The Bluetrek Carbon is the world's first Bluetooth 3.0 headset to be made from real carbon fiber. The choice of material along with an incredibly thin boom mic make the the Bluetrek Carbon feel almost weightless. The headset just passed through the FCC today signaling a launch coming soon.
The following is a review that, for any other product, might be considered short, but for this bluetooth headset, there's just really not that much to be said. And it's not just a pumped up yelling and screaming "I LOVE IT" situation either, though there is a little bit of screaming in the story. This is a review of a product that essentially does one thing, and it does it well. What this product presents is noise cancellation and comfort for a premium talking and listening experience both to and from your ear and mouth and via Bluetooth to and from your handset.
Jawbone announced today that they've successfully raised $49 million in funding from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The mobile accessories company is perhaps most known for their fashionable yet high-performance Bluetooth headsets.
Samsung is introducing new features to its lineup of Bluetooth headsets for 2011. They announced today three new models, the HM1610, the HM3600, and the Samsung Modus 6450 that continue inline with Samsung's commitment to customer satisfaction in the areas of comfort, sound quality, and ease of use.
Mad Catz, a gaming accessories developer, has entered into a licensing agreement with Microsoft to produce a range of co-branded, licensed headphones for the Xbox 360. These will include a wireless headset with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The headset will be produced under the company's Tritton brand.
The folks at Plantronics are celebrating their 50th anniversary by announcing some brand new communication devices, software, and services. Amongst them, two items stand out: the Voyager PRO UC Bluetooth headset and the Calisto 825 speakerphone set. In addition to these two, a Plantronics Unified Communications Toolkit has been announced, "the industry's first" totally complete set of tools, training, and documentation "for expanding the growth of unified communications solutions. Ken Kannappan, president and chief executive officer at Plantronics, notes the following: “We want to end the pain-points that people experience when trying to stay connected at work or home. We think everyone - from consumers to mobile professionals to the business world- should be able to simply communicate regardless of device or location. We want to deliver innovative products with uncompromising quality, an ideal experience and extraordinary service so everyone can simply communicate.”
Jawbone's newest Jawbone Bluetooth headset has arrived, the Jawbone ERA, evolving the discrete styling of the ICON and taking its place at the top of the company's range. There's more than just good looks promised, though; Jawbone has also slotted in a bigger speaker for HD Audio, together with an accelerometer for more intuitive control. Is it enough to warrant the $129.99 price tag? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Maverick Lifestyle has a line of Bluetooth headsets for people that want something that looks a bit different from your typical Bluetooth headset. The line of headsets that the company offers are in the Nica family and a new member has been added to the family called the Nica Sunrise.
Playing a game online is fun for many reasons, and one of which is the ability to talk to other players around the world, as you try to come up with a strategy to defeat your opponents. Back in 2008, when Sony unveiled the official Bluetooth Headset for the PlayStation 3, people eagerly picked up the wireless headset. And now, as close in on the end of 2010, the company has officially unveiled the new official Bluetooth Headset for the PlayStation 3.
If you want to stand out in the overcrowded iPhone/iPod speaker market you can promise high quality, tempt with distinctive design, throw in features or simply slash the price right down. Parrot's Zikmu iPod speakers certainly don't fall into that last category, at $1,600 a pair, but the French company claims the eye-catching Phillipe Starck designed totems slot neatly into the others. Are these "Lime Sorbet" monsters really the best speakers to pair with your PMP? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.