Regular readers likely remember the MoGo Mouse from Newton Peripherals. It’s the über-thin Bluetooth mouse that’s so skinny, it can fit into a PC Card slot for storage and to be charged. Newton thinks it’s onto something with this approach, because it’s just announced the MoGo Talk.
No, this new MoGo product isn’t a talking mouse. The MoGo Talk is a small, thin Bluetooth headset that measures a 24mm x 50mm x 5mm and weighs in at only 9 grams. With a miniscule size like that, there can’t be much room for the battery, but Newton says you can talk for four hours with the headset. It also offers a week of standby time. To save space, the MoGo Talk works with a flexible ear tip to block out ambient noise. There isn’t an ear clip or loop on the headset.
Instead of using a PC Card slot, the MoGo Talk works with Express Card, which surprised me a little. I really haven’t seen that form factor take off like many thought it would. Still, it’s amazing that a fully usable Bluetooth headset can fit inside your notebook. The MoGo Talk has a suggested retail price of $99.99 and is available direct from the MoGo Store. You might not have seen the MoGo Store before: If it turns sideways, you can’t see it. Now that’s skinny!
In the store I also see a MoGo Talk adapter for the iPhone that should be shipping next month. It appears to be a combination case and holder for both the phone and MoGo Talk.