Archive for Headsets

Klipsch releases S2m headset for mobile phones

Posted in Headsets by Shane McGlaun on July 31st, 2009

klipschs2m-sbJust about all the new features phones and smartphones that hit the market today feature an integrated music player. That means that most users need a set of headphones of some sort to be able to listen to the music and some aftermarket sets lack a mic to allow you to place and receive calls.

Klipsch is well known for the quality speakers that it produces and is known for often making some of the more expensive gear on the market. The company has announced a new set of in-ear earphones for mobile phones called the S2M that are priced well. The headset features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a compact in-line mic.

Aliph Jawbone Prime arrives in candy colors

Posted in Headsets by Conner Flynn on April 23rd, 2009

Aliph Jawbone Prime arrives in candy colorsIt’s been nearly a year since we last saw a Bluetooth headset from Aliph. But now it’s back with the Jawbone Prime. The Jawbone Prime isn’t much different than its predecessor. On the outside, they’ve improved the look with something more dramatic. Inside there’s the addition of Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR (multipoint connections, easy pairing), plus some algorithm tweaks of NoiseAssassin 2.0 to improve noise reduction.

The Prime will be replacing existing Jawbones for $130, and comes in Blah Blah Black, Coffee Talk and Going Platinum, while an “EARCANDY” edition is available in Frankly SCARLET, ‘YELLO!, Drop Me A LIME and LILAC You Mean It.

Andrea Electronics rolls with new Bluetooth headset

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on October 8th, 2008

PureAudio Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headset (BT-200)

Andrea Electronics is launching a new noise-canceling Bluetooth headset for when you are driving. It is called the PureAudio Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headset (BT-200) and you’ll find it pricing around $90.

The PureAudio Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headset (BT-200) is said to be a simple to use wireless headset which includes the company’s spin on noise canceling technology. This technology draws from the company’s roots in “developing military-grade intercom systems dating back to the 1960’s”

New Plantronics Bluetooth headset sports dual mics

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on September 19th, 2008

Plantronics Voyager 835

Plantronics unveiled this week a new Bluetooth headset which is dual-mic developed for isolating voice signals. It is called the Voyager 835 and it will set you back around $120.

The Voyager 835 offers up something called Dual-Mic AudioIQ, “a combination of its proprietary DSP algorithm which intelligently optimizes audio levels and fidelity on both sides of a conversation, with precisely configured dual microphones to significantly reduce background noise.” The dual microphones reportedly work with one capturing voice while the other filters out background noise.

BlueAnt unveils world’s first Bluetooth 2.1 voice recognition headset

Posted in Headsets by Shane McGlaun on August 27th, 2008

BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth HeadsetBluetooth headsets are one of the most common accessories for many cell phone users. Many states require drivers to use hands free Bluetooth headsets or car kits. Mostly all the different brands of Bluetooth devices have the same features. BlueAnt has announced a new headset that adds something new to the common Bluetooth headset.

The headset is called the BlueAnt V1 with Advanced Voice Recognition. BlueAnt says that the V1 is the first headset produced to use the Bluetooth 2.1 specification. The headset uses BlueGenie Voice Interface to allow the user to control the headset and phone functions with their voice.

Joby rolls out Zivo Boom Bluetooth extendable headset

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on August 11th, 2008

Joby Zivo Boom

Joby, a developer of consumer electronics accessories, announced today a new wireless headset which actually looks quite cool. It is called the Joby Zivo Boom and you’ll find it pricing around $130.

The Joby Zivo Boom comes with a rather interesting retractable boom microphone as part of its somewhat hip design. It is Bluetooth 2.1 compatible, offers up 10 hours of talk time and includes a set of interchangeable earpieces.

GN Netcom releases titanium Bluetooth headset

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on July 23rd, 2008

Jabra JX20 Pura

GN Netcom, best known for its Jabra headset brand, is now making available a new titanium headset – said to be the first of its kind. The Jabra JX20 Pura prices around $150.

The Jabra JX20 Pura is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless headset made of brushed anodized titanium and offset by a black trim. It weighs less than half-an-ounce and was designed by a Danish designer. It makes use of digital sound processing and intelligent volume control to offer what is described as better sound.

BlueAnt updates popular Bluetooth headset

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on June 16th, 2008

BlueAnt Z9i

BlueAnt Wireless announced today an enhanced version of its popular Z9 Bluetooth headset. The new one is known as the Z9i and pricing is around $100.

The BlueAnt Z9i offers up both large and small interchangeable ear gels as well as two types of ear hooks to create a more customized feel. It weighs around 0.35 ounces, measures 1.5-inches in length and can connect with up to five Bluetooth devices.

Motorola debuts two new Bluetooth headsets

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on June 14th, 2008

Motorola H560Motorola took the wraps this week off of a couple of new stylish Bluetooth headsets. This new models are the H620 and H560 (pictured). No specific pricing information was released.

Motorola said the H620 is the first Bluetooth headset “optimized for the car.” What the means, the company said, is that the headset sports noise reduction and echo cancellation technology in addition to automatically adjusting the volume as road noise increases.

SouthWing selling new headset through AT&T

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on June 4th, 2008

SouthWing SH241SouthWing said today one of its Bluetooth headsets is set be available exclusively in the United States via AT&T. It is the SH241 and you’ll find it pricing around $40.

The SouthWing SH241 will offer a variety of interesting features for Bluetooth headset users. This include a whisper mode which identifies the incoming call pone number audibly, one-touch access to a favorite number and auto call pickup.

New Jawbone Bluetooth headset from Aliph

Posted in Headsets by Darrin Olson on May 15th, 2008

New Jawbone headset from AliphAliph has just released a sequel to their popular Jawbone headset with a new Jawbone headset which has a slightly new look and improved noise canceling features from the original. The new Jawbone is currently available from the Jawbone website or from AT&T for $129.99 in black only, with more colors to come.

This new Jawbone looks to have a little softer look to it, doing away with the mesh metal grid look and replacing it with a metal diamond pattern. The ear hook also has a softer, stitched cover for a more comfortable look and feel.

Pioneer SE-DRS3000C digital wireless headset

Posted in Headsets by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2008

Pioneer SE-DRS3000C Digital Wireless Headset
Maybe you like to watch TV soaps late into the night, or Teletubbies. And if your house is pretty small, you would have to lower the TV volume pretty low unless you want to get caught and laughed at by your wife. Try this Digital Wireless Headset from Pioneer.

The Pioneer SE-DRS3000C Digital Wireless Headset is a big looking 2.4GHz wireless headset that launches in Japan around the middle of May. This 720g Digital Wireless Headset supports bandwidth of 10Hz to 24kHz, with a 30m working radius, compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS-ES, Dolby NR.

Tritton debuts small form factor Bluetooth headset

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on April 8th, 2008

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Tritton Technologies is unveiling to Bluetooth phone owners everywhere a somewhat discretely designed wireless headset for hands-free activities. It is called the AX Micro Bluetooth Headset and you’ll find it priced at around $60.

The Tritton AX Micro has what is described as a “comfort fit attachment” and also makes use of flexible finger grips which rest on the inner ear rim for stability. As a Bluetooth headset it will get you around five hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time on one battery charge.

Logitech debuts wireless VoIP PC headset

Posted in Headsets by Nino Marchetti on March 4th, 2008

Logitech ClearChat PC Wireless HeadsetLogitech announced today its first wireless stereo headset designed for Internet calling with a PC. The Logitech ClearChat PC Wireless headset is priced at around $100.

The Logitech ClearChat PC Wireless headset makes use of wireless 2.4 GHz technology to let users enjoy stereo audio up to 33 feet from their computers. A USB transmitter handles broadcasting the signal to the headset. One can also chat wirelessly via VoIP calls made from a computer, chatting via a noise-canceling microphone on a flexible boom.

RoadRunner Bluetooth headset with larynx mic

Posted in Headsets by Darrin Olson on March 3rd, 2008

Roadrunner Bluetooth Communicator attaches to the neck and picks up vibrations from the larynxIf you feel that talking to seemingly no-one in public with a Bluetooth headset in your ear isn’t bringing quite enough unnecessary attention to yourself you can try your hand, or your neck, at this RoadRunner Bluetooth Communicator.

The RoadRunner connects to your mobile phone much like a regular Bluetooth headset with the difference being that you wear this one around your neck instead of on your ear. The device picks up vibrations from your larynx when you talk and converts them into a voice. There’s also a small corded ear piece that connects up to your ear.