It has been long time coming but bluetooth is finally beginning to hit its stride, if only in the automotive and mobile phone sectors. Thankfully after the hideous product models introduced by Motorola and Sony Ericsson, the bluetooth headsets at the very least are resembling fashion accessories. Many companies do not realize that if a BT headest and/or a phone is the most visible piece of electronics on our person and has to look cool. Hasn’t anyone learnt from super sales of IPod? No one wants to look like Gubernator!
I just go a ping from a company called Cardo, which is about to ship their Allways BT headset + universal adapter. The allways headset can uniquely clip onto the user’s eye ware (glasses or sunglasses), in addition to fitting comfortably over a user’s ear. The lightweight device provides up to 6.5 hours of talk time, 200 hours of standby time, and also allows a user to be up to 30 feet away from their wireless phone device and still accept/make calls. Don’t know about the quality, but looks pretty nice.
Elsewhere, Parrot, a European leader in the development of Bluetooth products, today announced the U.S. launch of DriveBlue, a hands-free car kit requiring no installation. When plugged into a carÄôs cigarette lighter, DriveBlue instantly and wirelessly provides advanced hands-free functionality without the installation constraints of other Bluetooth car systems. It costs $99 a pop!