink claims it's made the smallest Bluetooth headset ever in the form of the Invisio G5, and while we can't definitely confirm that it is, it certainly looks incredibly wee. It weighs a minuscule 7 grams, or less than a quarter of an ounce. But is it comfortable to … Read more
When we saw a touch screen recently on an external hard drive, we knew there'd be no stopping the touch revolution. The latest category to succumb to the trend is the Bluetooth headset.
Developed for mobile phones and PDAs, the Genius BT-031 has a built-in touch-sensitive panel and slide control to adjust volume, according to Gizmag, as well as a wireless range of up to 30.
We appreciate the efforts of Genius, which is always trying something different, but we often find ourselves dubious about some of its achievements. (Witness the solar-powered keyboard, hybrid speaker-camera, and combo mouse VoIP phone.) … Read more
You may remember Crave had a gander a while back at a Sony Ericsson Bluetooth headset that looked much like a small smoking pipe. It's now months later and it seems like this riotous pipe headset craze isn't over just yet.
This petite wonder is called the Bluetrek Sense and aside from being small--weighing only 8 grams (about 2.8 ounces)--and very comfortable to wear, it lets you answer calls by simply tapping the touch-sensitive section on the outside.
Now, you may be thinking, so what? Well, the majority of Bluetooth headsets require you to press or … Read more
Now this is the kind of application that makes Bluetooth worthwhile.
We've observed the trend toward motorized skateboards with a combination of curiosity and dread, envisioning massive injuries caused by jet-fueled skater boys--especially those who get tangled in the wires connecting their remotes to the boards. But "GroundSurf" is a new three-wheeled model that's controlled by a "touchsreen Bluetooth mobile phone device" or, if you're really adventurous, by sensor pads embedded directly onto the board. ("You lean forward to accelerate, backward to slow down or brake," its Web page says.) The … Read more
Callpod has just announced the Dragon Bluetooth headset, which claims to have 100+ meter range (that's 328 feet for you nonmetric types) plus dual-mic noise suppression technology. Like the SoundID SM1000, the Dragon also has a walkie-talkie mode that you can use if you have two of them. It also features two reversible earwraps for comfort, plus the ability to upgrade the firmware in case there are feature updates in the future. The Dragon is rather pricey as far as headsets go, but if it delivers on all its promises, it sounds like a good deal. It's available … Read more
Along with the slew of new Sony Ericsson phones that were announced yesterday, Sony Ericsson also released the HBH-PV703 Bluetooth headset. It's fairly standard as far as Bluetooth headsets go, and it has an impressive rated talk time of 10 hours. It'll be available in gray and black some time in the first quarter of 2008.
The pen has always been an inventor's paradise, used for everything from scanners and flash drives to aromatherapy and fishing. (We've even seen an inkless version that can write forever.) But one thing we never imagined was a DVR.
This Bluetooth DVR pen from Pacific Defence houses a wireless video recorder and microphone, as well as a motion sensor that will turn it on automatically when movement is detected, according to Gadget Venue. The 320x240 resolution isn't exactly feature-film quality, unless you're going for the grainy indie look, but it's better than the "Digital Spy Camera Pen,&… Read more
Motorola has a had a bit of a bumpy ride in the past six months, but recently we've seen some pretty cool stuff come from the company, including the Razr 2 V8 and this little Bluetooth headset, called the Motopure H12.
Similar to the Jawbone, this petite headset uses noise-canceling technology to produce a better experience when you're listening to a caller. At only 10 grams (a little more than a third of an ounce), the H12 is really light and very wearable too. According to a Motorola PR, the H12 was voted the most comfortable design during … Read more
There's nothing more annoying than the phantom mobile phone call. There you are, minding your own business, when suddenly you feel your leg vibrate and you're sure your phone is ringing, but when you take it out of your pocket, it's not.
One solution is Sony Ericsson's latest Bluetooth watch--it vibrates unmistakeably when you receive a call and displays the caller's number. It even alerts you when you get a text message.