Items tagged with Bluetooth

We get the feeling that Newton Peripherals is onto something here. Just weeks after the company issued a few Bluetooth headsets designed to be adhered to a number of smartphones, the company is taking its stick-it-to-the-goods approach one step further. The all new MoGo Mouse is engineered to solve that "lame trackpad" problem so often associated with cramped netbook spaces, but the executive leaves a little to be desired.The MoGo Mouse for Netbooks measures five millimeters thick (0.2"), including the stick-on holster. Put simply, you attach the holster to your netbook lid, and within is a portable mouse that can be used pretty much anywhere. This ensures that you never take your netbook without... Read more...
Here's a survey result that should surprise no one who has fallen in love with a useless but fun USB gadget: the interface is the most popular and most used on both home and business computers.For cell phones, Bluetooth pretty much tops the list.Flash drives topped the list of devices connected to computers via USB, followed by printers and digital still cameras. The survey, conducted by In-Stat, did not delve deep enough, it appears, to determine how many people have the USB toaster or ashtray.For home and business use, 1394/FireWire, Bluetooth, DVI and HDMI rounded out the list of the most popular digital interfaces. But when it came to cell phones, Bluetooth was quite popular — more than half... Read more...
Do you remember when we told you about Newton Peripherals’ new MoGo Talk headset for laptops? When this new ultra-thin integrated Bluetooth headset was introduced, we told you the company was planning other, similar headsets for mobile phones. Now, the company is coming through with that promise and has unveiled the new MoGo Talk for the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Javelin. The MoGo Talk for BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Javelin models will come with a replacement battery door that can store and charge the headset. As you’ll recall, the MoGo Talk headset uses a flexible, thin rubber eartip that conforms to your ear and blocks out noise, rather than using an earbud and/or earloop like you’ll... Read more...
Razer's been on a roll of late, busting out a new mousepad in May, a Blizzcon contest last week and now a new duo of gaming gadgets. The first device is a new portable Bluetooth Laser mouse, which looks to provide portable gamers with the same precision and comfort that desktop gamers have grown used to. The Orochi retains that iconic, ambidextrous design, and it's outfitted with a 4000dpi Razer Precision 3G Laser Sensor and dual mode wired/wireless functionality.There's also 7 programmable buttons, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, and Razer Synapse On-board Memory, which lets users store profile information right within the mouse itself. It also employs a hybrid wired/wireless connection system (in... Read more...
Newton Peripherals introduced what it is calling the world’s first ultra-thin integrated Bluetooth headset for notebooks. The new MoGo Talk headset stores and charges inside a laptop’s express card slot. In doing so, the headset offers consumers the convenience of an always charged headset for Skype, VoIP calls, and mobile telephone calls. “We looked at all the Bluetooth headsets on the market, from boutique manufacturers all the way up to Jawbone and Plantronics, and found that even with their great audio quality and noise suppression, consumers are challenged to charge and store their Bluetooth headsets,” said Stuart Nixdorff, CEO of Newton Peripherals. “All Bluetooth headsets on the market... Read more...
Usually it's GPS doing the monitoring and tracking for the so-called "Big Brother," but lately Bluetooth has been lending a hand as well. The pervasive short-range communications protocol is found on nearly every mobile telephone available today, making it perfect for tracking thousands upon thousands of concert goers.In fact, around 80,000 or so festival attendees over in Belguim are expected to be tracked via Bluetooth, but those responsible for the initiative have assured the world that privacy is of the utmost concern. Reportedly, a team from the University of Ghent in Belgium is setting up 36 Bluetooth scanners across the music site in order to track those in attendance as part of a research... Read more...
Accessory vendor Macally introduced a handful of new accessories for Mac computers including several wireless input devices as well as two eco-conscious laptop stands. The new input devices include both Bluetooth and radio-frequency (RF) devices.The BTKey Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac is a full-size keyboard that uses low-profile scissor keys. It sells for $70. The $50 BTMouse2 Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse features three programmable buttons, a scroll wheel, and an 800-dpi laser sensor. Both of these accessories require two AAA batteries (included) for power.New RF devices include the Optimo Portable 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Mouse and the MGlide Portable 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Mouse.... Read more...
It's the summer, and if you've planning on traveling any--on vacation or otherwise--you'll probably be wishing you had some sort of mouse to carry along with your laptop. In case any of the other ones that have come out recently weren't quite your cup of tea, Belkin has a few newcomers that just might be.The Wireless Comfort Mouse and the Bluetooth Comfort Mouse are both designed for comfort and easy portability, with the former packing a USB dongle for cord-free operating, an all-terrain optical engine to mouse on any surface and a power-save mode puts mouse to sleep after 8 minutes of inactivity. It'll ship this month to the Americas and next month elsewhere for $29.99.The Bluetooth Comfort... Read more...
Phoenix Technologies has just released a free application for Windows XP and Vista systems that uses the proximity of your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to tell your computer when you are away from it and therefore when to lock access to your system. This new app is called Phoenix Freeze, and Phoenix is billing it as security, power-saving, and productivity tool, all rolled into one. When you install Phoenix Freeze onto your system, the installation wizard automatically looks for Bluetooth mobile phones to pair with, using the app-provided PIN number. You can also pair phones to the app at a later time, after installation. There is nothing to install on the phone itself, other than allowing... Read more...
Aliph has just released a new headset, the Jawbone PRIME, which replaces the eleven-month-old Jawbone 2. Realistically, it hasn't changed that much in terms of looks or size or price ($129.99 MSRP), but it has changed inside. For one, the Jawbone PRIME offers Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, which means multipoint and easier pairing. NoiseAssassin has been revved to NoiseAssassin 2.0, which "delivers an order of magnitude improvement in the noisiest environments (6 to 9dB) extracting even more noise while keeping the user's voice natural." Whereas Jawbones have always used that nub (or Voice Activity Sensor, VAS) that had to touch your face for noise reduction to work, Jawbone PRIME adds the Acoustic Voice... Read more...
It’s official: Bluetooth 3.0 is coming. The Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) will officially launch Bluetooth 3.0 on April 21st. Previously called Bluetooth UWB, the new Bluetooth 3.0 standard is expected to deliver faster short-range wireless speeds that are at least 18 times faster than the current 2.0 + EDR version. More specifically, the standard is said to support up to 480 Mb/s. Even over distances between 6 feet and 30 feet, the Bluetooth 3.0 data rate is expected to be at least 53.3 Mb/s, and more likely in the range of about 100 Mb/s. Bluetooth 3.0 also includes improvements that will reduce the chances of disconnections when syncing. With the addition of Generic Alternate MAC/PHY... Read more...
XYZ Computing has published a lengthy review covering four different Bluetooth headsets. With the cheapest one being $130, they're all decent headsets, but the BT800 makes the biggest impression. "With so many Bluetooth headsets on the market it had been a real challenge to pick only 3 or 4, each had to be worth spending a week with to evaluate. I've owned some Motorola headsets in the past, such as the H700 and HS850, and was mildly impressed at most and stopped using them after about 2 weeks. So I decided it was time to leave the mobile phone manufacturer's headsets and place a call in to Jabra and Plantronics. XYZ Computing's Joe Selim takes a look at the BT800 and JX10 from Jabra... Read more...
As expected, the Bluetooth SIG has chosen to piggyback on the Intel-backed WiMedia version of ultrawideband technology. Crafting the necessary specifications will take time, however. Bluetooth SIG members said they now expect the standard to be complete by the first quarter of 2007, with prototypes due by that fall. The first Bluetooth-over-WiMedia products are expected by early 2008, Michael Foley, chairman of the SIG, told reporters in a teleconference Tuesday morning.... Read more...
The world's largest electronics firms have decided to use Bluetooth wireless technology to send high quality video between devices in the home, two industry associations said on Tuesday. The decision is expected to determine how hundreds of millions of televisions, video recorders and personal computers will be connected without wires by the turn of the decade. Until now, the global electronics industry has been struggling to choose a single wireless connection that is fast enough to connect a new generation of digital devices.... Read more...
Finding a good headset to work with your cell phone is key.  Not only do you want to be able to hear in virtually any environment, you want to be heard as well.  Futurelooks has a look at the Bluetake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset which shows a lot of promise.  They go over the product features in detail and tested the BT400 G5 on several phone makes and models.  Weighing in around $50, the Bluetake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset looks promising. "When you see people walking around the grocery store with no wires coming out of their ears, chances are, they are using a Bluetooth headset with their wireless phone. We made DJ Jaspa... Read more...
What's going on friends?  With a migraine lingering in the back of my head, I am going to cut the banter to a minimum so I can get some more drugs into me.  However, we do have quite the tasty selection of juice on tap this morning.  So, go grab a glass and dive in; here is your AM update...  Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Battle: Microsoft vs. Logitech @ HardcoreWare "If you're looking to add Bluetooth connectivity to your system, why not add a nice wireless mouse at the same time? Both of these products from Logitech and Microsoft do just that.Today we're going to find out which of these two mice is most suitable for different applications; desktop, mobile, and gaming."... Read more...
Good evening everyone :)  With the work day over, we all know what time it is.  Yes, news time but it's also the start of the weekend.  So, to kick things off the right way we have prepared another hefty does of juice for your reading enjoyment.  Go grab a glass and help yourself, it's open bar tonight...  Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review @ 3DX "The Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 met our expectations and delivered an experience indicative of our past experiences of Solteks' products. The price to performance ratio of these boards just can not be beat. At the same price point most of the other boards lack SATA Raid, while this may not be used by everyone it is a feature... Read more...
Good morning all.  Sorry if I'm later than usual with your morning news.  The past few days my Cable connection has been very slow and the folks at RoadRunner say everything looks good.  While it may look good on their end, I'm slogging along at Dialup 5x speeds.  Hopefully I can make enough noise to get something fixed, but it looks like they have the upper hand.  It's a real shame it has to be that way.  Anyway, the news is flowing this morning, so let's get down to business. ABIT Launches the RX700 Graphics Card Series Dominate the competition with BulletProof Technology September 21st, 2004:  Known as the company that provides the world's top performing... Read more...
A few more newsworthy items hit the inbox this afternoon, so I figured I'd take a break from laying out pages and taking pictures to serve up another dose of the good stuff...  BlueTake BT009M Bluetooth USB 2.0 Pen Drive Review @ Modtown: "The BlueTake BT009M Bluetooth USB 2.0 Pen Drive is a great all-in-one product, finished in a cool blue plastic shell. It brings together two very useful and two very mobile technologies together, making it ideal for the travelling business or home user and their laptop..."  Primecooler Hypercool II+ reviewed @ Hi-TechReviews.com: "Its design is similar to the Zalman 7000 series heat sink but in my opinion it had been improved upon.... Read more...
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