CTIA 2007

CTIA 2007: Test-driving the Sound Leaf Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone

CTIA 2007: Test-driving the Sound Leaf Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone

Base on my expressions from the video below, you’ll just have to take my word that the Sound Leaf totally kicks ass.

The Sound Leaf “Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone” is a great add-on to your existing handset for speaking in loud places, and for people suffering from age-related hearing loss.

It plugs into FOMA phones with flat earphone microphone jacks, and conducts sound vibrations to the auditory nerves through the cranial bones. This is also the first product in the industry that combines a bone-conduction function with a telephone coil (T-Coil) allowing people using hearing aids (with T-Coil) to make clear calls.

Tons of Pantech concept phone pictures

Tons of Pantech concept phone pictures

Pantech, like many other companies has been working on a lot of gadgets. The most notable device is of course the Helio Ocean. The Ocean was a big hit at CTIA this year, so wouldn't you like to see what else they've been working on?

Whoops, picture of Sidekick ID accidentally shows up at CTIA

Whoops, picture of Sidekick ID accidentally shows up at CTIA

Have you ever made one of those really big mistakes (like mowing over your wife's garden) and then upon realizing what you've done, you try to “fix” the problem (like trying to plant some fake flowers) before anyone notices? If you have, then you know you never actually get away with it, and in the internet age, not only do you get caught, but everyone knows about it soon afterwards.

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Credit: Thanks to the guys at Gizmodo for the picture

Closer look at Sony Ericsson w880

Closer look at Sony Ericsson w880

Our friends over at Gizmodo got to spend some time with the Sony Ericsson w880i while they were at CTIA this year. Even though it isn't going to blow you away with its specs, they still seemed to like it.

Get a cell phone signal over your cable internet line

Get a cell phone signal over your cable internet line

If you live in an area similar to mine, if you go too far out of town you'll start running into areas in the country where your cell phone wouldn't even dream of getting a signal. Now just imagine living in one of these areas, (my dad does) you can forget about even leaving your cell phone on, because it's never going to ring.

Motorola Disappoints at CTIA

Motorola Disappoints at CTIA

You're probably wondering why there hasn't been any good coverage of new Motorola phones over at CTIA Wireless. That is because there hasn't been anything exciting to talk about.

Sprint Upstage retraction: scrolling through long playlist is now a breeze!

Sprint Upstage retraction:  scrolling through long playlist is now a breeze!

Sometimes a rough hands-on review is simply that, very rough. As a result, you’re going to miss a thing or two. In the case of the Upstage, one of the biggest complaints I had had to flick through my long playlist. Well my friends, I’ve flick no more; I’ve seen the light.

So for the record, this is no longer an issue for me. I’ve recorded a short video for your viewing pleasure (Youtube still processing the video - it should be live shortly).

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I’m bumping the Upstage up to 3.5 out 5 stars as a result of this finding.

Up-close with the Helio Ocean: Updated with Video

Up-close with the Helio Ocean: Updated with Video

Vincent's latest stop was with the guys from Helio, and they were showing off their new new Ocean. They were kind enough to hand it over for him to play with and of course, take a bunch of pictures. Hit the jump for his thoughts, a video walk-through and more pics.

Unboxing – LG VX9400

Unboxing – LG VX9400

Once again our own Vincent has managed to get his hands on a new hot product. Anyway, he's managed to snare one of the new LG VX9400 phones and even found time to shoot an unboxing video and a whole bunch of pics.

video after the jump

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