A luxury headset without the phone

Mago announces an accessory but has yet to release its high-end smart phone

Sybarites

It's not often that a headset gets released before the phone it was made for, but that could end up being the case for Russia's Mago. Its Bluetooth headset has just been announced, according to Sybarites, though its luxury smart phone is several months past its initial release schedule.

The handset, by Russian designer Evgueni Maslov, is part of a wave of high-end telephony hardware to come from the former Soviet Union along with the likes of the Gresso phone . The Mago headset is reportedly made of specially treated titanium to match its phone and features noice-canceling technology similar to that used by Bang & Olufsen and Vertu luxury products.

The pricing of Mago's products remains a mystery, but don't expect a bargain if they're competing anywhere near the stratosphere of Vertu. That company's very-limited-edition "Signature Cobra" goes for $310,000 .

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