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.
Bose has unveiled its first single-ear Bluetooth headset, and while the name might be uninspired - it's simply called the Bose Bluetooth headset - the functionality does at least promise some marvels. According to Bose, the headset is packed full with their Bose TriPort acoustic headphone structure, that works in tandem with Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology to automatically adjust background noise cancellation depending on the ambient environment.
Back at the beginning of the year we went hands on with a review of the Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headset. Jawbone has now announced a new version of the Icon called the Jawbone Icon for Cisco (PDF). The new headset is designed to allow the worker in an office where they have a Cisco collaboration system to chat on a mobile and the Cisco system at the same time.
Motorola's Oasis Bluetooth headset has dropped onto our desk; along with the company's promise that it's the most comfortable we'll ever wear. Looking a little like a prop from Star Trek, the Oasis has a Voyager Pro+ style boom microphone and an over-the-ear battery block, but it's Motorola's testing on around 500 different ears that they say has given them the edge over Plantronics, Jawbone and others.
Like most of the tablet's accessories, Samsung's Bluetooth stylus for the Galaxy Tab wasn't on show at the IFA 2010 launch, though the company did confirm to us that it's certainly part of their official line-up. Now a product page at UK retailer Play has been spotted, offering preorders of the capacitive stylus for £49.99 ($79) and tipping an October 4th release date.