If you are giving someone a new smartphone this holiday season or if you are getting a new mobile device you may need a new Bluetooth headset to go with it. BlueAnt has announced a new offering just in time for holiday giving called the Q2 Platinum.
BlueAnt has a bunch of Bluetooth headsets and hands free kits that it has been offering for a long time. I have played with a bunch of the firms gear over the years and the stuff is typically top notch. BlueAnt has announced the availability of its latest Bluetooth headset called the Q2.
Did anyone else notice it's Monday? We sure did. It just has an air about it, doesn't it? Well, we're happy that you chose to start your week out with us, and welcome to this latest edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3, we've got a CDMA HTC Hero showing up somewhere it doesn't belong, and Samsung wants to give you money for developing applications. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Blue Ant's got a new speakerphone for your Bluetooth pleasure, a new report shows cell phone shipments around the world are growing, and finally, a LEGO robot that can raise its own bridge.
It's been a while since we've heard from BlueAnt, but the Bluetooth headset company are back with their latest headset. They reckon the BlueAnt T1 is not only rugged but provides the best wind noise reduction you'll find on the market; that's also paired with text-to-speech with voice control and A2DP compatibility for (mono) streaming of audio and GPS directions.
There are gobs of Bluetooth headsets for drivers and there are more than a few for motorcyclists as well. For some reason talking on the phone while riding a motorcycle seems more dangerous to me than driving and talking. BlueAnt has announced a new Bluetooth headset called the Stereo F4 interphone motorcycle kit.
One of the best things that a company can do to make customers happy is to add new features to the products that we own via firmware updates. To really make us happy those firmware updates should be free. BlueAnt has made us really happy with a new firmware update for its slick Q1 Bluetooth headset.
CTIA Wireless has come and gone for another year, and while many people are complaining about the general lack of new products, there were still interesting devices and services that we got to see demoed and get our hands on. We're going to list off our favorites from the week, and hope the delay in getting this list up doesn't bother you too much; we had to really think hard before we decided.
CTIA was last week, and the SlashGear team brought you lots of great coverage from the event. While new devices were scarce, we got a closer look at some impressive phones and products from some of our favorite companies. We'll bring you up to speed on CTIA and other important news just in case you missed it.
We took a look at the MSI X-Slim X340 and compared it to the iPhone 3G and Lenovo ThinkPad X301 in terms of size. The MSI X-Slim X340 is an attractive laptop, and the planned sub $1000 price tag makes it even more so.
BlueAnt's forthcoming product is the Q1 Bluetooth headset. This sleek headset features some amazing noise reduction technology and voice isolation. The most innovative feature of the BlueAnt Q1 is the voice control feature. The user can talk to the headset and tell it what needs to be done. For instance, if the user would like a tutorial of using the Q1, the user says "show me" and the Q1 will walk the user through the features. To pair the device, the user simply says "pair me." The Q1 will even tell you your phone and headset battery life with the command "check battery" There are numerous other commands as well.
The biggest news this week has been coming out of IFA 2008, with SlashGear's roving reporter there, Milena Glimbovski, sending back all the details of the hottest new hardware. The netbook train shows no sign of slowing, with LG's X110 and Fujitsu's AMILO Mini Ui 3620 finally stepping out of the shadows and getting full announcements. There's too much good stuff to mention it all individually, so check out the IFA 2008 tag for SlashGear's full coverage.