Motorola's New Gadgets at CES 2006
January 6, 2006 3:45 AM
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A Bluetooth headset that detects your jaw vibrations? A ROKR that running Linux? All those and more, read on.
Motorola had quite a few interesting products to showcase at CES 2006 -- and one of the standouts was the new H5MINIBLUE Bluetooth headset. This tiny 33x41mm headset naturally fits into your ear and captures the sound of your voice through the ear canal. A small, non-invasive (we're assured) probe detects the vibration along your jawbone as you speak to record audio without using a cumbersome external mic. Using this setup allows the device to filter out background noise that may occur in your current environment. The device allows you to chat wirelessly up to 30 feet away from your Bluetooth capable mobile phone for up to 1.5 hours (7.5 hours with the included charging base).
Motorola also demonstrated a new version of their (in)famous Oakley/MP3 sunglasses. The O ROKR Oakley/Motorola Bluetooth sunglasses allow you to stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled MP3 player or MP3-capable mobile phone. The O ROKR can operate at up to 30 feet from the transmitting device and offers up 4 hours of playback time (100 hours standby). The original Oakley/Motorola partnerships were not met with much fan fare originaly, perhaps the O ROKR is an opportunity for Motorola to recapture some interest in the hybrid device.
The ROKR E2 is the follow up to the less than successful original iTunes-enabled ROKR mobile phone. The Linux-based ROKR E2 is no longer restricted to just iTunes and supports a number of mussic formats (MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.). The USB 2.0 compliant phone features dedicated music controls, Bluetooth support, a 1.3MP digital camera and support for up to 2GB of removable storage. And of course, since it runs Linux, the cool factor is multiplied by ten.
All of the products mentioned will be available in the first half of 2006, but product pricing was not disclosed.
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cool factor of ROKR E2
1/12/2006 11:47:36 PM
I love when he said the cool factor of the phone is increased by ten. What OS does your phone use?
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