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.
For those who are iPhoneless, for moral or fiscal reasons, wouldn't it be cool to use the same headset for talking on the phone and listening to music? And what if it muted the music for the duration of the call? You wouldn't have to switch devices when you're walking along engrossed in the Brandenburg Concerti and your broker calls to say sell, sell, sell! You won't have to undo one set of headphones and reload a second pair just because your mamita calls you in the midst of Fat Joe's 1993 classic, "Shorty'… Read more
For all the talk about solar-powered phones this year, there still aren't any that have taken the mass market by storm, or even a light breeze. Until one does come along, we'll be stuck with alternative solutions to harness the sun's rays for endless yakfests. But that doesn't mean we have to resort to carrying a purse to keep our batteries charged, so to speak.
If you're planning to be a motorcycle cop for Halloween, this is the perfect accessory to complete the ensemble.
Parrot's SK 4000 Bluetooth headset will make you look like you just pulled out of a presidential motorcade, with a purported 10 hours of standy battery time and an FM stereo when the parties get boring, according to Engadget. Once back in the saddle, you can use the handlebar-mounted remote to call discreetly for reinforcements at the nearest bar.
Wrap this speaker in crinkled gold foil and you might be able to fool people into thinking it was an oversized Ferraro Rocher. But according to Sony Ericsson, the MBS-100 is its first portable speaker that's able to stream music wirelessly from a phone via Bluetooth stereo. A fully charged internal battery delivers up to five hours of music playback. However, you're out of luck if you need them for the holiday season--they'll be available only in the first quarter of 2008 in selected Asia-Pacific markets.
(Source: Crave Asia)
With the launch of the IVA-W205, Alpine becomes the second aftermarket manufacturer to combine mobile- and in-dash navigation. Unlike the Eclipse AVN2210p, which uses a similar combination of in-dash dock connected to a portable TomTom GPS device, the IVA-W205 can be purchased--and used--independently of its portable Blackbird PMD-B200 component. With the Blackbird installed behind the faceplate, the IVA-W205 becomes a useful in-dash system; without the Blackbird portable, the IVA-W205 is a simple--but versatile--multimedia player in the vein of the Alpine IVA-200. Read the full review here.
After having a day to reflect on Microsoft's latest Zune offering, I began to think that perhaps the iPod vs. Zune battle is a little too obvious. Whether the iPod's position at the top of the MP3 player food chain is deserved or not, history has shown us that it will likely stay there. The real question is, "As the holidays approach, which MP3 player will come in second place?"
When it comes to interface and killer features, the challenger that Microsoft should really keep an eye on is the yet-to-be-released Samsung YP-P2 I reported on back in August. Although Samsung hasn't released pricing information yet, things could really heat up if the YP-P2 can get close to the $149 and $199 price points of the iPod Nano and Flash-based Zunes. Not only does the YP-P2 offer a 3-inch touch screen and built in Bluetooth, but it also has the advantage of not being Microsoft. Honestly, after Apple's successful "I'm a Mac" smear campaign, it's tough to convince people that Microsoft makes cool gear (unless you've got Halo 3 as bait).
We've been able to dig up two videos on YouTube that demonstrate the interface for both the Zune and Samsung YP-P2.… Read more