Monday, 31 March 2008

Starnex SG-400 Self Guard DVR Pen

Starnex, a South Korean manufacturer of micro portable CCTV systems, are currently developing the SG-400 Self Guard DVR (Digital Video Recorder) Pen. This Bluetooth enabled pen will support recording speeds of 30 frames per second at resolutions of 320x240 or 640x480 pixels.

Other cool features include motion detection activated recordings, audio detection activated recordings and 5 motion detection sensitivity levels with selectable areas for motion detection. An alarm can be sent wirelessly to a remote site when motion gets detected.

The SG-400 Self Guard DVR Pen has been designed for low power consumption and uses a high performance data compression algorithm for extended recording times. Internal storage is supplied with Flash memory and a microSD card.

Bluetooth support provides wireless connectivity with devices such as PCs or PDAs.

No release date has been specified by Starnex but limited samples have been made available this month.

And just incase you were wondering, yes, the SG-400 can also be used as a standard pen.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Bluetrek BIZZ - USB Flash Headset

The Bluetrek BIZZ is the worlds first Bluetooth Headset to also operate as a USB Flash memory device. Marketed as a 3 in 1 device, the BIZZ also supports direct charging via USB.

Supporting microSD cards, you can use this device to move files between your mobile device and computer. The detachable speaker cover exposes the USB connector and allows the memory card to be inserted or removed. Support is provided for MicroSD cards with up to 8GB of storage space.

Bluetooth functions of the BIZZ include voice dialing, pairing in headset or hands free profiles, take/end call, redial, reject call and call waiting. Detachable ear hooks are provided to allow the headset to be worn on either ear.

Devices that are compatible with the Bluetrek BIZZ Bluetooth headset include mobile phones, PDAs and computers that support the Headset and or Hands free profiles.

The talk time is up to 6 hours and the standby time is up to 10 days.

A travel charger, USB cable, lanyard, ear buds, manual and ear hooks are all included in the box.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

InMotion SoundBlade Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

The inMotion SoundBlade is the first Bluetooth stereo speaker system from Altec Lansing. The SoundBlade allows Bluetooth stereo music to be streamed from devices compatible with the A2DP profile, such as MP3 players, mobile phones and computers.

High quality sound is delivered from dual 2.5 inch full range high output drivers, SRS TruBass and full v.2 Bluetooth stereo. GSM/CDMA shielding are provided to prevent speaker buzz. Additionally, a built in echo canceling microphone allows your Bluetooth mobile phone to be used as a speakerphone.

Mobile devices that support the Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) can be used as a remote control for the inMotion SoundBlade. Volume, mute, next track and previous track commands are all supported.

Both battery and AC power sources are supported. 6AA batteries will give the SoundBlade up to 24 hours of continuous playback.

This devices is also very portable at only 1 inch thick and weighing 455 grams - ideal for Bluetooth audio on the go.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Sony DRC-BT15 Stereo Bluetooth Receiver

With the Sony DRC-BT15 portable Bluetooth receiver, you will be able to use almost any pair of headphones as a Bluetooth stereo headset. This device allows music to be streamed wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled music sources such as mobile phones, portable music players, PC's etc and played back through your favorite headphones.

The DRC-BT15 is lightweight and measures less than three inches long. It's a highly portable device that can be clipped to your clothing or an arm band etc.

The user interface consists of a toggle control that allows the user to adjust the volume or play, pause, fast forward, rewind the music that is being streamed. Compatible devices must support the Bluetooth AVRCP or Audio/Video Remote Control Profile.

An embedded microphone is also supported to allow hands free calls when paired to a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

The battery is a rechargeable lithium-ion and can deliver up to six hours of music playback or talk time.

The Sony DRC-BT15 Stereo Bluetooth Receiver is available from March 2008 for around US$130.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Sony SRS-BT100 Bluetooth speaker

The recently released SRS-BT100 Bluetooth speaker from Sony allows you to stream music from an MP3 player, mobile phone or PC. With high powered 30 watt amplifiers and MegaBass technology, this speaker system is claimed to deliver a rich sound quality.

The speaker searches for compatible Bluetooth devices in range and lets you choose the music source you wish to pair with. Audio can be managed from the paired device and the Bluetooth AVRCP profile allows you to remotely control the volume.

A stereo audio input jack is also supplied to allow the playback of music from non Bluetooth devices.

The Sony SRS-BT100 Bluetooth speaker is available from March 2008 for around US$160.

Related posts:
Motorola EQ7 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
Sony Ericsson MBS-100 Bluetooth speaker

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

IOGEAR Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kit

IOGEAR's Bluetooth Hands Free car kit, the GBHFK211W6, provides many convenient features for full hands free operation while you are driving. It wirelessly manages calls with your mobile phone over Bluetooth to allow you to keep both hands on the steering wheel.

This Bluetooth car kit attaches to your sun visor with a supplied clamp and is operated with easy to reach controls. There are four buttons in total, two on each side of the unit. One set of buttons is for taking or ending calls and the other set is for adjusting the volume up or down.

Compatibility is provided for most mobile phones that support the Bluetooth hands-free and headset profiles. The Car Kit is compliant with the Bluetooth version 1.2 specification.

Digital Echo Cancellation and Background Noise Reduction are provided for enhanced sound and voice quality.

The IOGEAR Bluetooth Hands Free car kit provides a talk time of up to 8 hours and a standby time of up to 150 hours. This is provided with built-in rechargeable batteries that can be recharged though a provided USB charging cable or Car Charger.

VoIP functionality is also provided which means that you can make VoIP phone calls with a Bluetooth enabled computer. Supported operating systems are Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Vista.

- Languages: English, Spanish and French
- Frequency Band: 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
- Operating Range: 10m (30 feet)
- Bluetooth: Version 1.2, Bluetooth Class 2
- Battery Type: Rechargeable NiMH
- Computer interface: USB
- Model number: GBHFK211W6

Saturday, 8 March 2008

BlueNext BN608 Bluetooth Car Kit

The BN608 is one of the latest Bluetooth Car Kits from BlueNext. This device has been designed for portability and ease of use.

Installation is simple, just plug the device into the cars cigarette lighter to charge. The next step is to pair the device with your mobile phone. Conforming to Bluetooth standard V2.0, the BN608 supports an operating range of up to 10 meters (class 2).

Two microphones are provided, one mini microphone and another one with an extension cable. The purpose of the microphone with the extension cable is to get the best quality voice signal and for the convenience to talk for people in the back seat.

BlueNext claim that the external microphone produces a loud and clear sound for ease of communication.

The BN608 user interface is simple and consists of three buttons, Volume +, Volume - and a multifunction button (MFB). The MFB is used for paring mode and turning the car kit on and off.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Jays BlueStreamer 2 - Bluetooth stereo music adapter

The Jays BlueStreamer 2 Bluetooth stereo music adapter lets you stream music wirelessly from your mobile phone and listen to it through any headphones with a 3.5mm jack. This device elminates the wired link from your phone to your headphones.

At only 12g, the BlueStreamer 2 is a very light device and can be attached to your shirt or bag with the supplied attachable/detachable holder case. It is available in Black, White or Pink.

The 3.5mm jack allows for a wide range of headphones to be plugged into this Bluetooth music adapter. Jays earphones are also compatible with this device.

The Jays BlueStreamer 2 automatically switches between music and calls. When a call is picked up, the music is turned off and when the call has ended, music is turned back on again. There is no need to worry about missing a call when you have the volume turned up.

Another nice feature is the support for charging through USB. Simply plug the supplied USB cable into a spare USB port on your computer and start charging. The Jays Car Charger can also be used to charge the BlueStreamer while on the road.

Bluetooth Version: v2.0
Bluetooth Class: 2 (10 meters)
Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Operating Speech Time: 6 hours
Operating Music Time: 5 hours
Standby Time: 140 hours
Weight: 12g