Cardo introduces a trio of Bluetooth headsets
Cardo introduces a trio of Bluetooth headsets.
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, and button customization for left-handed users - quite a lot for such a tiny headset. The S-800 has a rated talk time of 8 hours and a standby time of about a week. It will be available in a variety of colors for $74.99 each beginning May 25th of this year.
Next is the Cardo S-640, which is really more of a Bluetooth headset clip than a Bluetooth headset. This is meant for those of you that like the convenience of a Bluetooth headset but don't like wearing it all the time. You clip the headset to your shirt, and then you can either wear the attached wired earbud in your ear, or simply tuck it into the clip. The headset will also buzz or vibrate when there's an incoming call. The S-640 has a rated talk time of 6 hours and a standby time of about 6 days.
Finally, Cardo has jumped on the stereo Bluetooth bandwagon with the Cardo S-2. As with other stereo Bluetooth headsets, the S-2 works with any device with the proper stereo Bluetooth profile (A2DP and AVRCP supported as well), whether it is a cell phone or an MP3 player. You can manage both your calls and the music player via the headset's controls. It has ear cushions and a flexible headband, plus it can be folded for easy portability. The S-2 has a rated talk/music playing time of up to 7.5 hours and a rated standby time of 6 days.
Pricing of both the S-640 and the S-2 is still unknown at this point, but we're certain they'll be available in the next few months.