bluetooth headset

.Klatz smart bracelet transforms into a Bluetooth headset

.Klatz smart bracelet transforms into a Bluetooth headset

That special point at which fashion and function meet have largely eluded modern wearables. We've seen some that aim to satisfy those who want a connected device for the wrist or finger without it being obvious they're sporting a tech device, but the realm is mostly relegated to simple rings and similar devices. The .klatz bracelet is different, offering a sleek futuristic look that blends in well with more formal attire, and, best of all, includes functionality that would come in handy throughout the course of the day.

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Sony SBH60 Bluetooth headset includes wired connectivity

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth headset includes wired connectivity

Sony recently introduced a new Bluetooth headset called the SBH60. Though not notable in name, the headset features a striking design that stands firmly between stylish and minimalistic, and with it comes a roster of features targeted towards the needs of smartphone users.

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Jabra Storm, Stealth, and Step trio of Bluetooth headsets debut

Jabra Storm, Stealth, and Step trio of Bluetooth headsets debut

Jabra has a new duo of headsets (and a pair of earbuds), all of them boasting wireless connectivity and a roster of features, not the least of which is long battery life and the promise of solid audio quality. They've all made their IFA 2014 debut, and will be available in the next handful of weeks at various price points.

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FreeWavz brings untethered music/fitness tracking to your workout

FreeWavz brings untethered music/fitness tracking to your workout

Runners and other fitness enthusiasts often listen to music while they’re doing their thing, and a good portion of those folks also have a fitness wearable. Rather that have to wear two devices, wouldn’t it be handy to go as lightweight as possible? FreeWavz, currently being funded on Kickstarter, wants to give you just that; fitness tracking and music, all from your earbuds.

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Plantronics Backbeat FIT sports headset review

Plantronics Backbeat FIT sports headset review

Plantronics is no strangers to Bluetooth headsets. Their lineup includes several wireless varieties, so the options within their offerings alone are impressive. Does their BackBeat FIT do the lineup justice, though? We go ears-on (on ears?) to find out whether or not this one is a winner or not.

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Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset is made to be deceptive

Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset is made to be deceptive

A phrase like "small but terrible" comes to mind when looking at the Jabra Stealth. While this Bluetooth headset looks small and frail, the audio equipment maker promises that it can blast your eardrums just as well as larger and more obnoxious ones in the market, including its own older brothers.

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Jawbone ERA Review (2014)

Jawbone ERA Review (2014)

Time was, in Bluetooth headsets, you generally had to choose between style and performance. Some looked great but suffered poor battery life and mediocre audio quality; at the other extreme, you could have lengthy runtimes and excellent audio, but only if you didn't mind looking like you'd just walked out of a call center. Jawbone wants to change all that with the 2014 ERA, a slimmed-down, spec'd-up update of its flagship Bluetooth headset, but can it really bridge both successfully? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Jabra Rox wireless headset hands-on

Jabra Rox wireless headset hands-on

Along with showing the Solemate Max wireless speaker, Jabra has also been showing the Rox wireless headset, which brings the quality one would expect, but also some nice features. These have Dolby Digital Plus sound and are touted as being built with solid steel and able to offer a secure fit.

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Sennheiser Presence Mobile Series business headset launches with SpeakFocus

Sennheiser Presence Mobile Series business headset launches with SpeakFocus

Sennheiser introduced its new Presence line of mobile headsets this past summer, doing so with a pegged launch date of August 1. Today the company has announced the availability of the Presence mobile headset, bringing with it some functionality that makes it convenient for business users and features to guard against quality problems typical to some headsets.

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Sennheiser Presence Mobile Series line of business headsets unveiled

Sennheiser Presence Mobile Series line of business headsets unveiled

Sennheiser has taken the wraps off its new Presence Mobile Series line of business headsets, aiming them towards those who use the device in a variety of situations: indoors, outdoors, and in the car. The series utilizes both WindSafe and SpeakFocus technologies, and offers HD audio quality, with a release date of August 1.

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Jabra unveils Motion Series, offers integrated motion sensor for environmental adaptability

Jabra unveils Motion Series, offers integrated motion sensor for environmental adaptability

Jabra has unveiled its new Jabra Motion Series of headsets, which includes the Jabra Motion UC and the Jabra Motion. The line is unique due to its use of motion sensors and microphones to monitor and react to environemental situations intelligently. For example, audio will be optimized based on the ambient noise levels in the surroundings, and adjustments are made based on movements, such as shutting off when one lays down to nap.

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HTC Mini is your Butterfly’s candybar remote control and handset

HTC Mini is your Butterfly’s candybar remote control and handset

HTC doesn't have a smartwatch like the Pebble, but it does have the HTC Mini, an NFC-equipped remote control and handset accessory which will be exclusively offered in China alongside the HTC Butterfly. The svelte handset - resembling an old candybar-style dumbphone - hooks up via Bluetooth to your Butterfly, so HTC suggests, and can be used for making calls without pulling the smartphone out of your pocket, as well as other things.

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