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BlueAnt introduces the Q1

The BlueAnt Q1 is the latest Bluetooth headset from the Australia-based company. It has dual microphone wind noise reduction, voice control using the BlueGenie natural voice interface, and multipoint technology.

BlueAnt Q1 to be available in Q2 2009
BlueAnt Q1 to be available in Q2 2009. BlueAnt

One of our favorite Bluetooth headsets for 2008 was the BlueAnt V1, the world's first voice-controlled Bluetooth headset. Well, BlueAnt is certainly not resting on its laurels. It just announced the BlueAnt Q1, a brand-new headset that combines the voice interface technology from the V1 with a stylish gunmetal design.

The new design promises to "virtually eliminate" wind and road noise, handling wind speeds up to 10 miles per hour. It also boasts dual microphone wind noise reduction, echo cancellation, and digital signal processing software for clearer voices. Other features include automatic pairing and reconnection to the phone, automatic volume control, dynamic receive signal frequency equalization, and multipoint technology, which lets you connect to two phones simultaneously. And, of course, it has that BlueGenie voice interface that the V1 has.

The device is quite the looker; slim with a metallic sheen. It measures 2.17 inches by 0.63 inch by 0.27 inch, has up to 4 hours of talk time, and 120 hours of standby time. It will retail for $129.95 and won't be available until the second quarter of 2009.

BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset