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HP Pre 2 Starts Selling At Verizon February 17

HP Pre 2 Starts Selling At Verizon February 17

If you can't wait until later this year for HP's Pre 3, the Pre 2 may still be a good option as it will be the first smartphone to run webOS 2.0 that offers a good multitasking interface. Verizon just announced today that they will be carrying HP's Pre 2 starting February 17th and the device will be available both in stores and online.

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Jabra CRUISER2 in-car speakerphone gets official

Jabra CRUISER2 in-car speakerphone gets official

Jabra has outed its latest in-car speakerphone, the CRUISER2, a Bluetooth hands-free kit that announces incoming callers by whichever name you've programmed them into your address book with. The CRUISER2 uses Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and has dual-microphones for noise cancellation; it also packs an FM transmitter, for streaming audio to your car radio.

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Yamaha Infosound TV test pumps high-pitched URLs into your iPhone

Yamaha Infosound TV test pumps high-pitched URLs into your iPhone

Yamaha Japan has run a live broadcast demo of its Infosound technology, which takes advantage of high-pitched sound frequencies inaudible to humans to transmit data to mobile devices like the iPhone. Infosound uses frequencies above 18kHz for 80bps short-range data transfer; while Yamaha was demonstrating prototype systems at CEATEC earlier this year, a live test on Japanese digital TV network RCC took place in Tokyo in the early hours of this morning.

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Orb Music MP-1 Review

Orb Music MP-1 Review

Whole-house audio isn't new, and - as Sonos has shown - it isn't necessarily complicated, but nor has it generally been all that affordable. Orb plans on changing that with the Orb Music MP-1, a $69 wireless audio adapter that - along with some free software to turn your Apple or Android smartphone into a remote control - promises Sonos-style streaming without the sky-high price tag. Check out the full review after the cut.

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Orb TV VP-1 $99 WiFi video streamer promises Hulu support

Orb TV VP-1 $99 WiFi video streamer promises Hulu support

Orb's $69 MP-1 WiFi audio streamer was good, but we couldn't help but wish it worked with the place-shifting software's video capabilities too; it seems the company was listening, as they've just outed the Orb TV. Priced at $99, the Orb TV VP-1 looks just like its audio-only sibling, but adds a composite/component video output alongside the stereo audio output, so you can hook up your TV.

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Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

We spotted Verizon's new E Ink feature-phone, the Samsung Zeal, getting a premature preview earlier today, but the carrier has now come clean on the dual-hinge handset. Like the Alias 2 before it, the Samsung Zeal has a full QWERTY keyboard which uses E Ink keys; that allows the layout to change according to what app is running and which way around the handset is being held.

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JH Audio JH16 Pro Review

JH Audio JH16 Pro Review

In the world of earphones, there are some obvious tiers: the bundled earbuds that came with your PMP or cellphone and should probably be dumped straight away; their mainstream replacements; off-the-shelf in-ear monitors (IEMs); and then custom-molded IEMs. There's also a less publicized hierarchy, of the audio craftsmen behind the IEMs themselves. Ask an audiophile their opinion of Jerry Harvey, and you can probably expect an hour or two of hero-worship; having tested out the new JHAudio JH16 Pro custom IEMs, we now know why. Check out the full review after the cut.

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Motorola Roadster, CommandOne and Finiti unveiled

Motorola Roadster, CommandOne and Finiti unveiled

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.

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Plantronics Savor M1100 and Voyager PRO+ Reviews

Plantronics Savor M1100 and Voyager PRO+ Reviews

Plantronics continues to plug away at the Bluetooth headset market, and while there are plenty of super-budget models out there, the company still reckons there's a higher-tier of premium buyers looking for the very best in wireless performance. Into that niche drops the new Plantronics Savor M1100, which blends voice control with a audio-controlled companion service called Vocalyst, as well as an update to the well-received Plantronics Voyager Pro, the Pro+. Check out our full reviews after the cut.

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