This concept could be the answer to our complaining about cell phone users in cars. Tame syncs your phone, IM, text messaging, Facebook application, etc. to auto-respond when you cannot. You store a message on each face and rotate it for the appropriate response with no button pushing needed. There is also a color coding system (green, yellow, and red) for contact information. With online software, you can customize the messages anywhere there is Internet access with Bluetooth updates. We like the prototype but once again figure the best way to curb cell phone usage while driving is to simply turn it off.
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Samsung has released a Bluetooth 2.0 headset as part of its Slim Series. Making its debut at the CTIA Wireless 2008, the headset allows up to 5 hours talk time with 100 hours of standby. The WEP350 weighs only 7.1 grams, comes in red, black, or silver, and includes a charging cradle, detachable earhook, and travel adapter. Good with Samsung phones or most others that are Bluetooth enabled, it carries a price of $39.99.
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Did you know that Bluetooth technology has now been around for a decade? The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to make sure you are aware, as they have thrown up a page that highlights the history of the wireless technology that we know and love. On the page you can check out the different milestones for Bluetooth, starting back in 1998, grab a few free ringtones, and even enter to win a Samsung YP-P2 widescreen digital media player. Heck, even if you don’t care about all that Bluetooth does for us in the world of gadgetry, free stuff is always cool, right? All you have to do in order to enter is vote for your favorite stereo Bluetooth product. The contest closes in a few days, so make haste and head on over.
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We guess that Levi’s last cellie was a big hit because they are doing it again with a Limited Edition Red Tab. The phone also features an MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth capability, and a 2 megapixel camera with flash. Only 100 will be available through Collette online and for your €550 ($870.00) they will include a “premium” box, a cover for the cell phone, a hands free kit, a metal chain, and up to 13 letters of customization. Maybe if Lee jeans puts one out, they will come up with something affordable for the little people.
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Trying to capture the conference phone market is Spracht’s Aura SoHo. Compatible with most systems, it has multi-line and Skype compatibility, echo and noise cancellation with its Digital Signal Processing tech, and is analog ready. The plug-in bay offers wireless, Bluetooth, and PBX capability with optional adapter. With 3 built-in mics and a 5 watt speaker output, there is auto-room acoustic profiling. Add to that a one-touch conference button, built-in keypad, and redial, and this is one handy phone. The SoHo carries a $249.99 price.
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Microsoft has come up with a Notebook Mouse that does more than a singular function. It will also put on slide presentations up to a distance of 30 feet, and act as a laser pointer and media remote. With 2.4 GHz Bluetooth connectivity, it has 4-way scrolling, instant-view, 5 customizable buttons, and magnification capability. At a size of 3.68 x 2.22-inches, it features an on/off switch to save some energy and a battery status LED. The multi-talented mouse is available for $79.95.
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iLuv has a new 2.1 channel iPod Docking/Charging Station with a built-in woofer. The i399BLK features an FM tuner with 20 preset keys, a digital clock, beat-sensitive mood lighting, remote control and aux. inputs for 3.5mm headphones and alternate devices. The station supports Bluetooth and comes with a detachable BluePin for turning your cellie into a speakerphone. Compatible with most dockable iPods (the exceptions being 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gens,) it comes with a price of $229.00.
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Holux has released the M-241 wireless GPS logger with dual interface (Bluetooth and USB GPS-mouse) and memory capable of recording up to 130,000 positions such as longitude, latitude, altitude, and time. Running on one AA battery, it has a 32 x 8.9mm display for position, speed, available memory, date, and time. You can set it either by distance or time in one of 3 languages. The logger can be yours for ~$80.00 on Amazon.
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Still want a speakerphone but don’t think you can afford a decent one? eCost is featuring the Kyocera K323 for a mere $15.00. There are only 8 left and the sale ends in a little over 41 hours. The Bluetooth gadget has re-dial and volume control buttons, and amber and blue LEDs that will take you about a week to figure out. However, a deal is a deal, no matter how small. Grab one, attach it to your cigarette lighter plug and think of it as making you one step safer on the road.
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One of the honorees at this year’s CES was Spracht’s Aura Mobile BT. The Bluetooth gadget turns your cell phone, computer (VoIP) or cordless home phone into a conference phone. It features a dual speaker system and external microphone. It comes packaged with power adapter, car charger, and VoIP and wireless phone cables so that you can take it along with you wherever you go. The price for the lightweight, diminutive Aura is $129.95.
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