CES 2006: BlueTooth innovations abound - Inner-ear headset, bluetooth keyboard and wireless iPod companion
By Mike Hanlon
January 4, 2006
January 5, 2006 Motorola has unveiled a ground-breaking product that sets a new standard in miniaturization for Bluetooth headset form and function - the Motorola H5 Miniblue Bluetooth Headset. Miniblue is equipped with an in-ear speaker and microphone that picks up your voice through your ear canal. The design greatly reduces ambient noise and enables crystal-clear communications in noisy environments. Weighing only 0.26 ounces and measuring 33 x 41 mm in diameter, the H5 Miniblue headset is small enough to ensure a comfortable in-ear fit. Motorola also unveiled several other Bluetooth enabled innovations including the Motorola TXTR (a full QWERTY wireless keyboard that to a Bluetooth-enabled phone so you can type messages with convenience and ease) and the Music Duo ( which lets you stream music from your iPod to your Motorola Bluetooth Stereo headphones).
Motorola is showcasing Miniblue as part of its rapidly evolving vision of Seamless Mobility at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show in Central Hall Booth 8545, where visitors can experience innovations that enable enriched wireless communications, home entertainment, and on-the-go productivity.
"Miniblue takes Motorola's Bluetooth leadership to the next level and brings the benefits of this technology to consumers in new ways," said Bruce Hawver, vice president and general manager, Companion Products Group, Motorola, Inc. "Miniblue's breakthrough design embodies our passion for delivering wickedly cool and compelling devices and experiences in wireless communications."
Motorola's smallest Bluetooth headset to date, this petite and discreet powerhouse comes equipped with a portable charging base to re-charge on the fly and provide protection when the headset is not in use. The Miniblue with its portable case makes an elegant and stylish solution for seamless communication.
New Additions Join Miniblue and Expand Line-up
In addition to Miniblue, Motorola is also unveiling a variety of other Bluetooth enabled innovations that expand its industry-leading portfolio of companion products that enable richer, hands-free wireless communications for consumers. New products include:
Motorola Bluetooth Headset H605: For those on the go who prefer behind-the-ear wireless design, the H605 headset is the perfect fit. Fusing lightweight design, astounding comfort and approximately10 hours talk time and 200 hours of standby, the model H605 is optimal for extended wear.
Motorola TXTR (model D7): Who needs to touch a phone to text? The slim, compact Motorola TXTR is a full QWERTY wireless keyboard that connects over-the-air to a compatible Motorola Bluetooth-enabled phone so you can type messages with convenience and ease. Whether in-transit or in an all-day meeting, the large screen enables easy viewing of incoming and outgoing texts, making this quick and efficient device a must have for professionals and frequent texters.
The TXTR supports Bluetooth DUN and SPP profiles. The Headphones S805 supports Bluetooth Headset, Handsfree, A2DP and AVRCP profiles. The iPOD Adapter supports Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, and OPP profiles. Your compatible Bluetooth phone must support these profiles. To determine the compatibility of Motorola phones, visit the customer support page at http://www.hellomoto.com/ . For other phones, contact the manufacturer.
Motorola Bluetooth DJ Headphones S805: Move to your own soundtrack and take calls wirelessly without touching your compatible phone. The S805 headphones offer high-end stereo acoustics and comfortable style.
Motorola Music Duo: At last, iPod can deliver the music without the wires! Music Duo -- a combination of the TEN Technology naviPlay Bluetooth Adapter for iPod and the Motorola HT820 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones -- lets you stream music from your iPod to your Motorola Bluetooth Stereo headphones. Now, you don't have to miss a beat -- or a call! With the Music Duo, you're in control -- and in charge. Listen to your music, pause to take your calls, and resume playing music when you're done!
The naviPlay Adapter requires an Apple iPod equipped with a Dock Connector: third generation iPod, fourth generation Click Wheel iPod, iPod Photo, iPod Mini, Video iPod or iPod Nano models.
In addition to the Bluetooth enabled music solutions above, Motorola is also unveiling a wired speaker solution developed in collaboration with JBL: JBL On Tour Mobile: Optimized to work with your favorite Motorola music-enabled phones, JBL On Tour Mobile portable music box and speakerphone connects with your mobile phone and fills your room with music while you stay connected to your calls.
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola H5 Miniblue Bluetooth Wireless Headset, Bluetooth Headset H605, TXTR, Bluetooth DJ Headphones S805 and Music Duo are expected to be available in the first half of 2006. Specific details will be provided upon consumer availability.