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Jabra Stone Review

Jabra Stone Review

Up until now, choosing a Bluetooth headset has demanded you pick between outright style and audio performance. Devices like the Plantronics Discovery 975 and the Jawbone PRIME have gone some way in disguising their boom microphones and preserving sound quality, but there's still no mistaking that you're wearing a Bluetooth headset. Into the fray steps the Jabra Stone, distinctive both for its curvaceous styling and its promises of boomless natural-sounding audio. Is your next Bluetooth headset a Stone's throw away? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony Ericsson Motion Activated MH907 headphones: your ears’ remote control [Video]

Sony Ericsson Motion Activated MH907 headphones: your ears’ remote control [Video]

Sony Ericsson promised to revolutionise personal audio, and while that's so loaded with PR hyperbole we'd normally just throw any subsequent press release straight out of the window, it turns out their Motion Activated MH907 headphones are pretty nifty.  The stereo headset is the first to use SensMe, where capacitive sensors in each earbud can track whether they're in your ears or not, and remotely control your cellphone accordingly.

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Nitrox X835 and X735 Bluetooth devices hands-on

Nitrox X835 and X735 Bluetooth devices hands-on

SlashGear stopped by new Bluetooth start-up Nitrox today to find out what they company had planned with their first range of cellphone accessories, the X835 car-kit and X735 stereo hands-free kit.  The X735, shown here, is already a RED DOT design winner, a compact Bluetooth clip with a monochrome OLED display, stereo A2DP support and a standard 3.5mm headphones jack.

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Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 replaces G5; new G330 Gaming Headset

Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 replaces G5; new G330 Gaming Headset

Logitech have unveiled a new headset and mouse, each intended for gamers.  The Logitech G-Series Gaming Mouse G500 takes the G5 mouse and throws in on-the-fly adjustable accuracy up to 5,700dpi, a more comfortable shape and a weight-adjustable body for improved hand-feel.  It also has a "battle finish" which Logitech reckon will put you in the right frame of mind for a bout of online gaming.

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Apple patent app adds gives headphones memory for settings transfer

Apple patent app adds gives headphones memory for settings transfer

Apple have applied for a patent whereby your headphones would act as a settings transfer system to bridge your new and old devices.  Named "Data store and enhanced features for headset of portable media device", the application describes a set of headphones that would include an amount of flash memory; that would be used to backup speed-dials, equalizer settings, playlists, network connections and other preferences from your existing PMP or cellphone.

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Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics have announced their latest wireless headset, the Plantronics .Audio 995.  Rather than use a standardized wireless technology such as Bluetooth, Plantronics have plumped for their own 2.4GHz system which requires a USB dongle.

The range is similar to that offered by Bluetooth, at around 40 feet, and the Plantronics system also includes control of volume, play and track skips in iTunes and Windows Media Player from buttons on the headset itself.  The microphone features noise-canceling technology and automatically mutes when raised into the upright position.

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Jabra HALO and SP200 at MobileFocus CTIA

Jabra HALO and SP200 at MobileFocus CTIA

Jabra's HALO Stereo Headset and SP200 Speakerphone only crossed the wire yesterday, but Vincent was on-hand to try them out at MobileFocus during CTIA.  The HALO represents a more grown-up headset, answering users' cries for a more discrete Bluetooth experience: the status LEDs are hidden on the inside of the headband, and the controls are zero-profile touch sensitive.

Video demo after the cut

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