Acura is looking to upgrade the experience for customers by adding a few oft-requested features as standard, starting with their 2010 lineup. Look forward to Bluetooth, XM Radio, and even iPod connectivity to all be included. This is definitely a sign of the times, as just about even mobile phone sold today supports Bluetooth, and that can only result in a bit more safety on the road.
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I’m not certain if the Novero TheFirstOne really is the first Bluetooth headset that the company has put out, but it certainly is a good start if it is.
TheFirstOne features dual-microphone noise cancellation, three-way calling, plus voice dialing with one button press, as well as a talk time of 4.5 hours. You should be able to purchase it now for about $149 with a car charging cradle, a necklace, a desk stand, a wearable clip, and seven interchangeable ear loops.
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I believe that there is an entire generation that uses their mobile phone for text messages only, and it would appear that Cricket is prepared for it with the TXTM8.
The TXTM8, or text-mate, is a messaging phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Don’t ask me where that keyboard is in this picture (we’re guessing slider,) but I’m told that it also comes with a customizable homescreen that allows users access to web content such as news and weather. Other features include a 1.3 Megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, a music player, and microSD slot.
Interested? The Cricket TXTM8 is available now for a price of $140.
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Devotec Industries have recently released the Solar Sound Bluetooth Speakers, a light and portable wireless speakers that can produce “deep, clear sound” while harnessing the precious energy from the sun.
As the name implies, it can connect to your sound-making device via Bluetooth, but a 3.5mm connector is included in case your player isn’t Bluetooth compatible. It takes about 12-24 hours worth of solar sun time for a full charge, or 4 hours via USB. It is good for about 8 hours of continuous play on medium volume.
Other features include a built-in mic for hands free communication, as well as a touch-screen panel for volume, fast forward, and rewind. All of this can be purchased at the Devotec site for $79.99.
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Motorola never ceases to work, as they have introduced two new Bluetooth headsets at once. The first (left on photo) is the H790, with a thin design and dual microphones, and equipped with CrystalTalk technology that will suppress background noise. The H790 also has a voice prompt that lets the user know if he or she is on mute, the remaining battery life, and even how to pair.
The T215 works as a black speakerphone that will slip onto a car’s visor, and also features CrystalTalk technology. It also has 36 hours of talk time, a 2-watt speaker, noise cancellation, plus mute.
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HP is following up its 1001 Netbook with a Mini 5101 that features a 7200 RPM hard drive, either a 10.1-inch WSVGA or LED display, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2 megapixel webcam, and options for SSD drives, batteries and WWAN. A USB-powered external disc drive, external speakers or port replicator are also options. Available in July, it comes with an aluminum and magnesium chassis with mouse buttons below the trackpad. Prices start at $449.00.
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Verizon will be offering a deal that’s hard to refuse with HTC’s new Ozone. The cell phone features a full QWERTY keyboard, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth capability, EV-DO Rev. A Internet, global GPS, micro SD expansion slot, WM 6.1, a 2.0 megapixel cam and a one touch messaging key. Go Verizon Wireless and get a price of only $49.99 with a two year contract after a $70.00 mail-in rebate. Get the Ozone online next week and find it in stores July 13.
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It’s Fujitsu’s turn to release a netbook, following the trend of companies going for smaller PCs. The LOOX M packs an Intel Atom N280 1.6 GHz processor and 945 GSE Express chipset, 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive. The LOOX M, available in red, lavender, white or black, also has a multi-memory card reader, Bluetooth capability and webcam. Look for a price of around $660.00 when it debuts.
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Sony’s VAIO VGP-BMS77 Mouse is both Bluetooth enabled and rechargeable. The charger uses electromagnetic induction technology so no contacts are involved. The lightweight peripheral adjusts between 800, 1200 and 1600 dpi and has an ergonomic shape, five buttons and a scroll wheel. Expect about almost a month of life on a full charge. Look for the VAIO mouse to ship this week for $99.99.
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The Archos 9 PC Tablet has lots of usability as well as a sleek style. It comes packed with an Intel ATOM Z515 processor, an 80 GB hard disk, 1GB of RAM upgradable to 2GB, WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility and runs Windows 7. Users can input via touchscreen, Windows keyboard or tracking mouse. When released in Europe, the miniPC will include an antenna and can receive DVBT TV signals. No pricing has yet to be announced.
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