Motorola Roadster, CommandOne and Finiti unveiled

Oct 6, 2010
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It wasn't just phones that Motorola had to show us; the company also has three new Bluetooth devices, including a pair of headsets - the CommandOne and Finiti - and an in-car speakerphone called the Motorola Roadster.  Clipping to your sun visor, the Roadster has dual-microphones, noise reduction, an FM transmitter for piping calls and music through your car stereo, and - when used with an Android 2.2 phone - MotoSpeak for text-to-speech and speech-to-text.

As for the Motorola CommandOne, that too has MotoSpeak support together with CrystalTalk noise reduction.  You can also instruct it to accept or reject calls verbally.  Thanks to MultiPoint you can have two phones connected simultaneously, and a quick-charge feature supposedly offers 2.5hrs talktime from a mere 15 minutes of rejuicing.

FInally, the Motorola Finiti has similar specs to the CommandOne, but throws in stealth-mode which translates throat vibrations into speech.  That way, Motorola claims, you can maintain a conversation in up to 40mph winds.

Full specs of all three new models in the press releases below.  They'll all go on sale sometime this quarter; no sign of official pricing as yet.

Press Release:

Motorola Roadster™: Clearest Calls from Your Car

Stay in touch on the road with Roadster™, the latest Bluetooth®1 in-car speakerphone from Motorola’s Elite Series. Roadster’s dual-microphone noise cancellation technology makes sure you can be heard over road noise and blocks out background noise better than any other speakerphone currently on the market. Equipped with MotoSpeak™, Roadster reads aloud text messages and allows you to dictate your text response, so you can stay in touch while on the road.

Industry-leading Call Clarity
Roadster keeps your conversations clear and eliminates background noise with dual-microphone technology for superior noise cancellation. You can even listen to your calls over your car speakers by using the FM transmitter. The loud, 2-watt speaker works to combat cabin noise and wind, so you can focus more on the road and less on what’s going on around you.

The Smartest Way to Stay in Touch
MotoSpeak features bring you the latest text-to-speech and speech-to-text technology. Hear your text messages immediately and then dictate your reply. MotoSpeak even announces who is calling from your contact list. Simply download the free MotoSpeak application to your Android-powered 2.2 device and sync with Roadster, ensuring that you keep your eyes off your phone and on the road.

Intuitive and User-Friendly
Roadster automatically turns on when you get in the car and off when you leave, ensuring you are always hands-free. You can even answer or ignore incoming calls with a single word and use the dedicated voice-dial button to keep focused on the road. The smartly-placed buttons provide easy access to the most-used functions, and audible voice prompts give you updates on Roadster’s battery life and more. Perfect for long drives or on-the-road business calls, Roadster has up to 20 hours of talk time2, so you’ll never have to worry about cutting calls short.

Advanced Features
Stream music via A2DP on Roadster’s powerful speaker, or over your car’s speakers using the FM transmitter. Advanced Multipoint lets you pair Roadster with two devices, so you can take calls from your business and personal phones at the same time. Staying productive on the go has never been easier.

Motorola Roadster™
Talk Time2 Up to 20 hours
Standby Time2 Up to 3 weeks
Bluetooth® 1 Version v2.1
Weight 90g
Dimensions 90x70x14 mm
Range Up to 10m
Features
• MotoSpeak™ Speech-to-text and Text-to-speech technology
• Best-in-class dual microphone noise cancellation
• Auto On/Off
• Advanced Multipoint technology
• FM transmitter

Motorola Roadster™ Bluetooth®1 headset will be available in the US in Q4 2010.

Press Release:

Motorola CommandOne™: Ultimate Hands-Free Experience

Keep your hands free and your calls clear with CommandOne™, the latest Bluetooth®1 headset from Motorola’s Elite Series. With an enhanced version of MotoSpeak™, CommandOne provides the ultimate hands-free experience to answer your calls and text messages directly from the headset, keeping your hands available for the rest of your busy life.

Stay Connected the Smart Way
MotoSpeak features bring you the latest text-to-speech and speech-to-text technology. Hear your text messages immediately and then dictate your reply. MotoSpeak even announces who is calling from your contact list. Simply download the free MotoSpeak application to your Android-powered 2.2 device and sync with CommandOne, making life hands-free without hassles.

Hands-Free Simplified
Simplify your hands-free experience with voice controls by replying “answer” or “ignore” to incoming calls. CommandOne keeps you updated with audible voice prompts that tell you when you’re connected, which phone is ringing, and current battery level. Never let your headset slow you down. With Rapid Charge you can get up to 2.5 hours of talk time with just 15 minutes of charging and a battery meter also appears on select phones, so you can easily track you current power level.

Crystal-Clear Conversations
With CrystalTalk™ technology, you know your calls will be clear. This innovative technology uses dual-microphone noise cancellation that wipes out the sound in the background. Amazing audio quality can be heard on both sides of the conversation.

Work, Play and Everything In Between
With an A2DP profile for streaming audio on CommandOne, you can listen to navigation, your favorite music, videos, and games right through your headset. Also, receive calls and connect to two phones at once, so you can multitask between business and pleasure. Advanced MultiPoint lets you place one call on hold while accepting one on another phone, so you can switch from work to play and back again, all while staying connected to CommandOne.

Motorola CommandOne™
Talk Time2 Up to 5 hours
Standby Time2 Up to 7 days
Bluetooth® 1 Version Version 2.1 with EDR
Weight 12 g
Dimensions 54x18.5x11 mm
Features
• MotoSpeak Speech-to-text and Text-to-speech technology
• CrystalTalk™ dual microphone noise and echo cancellation technology
• A2DP streaming audio
• Voice Controls
• TrueComfort™ design
• Advanced Voice Prompts
• Advanced MultiPoint Technology
• Rapid Charge for 2.5 hours of talk time in 15 minutes
• EasyPair™ technology

Motorola CommandOne Bluetooth1® headset will be available in the U.S. in Q4 2010

Press Release:

Motorola Finiti™: Hear and Be Heard, Anywhere

Designed with extreme conditions in mind, Motorola’s latest Bluetooth®1 headset – Motorola Finiti™, is latest edition to our Elite Series. Finiti’s three microphone solution lets you carry on a conversation wherever your adventures take you. With an MotoSpeak™, Finiti allows you to listen to a text message and dictate a response, leaving your hands free to tackle whatever life throws at you.

The Stealth Mode
Using a combination of three microphones, Finiti brings you the best-in-class noise and wind cancellation, so you can have clear calls and be heard in any environment. Crystaltalk™ dual microphone technology dramatically cancels everyday background noise and provides amazing audio on both sides of the call. For an extra boost in extreme conditions users can activate the stealth mode, which converts your vocal vibrations into speech. Using true bone conduction technology3, the stealth mode microphone relays your voice while eliminating the most extreme noise and wind (up to 40 miles per hour), offering a premium headset experience.

A Smarter Way to Text
Finiti helps you stay connected while staying hands-free, even when texting, with enhanced Motospeak. Hear your text messages immediately and then dictate your reply. MotoSpeak even announces who is calling from your contact list. Simply download the free MotoSpeak application to your Android-powered 2.2 device and sync with Finiti, so whether driving or multitasking at home, Finiti allows you to stay in touch while staying productive.

Command with Your Voice
Never let phone calls trip up your daily routine. With Finiti, answering or ignoring a call takes a single word, either say “answer” or “ignore” when you receive an incoming call. It’s simple to manage your calls hands-free with voice activations, the caller’s name is also read aloud for all contacts in your phonebooks, so you know who is calling without lifting a finger.

Quickly Sync
The intuitive features on Motorola Finiti help you get connected quickly. It uses audible voice prompts that tell you when you’re connected, which phone is ringing, when stealth mode is activated and your current battery level. And you never have to wait to chat – with Rapid Charge you get up to 2.5 hours of talk time with just 15 minutes of charging. A battery meter also appears on select phones, so you can easily track you power level.

Motorola Finiti™
Talk Time2 Up to 5 hours
Standby Time2 Up to 6 days
Bluetooth® 1 Version Version 2.1 with EDR
Weight 12 g
Dimensions 54x18.5x11 mm
Features
• Three microphone technology with the stealth mode and CrystalTalk™ noise cancellation
• MotoSpeak™ Speech-to-text and Text-to-speech technology
• A2DP streaming audio
• Advanced Voice Prompts
• Advanced MultiPoint Technology
• Voice Controls
• Batter Meter
• Rapid Charge for 2.5 hours of talk time in 15 minutes
• EasyPair™ technology

Motorola Finiti Bluetooth®1 headset will be available in the U.S. in Q4 2010.


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