Monday, 26 May 2008

Logitech Pure Fi Mobile Speaker System

The recently announced Logitech Pure Fi Mobile Speaker System will allow you to wirelessly playback audio from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone with high fidelity, stereophonic sound.

Dual 2-inch Max-X high excursion drivers ensure a full, balanced audio. The bass response is delivered via 2-inch pressure drivers. Logitech's Stereo XL technology is also supported and optimises acoustic levels for a full, rich sound.

The Logitech Pure Fi Mobile Speaker System can also be used as a wireless speakerphone thanks to two integrated microphones. One microphone blocks unwanted background noise while the other mic picks up voice.

Bluetooth devices must support the Advanced Audio Distribution profile (A2DP) to be compatible with this speaker system. Compatible devices may include PCs, iPods, MP3 players and of course Mobile phones.

USB connectivity is also supported and allows the user to make calls or listen to music from their PC.

Rechargeable batteries are included and can last for up to 12 hours. They can be charged via a supplied power adapter or USB cable.

This is a Bluetooth class 2 device with an operating range of up to 10 meters (33 feet).

The Logitech Pure Fi Mobile Speaker System is expected to be available in the US and Europe in in June for a suggested retail price of US$149.99.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

Developed with Smartphone and BlackBerry users in mind, the Freedom Keychain GPS 2000 is a compact unit that can add GPS functionality to your mobile phone, PDA or notebook. This Freedom unit connects to your mobile phone via Bluetooth and works with a range of GPS mapping software applications such as Google Maps that run on your phone.

Attaching to a key ring makes a lot of sense for a portable GPS unit because the two items which we almost always have in our pockets are our keys and mobile phone. As long as the batteries are charged and we have coverage, GPS access should always be at our fingertips.

There is a range of mapping applications that will work with the Freedom Keychain GPS 2000 and some are available for less than US$10. Some of the more popular GPS mapping applications include AA, Active Pilot, BlackBerry Maps, CoPilot Live 6, Gate 5, Google Maps, Mapquest, Memory Map, Navigation Mobile, Navman, Nokia/Smart2Go, Route 66, Spot, Telenav and Wayfinder.

Three lights are located on the top of the unit to indicate Bluetooth, GPS and Battery status. A power indicator light is on the side of the unit.

The Freedom Keychain GPS 2000 features a rechargeable 350mAh Lithium Polymer battery with a working time of up to 9 hours. The device is charged via USB and standard and car charger USB cables are provided. The GPS can stay on the key chain while it is being charged.

GPS Specifications
Chipset - MTK
51 channels 'All in view' tracking
Protocol: NMEA 0183/GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC
Baud Rate: 115.200bps
Frequency L1, 1,575.42 Mhz
Tracking Sensitivity: 158 dBm.
Position deviation: 10 meters 90%

Other Keychain GPS 2000 Specifications
Bluetooth: Class 2 (10 meter range), Serial Port Profile (SPP)
Size: 46 x 32 x 14.5mm
Weight: 22gms
Battery: 350mAh Lithium Polymer, operating time up to 9 hours

The Freedom Keychain GPS 2000 is available now for a price of $99.99 or £59.99.