BlueAnt T1 Headset Is Super Rugged, Super Smart

Bluetooth headset usage has been declining for some time now, and for good reason. They often don't work well, and they always make the user look goofy. But a few companies have managed to stay afloat as the others have died off, with Jabra and BlueAnt being at the top of the heap.

The latter company has just introduced a new Bluetooth headset today, and unlike most of the others, this one actually has something to differentiate it. The T1 is actually "rugged," boasting "groundbreaking durability and wind noise reduction" that isn't found on most "normal' headsets. It's the first headset the company has shipped with Wind Armour Technology, which is described as the following: this solution combines patent-pending design features with BlueAnt’s proprietary noise cancellation software to deliver clear audio in wind speeds up to 22 mph—the best wind noise reduction of any Bluetooth headset on the market.

As for durability, the T1 features removable and interchangeable patent-pending, soft-touch silicon covers that protect and cushion the headset from minor bumps and accidental impact. The smarts continue on as well, as the T1 is also the first and only Bluetooth headset to offer caller name announce, so you will always know who is calling because the T1 will read out the name of the incoming caller. Responding to the call is as easy as saying the words “Answer” or “Ignore,” leaving the user hands free to focus on their task at hand. The Text To Speech engine will store up to 2,000 phone book entries per paired device for caller name announce. The T1 also offers A2DP for streaming audio of podcasts and turn-by-turn directions from GPS applications on your mobile phone.

No price has been listed, but given just how robust this is, we doubt it will be cheap.

T1 Feature Summary:

  • Superior wind noise performance: clear calls in winds up to 22 mph
  • Durable exterior and soft touch silicon covers protect the headset from accidental impact, dust and moisture
  • Use your voice to make calls with quick access to phone voice dialing
  • Answer calls with your voice just by saying “Answer” or “Ignore”
  • Stores up to 2,000 phone book entries for each paired device and uses text to speech technology to read out the name of the incoming caller
  • Multipoint: connect to two phones at the same time and answer whichever one rings
  • True multipoint: both phones remain connected even during a call, so you can switch between multiple simultaneous calls on both phones without disconnecting from the T1
  • Simply Connect technology and embedded audio guides talk you through setup and pairing
  • A2DP streaming for playback of music, podcasts and turn-by-turn direction information from a phone GPS application
  • Free firmware upgrades available online
  • Hardware on/off switch

Via:  Business Wire
Inspector 4 years ago

Kool, ilike the hands free answering and hangup option there. Then there is listening to music from it to gps directions which is an extra. I'll be waiting fro the price and if it low I will get it, also how long does the power last if it ls constenly on?

bbdl 4 years ago

These look very nice. I had a Blue-tooth headset for a while I guess two years ago. Unluckily I lost it though. Either way it was not all that great. I am not saying it was horrible the sound was just kind of kind of crispy I guess you would call it, with a bit of crackling noise to it. I might have to try it out with a new device they seem to have come a good way in usefulness.

RyuGTX 4 years ago

I have no clue how expensive this is going to be. For it to offer Multipoint and True Multipoint, they must be targeting rich consumers. I mean, how many people have 2 phones that they need to stay connected to simultaneously?

MokaFuj 4 years ago

I think its more than just phones that you can pair your computer or other devices.

inspector 4 years ago

Actually alot :). i have seen many people with multi phones :) my 2 cousins have 2 and one is only 18, but then again i don't get a point in getting 2 phones when your 18 as he won't need to separate his numbers unlike my other cousin that needs one fore work and the other for personal use :)

animatortom 4 years ago

Know Dats what Im Talking about!!

This thing looks just like something from Stargate! :)

This thing looks cool! the features on it seem like they were really thought through as well. It actually seems like they listened to the focus groups and gave the people what they want. Then again I have not seen the price yet?

For me the wind issue has always been an issue, since I have a convertible. The Jawbones were good at this noise dampening technology. yet beyond being way overpriced they were not very durable. Or at least it could take a German Shepard's foot :P Ok maybe not their fault but still expensive.

If you have Bluetooth built into the car and want something like this that you can also listen to music on? I am still a proponent of the SENNHEISER PXC310BT. if you are looking for a universal solution, these are Bluetooth wireless headphones that can be used for gaming, phoning, music and movies:) One pair of these will cut down your green footprint from owning five different devices for every occasion, and probably save some green as well.

If these things were around $50, I would probably rush out and replace my Motorola H500!

MokaFuj 4 years ago

Other sites have said that the price will be pretty affordable....between $70-$80. If it does everything the reviews state, then I think that's a fantastic price.

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