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Aliph bone-conduction Bluetooth headset reviewed

Aliph bone-conduction Bluetooth headset reviewed

Looks like we're going bone conduction crazy - next up is Julie Strietelmeier's review of the Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset.  You might remember the Jawbone from the tail-end of last year; while it looks like a normal headset, albeit a particularly stylish one, it actually picks up sound conducted through your jaw rather than relying solely on a traditional microphone.  The promise is far better sound quality, which is exactly what Julie set out to test...

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Bone conducting hat lets you listen to music and take calls with no headphones

Bone conducting hat lets you listen to music and take calls with no headphones

Sometimes when I'm driving or sitting in the car for an extended period of time, I like to listen to audio books. The problem is that I hate using in-ear headphones because they always seem to amplify the sound of the cables moving around more than the book I'm listening to. I also don't care for over the ear headphones because they get hot and uncomfortable after a while.

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Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bone Conducting Bluetooth Headset review

Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bone Conducting Bluetooth Headset review

The Bluetooth headset market has split in recent years, with the budget end of the market being served by low-cost, simple devices for $50 or under, and the high-end packing complex noise-reduction and DSP for $100 upward.  Into that fray steps Motorola, whose Endeavor HX1 headset packs military-type bone conduction in order - they claim - to completely vanquish background noise.  After the cut, check out the full SlashGear review and why we reckon the HX1 isn't quite ready for the urban battlefield.

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Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bluetooth headset attempts a Jawbone smackdown

Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bluetooth headset attempts a Jawbone smackdown

Motorola have unveiled a new Bluetooth headset, the Endeavor HX1, which the company claims to be the "only Bluetooth headset to use true bone conduction technology".  That's likely going to raise some eyebrows over at Aliph, whose Jawbone headset is known for using a vibration-sensing system; in the HX1's case, a new Stealth Mode shuts off the standard microphone and solely uses a bone conduction sensor in the earpiece.

 

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Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

The second full generation of Google Glass has begun to appear in homes officially as one Det Ansinn breaks out the box this morning. This fellow is one of a group called BrickSimple, LLC, developers of Glass apps specifically. They've created such oddities as the GlassBattle game - a Battleship-like title for Google Glass. Describing the new Glass headset, Ansinn suggests that it "looks identical" from the outset - below you'll see a photo of another BrickSimple employee Kel Bucey sporting the new headset.

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Google Glass hardware update soon with three more invites for Explorers

Google Glass hardware update soon with three more invites for Explorers

Google will swap Glass Explorer Edition users headsets for an updated model from November, an optional refresh of the hardware that will support prescription lenses among other things, along with adding a broader invite system to get more testers up and running with the wearable. "We are always improving the software based on Explorers’ feedback," Google said today and this time, we’ve made some improvements to the hardware." Meanwhile, all Explorer Program members will be offered the chance to invite up to three people to buy Glass of their own.

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Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

A potential design for Samsung's rumored Google Glass rival has been revealed in a Korean filing, a sports- and media-centric wearable complete with a monocular eyepiece. Samsung's "sports glasses" would apparently have fixed lenses, according to the design filing spotted by the WSJ, rather than the interchangeable visors of Google's Glass Explorer Edition, as well as more traditional earpieces for music playback.

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Human touch speaker system has Disney Research hearing with a finger

Human touch speaker system has Disney Research hearing with a finger

You'll not find another speaker system like the one presented by three designers and scientists working with Disney Research this week going by the name Ishin-Den-Shin. This expression means to communicate with an unspoken mutual understanding, and is humble in the face of the actual electric transmission this system is able to work with. All it takes is a special microphone, a whisper, and a touch with a hand - and the hand and someone's ear become the speaker.

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