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LG Viewty is Two Gadgets in One

Viewty

Viewty is a device that can’t decide whether it is a phone or a 5 megapixel cam. At a length of 10cm and only 1.4 cm thickness, the LG U900 has a 3-inch screen, and such fun features as a digital zoom, Xenon flash, autofocus light, lens with manual focus dial, and a handy touchscreen.  There are more camera controls, such as selection keys, playback, and image stabilization. The phone offers Bluetooth connectivity, an MP3 player and FM tuner, and voice recorder with a battery life of up to 11 days on standby and 3 hours of chat time. You really have to love your Viewty as it comes with an $899.00 price.

 

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Bleeding Edge TV 252: Etymotic Research and EDGE Technology Earbuds and Bluetooth Headset

Etymotic is out with some new earphones this time around at .  Developed specifically for gamers, the EDGE (an acronym for Enhanced Definition Gaming Earphones) Acoustics line of earphones has been created to give gamers an edge (har har) by using spatial cues to make them more aware of what’s going on around them within a game.  The earphones have a microphone and send switch, so they eliminate the need for separate microphones on the desk and are also compatible with most standard VOIP hardware.

’s HF2 earphones are based on their ER4 model, but feature a microphone with a mic and a send switch plus a 4 barrel plug making it fully compatible with the iPhone.  Retailing at $179, these earphones look to be a great value and will be available soon.

Last on the list from Etymotic is a headset with a detachable boom.  Because the boom extends almost all the way to the wearer’s mouth, it broadcasts 28 to 30 decibels - still within the safe range of volume but a lot easier to hear for the person on the other end of the line.  The headset will be available soon for an MSRP of $129.


CES 2008 Video: Logitech Harmony ONE Remote, diNovo Bluetooth keyboard

At , showed us some cool gadgets to enhance your home entertainment system. First was the diNovo Mini Palm-Size Keyboard, a little larger than an eyeglass case, which controls either your media-center PC or a computer hooked-up to a TV, depending on your setup. For example, you can use the diNovo to scan through the photos on your laptop—and display them on your TV. Plus, it’s Bluetooth-enabled ...in case you’d like to type and send a text to your bud’s phone without reaching for your cell.

We also loved Logitech’s newest Harmony One remote control with touch screen. Just hook it up to your computer via USB, and the accompanying software helps you program all your devices (and more) to the remote. This one will be available at the end of January for $250 USD.


CES 2008 Video: Motorola S9 A2DP Bluetooth headphones

With music phones on the rise has smartly continued development of their wireless headphone line. Their 2nd generation headphones feature longer battery life, better sound, and handsfree headset capabilities letting you stop the rock to talk at the mere press of a button. Available now to go with the A2DP cellphone of your choice.


Gallery: Unboxing the Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset

Holding iPhone Bluetooth Headset

We know the Bluetooth Headset has been around for a few months now, but we figured, better late than never, right? In the iPhone Bluetooth Headset Unboxing gallery, we show off the headset itself, the dual dock, the iPhone’s dual charge status screen, and we even do a size comparison between the Apple Bluetooth Headset and the Aliph Jawbone. We’ve got 20 pictures in all, so head on over to the gallery to check them out.

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Gallery: Gallery: Unboxing the Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset


PlayStation Store Gets an Update Including Super Puzzle Fighter II

PlayStation Store
The has some new content, possibly due to the flood of owners hitting the service looking for their download. Among the other new items are Turbo HD Remix for $9.99 (comparable with the download of the same game made available last week) and online add-on for $9.99 or the whole game and add-on for $29.99.

Sony is also putting up some new demos for NASCAR 08, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008 and All-Pro Football 2K8 plus additional videos and trailers. Warhawk is available from the PlayStation Store for $39.99 or as a retail box which includes a bluetooth headset for $59.99.

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Unboxing Live 024: The Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset

This episode was sponsored by Geek Squad’s Idea Festival. Submit your ideas for using technology to save the planet at ideafest.geeksquad.com.

We open up the Headset in this episode of Unboxing Live. We show off the size, the two accessories included with the headset, and compare it to the Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset in terms of size as well. Check it all out by hitting up the video.

Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!


Warhawk’s PlayStation Network Price: $40

Warhawk screenshot PlayStation 3

It was just a few days ago that Electronic Gaming Monthly reviewers found themselves in the predicament of not knowing exactly how to score Warhawk, due to the fact that we didn’t know how much the game would cost. Sure, there is the $60 retail version which comes with a Bluetooth headset, but Sony has long touted Warhawk as a premiere downloadable game from the PlayStation Store. Well, we now know the price of the digital version of the game will run you $40, which is, to my knowledge, more expensive than any downloadable game on Xbox 360, Wii or PlayStation 3 to date.

With this knowledge now in hand, which version of the game are you planning to pick up?


Bleeding Edge TV 161: Bluetooth SIG Gives Us Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Demo

Bluetooth SIG just announced the new spec for Bluetooth, that being Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. We had Mike Foley head on over to Gear Live headquarters to give us a first look at what is improved in the new spec, and to show off the ultra-cool near field communication technology that is now a part of Bluetooth. If that isn’t cool enough, we can also expect up to 5x better battery life out of our Bluetooth devices as well, as it pertains to Bluetooth battery drain. Check the video for all the details.


CES 2007 Video: Parrot MK6000 Wireless Car Kit

For the complete hands-free set, Parrot aims to please with their MK6000 Bluetooth Car Kit. Once installed in your vehicle, you can answer cellphone calls at the touch of a button without requiring a physical headset. Even better, you can stream CD-quality music from the phone to the car stereo.


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