We already knew Tokyoflash were segueing into Bluetooth peripherals - in fact they asked our opinion on what exactly they should make - and the first spoils of that endeavour have gone up for sale. The massively-named Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C Wireless Bluetooth Receiver is a bulbous Bluetooth pendant that works as both a hands-free kit for your cellphone and an A2DP streamer for listening to music.
CeBIT 2010 isn't all about netbooks and tablets; there are peripherals there too. SteelSeries have outed their latest gaming combo, the SteelSeries 6Gv2 gaming keyboard and the SteelSeries 7H headset. The former can recognize "as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard" for those particularly hectic late-night gaming sessions, while the latter gets closed ear-cups each with a 50mm driver.
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.
Sometimes it's simple ideas that are the best, and Sony Ericsson's SensMe system is a good example. Used for the first time in the Sony Ericsson MH907 headphones, SensMe remotely-controls music playback and voice calls via sensors in the earbuds themselves. Gimmick or must-have accessory? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.
Sony Japan have outed their latest set of headphones, and while the MDR-770LP may not have anything fancy like Bluetooth connectivity they're nonetheless pretty handsome. Based around a pair of moveable neodymium magnet drivers, the headphones are finished in with a faux-leather effect.
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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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.
It’s been a while since we played with Jabra’s HALO Bluetooth stereo headset – all the way back at CTIA in April, in fact – but it’s only now that the HALO is ready to hit North American shelves. Jabra tell us that the 3oz, foldable headset should be in US Best Buy stores this week, with an MRSP of $129.
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You know who likes money? Razer likes money, and the gaming peripheral maker has decided that the best way to make it is to milk enthusiastic StarCraft II gamers with a range of new hardware and this "distinctive" messenger bag. As well as the bag, the company promises a tournament-grade keyboard, mouse and headset "specially designed" for Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II.
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.
While we deemed the HTC Touch Pro2's hardware keyboard perhaps the best to be had on a Windows Mobile smartphone right now, we saved the usual ire for the handset's lack of a 3.5mm headphones socket. That's all changed, however, for the Canadian Telus version; going by MobileSyrup's video, HTC have shuffled over the ExtUSB port and squeezed in a 3.5mm jack.
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