Motorola, Inc. has unveiled its second generation Bluetooth™ Wireless Headset at the Bluetooth Developers Conference 2002. The enhanced Bluetooth Wireless Headset retains the ease of use and stylish look of the original Bluetooth Wireless Headset by Motorola while making improvements in performance and interoperability.
The new Bluetooth Wireless Headset by Motorola offers longer talk and standby time and seamless communication with an increased number of compatible devices. The headset now stores pairing information for and can securely interact wirelessly with up to eight different Bluetooth-enabled devices from a variety of manufacturers, including handsets, PDAs and computers within a 10-meter range. After unfolding the microphone boom and placing the headset over the ear, the headset automatically links to the user’s compatible Bluetooth product without the user ever touching the device. The headset is smaller than 5 cm in diameter, weighs less than 28 grams and now features an increased talk time of up to 4 hours with up to 70 hours of standby time.
“Motorola continues to answer consumers’ wireless technology needs with products that incorporate the latest technology and innovative styling at the right price,” said Steve Deutscher, director of product marketing for entertainment and connectivity solutions for Motorola’s Personal Communications Sector. “The new second generation Motorola Bluetooth Wireless Headset by Motorola provides consumers with hands-free capabilities and makes mobile communication easier than ever.”
Motorola will also showcase its Bluetooth Car Kit, a winner of a 2002 CES Innovations Award, which combines high-quality audio performance and voice recognition with Bluetooth wireless technology. At the start of the engine, the installed Car Kit automatically connects securely to the user’s Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone regardless of the phone’s location in the car, and allows the user to operate features such as mute, voice recognition with 100 voice tags, and volume adjustment directly from the in-dash control panel. Additionally, the Car Kit provides echo reduction and noise suppression features to provide users the benefit of robust audio quality.
The Bluetooth Headset by Motorola is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2003 at an MSRP of $149.99 on Motorola’s Web site at www.motorola.com/shop/btheadset.