It seems that Transformer mania has finally pervaded the world of hands-free with the creation of the Orb Bluetooth headset. This nifty little gadget is the result of a collaboration between Hybra Advance Technology Inc. and AbsolutelyNew Inc. and goes from ultra-sleek wireless communication device to high-fashion fingerwear with a simple twist. As far as Bluetooth devices are concerned, this one ranks pretty high on the fashion scale.
The Orb will be available in various sizes and for those who like their Bluetooth headsets on the sparkly side, it will available in a limited edition designer model that features integrated decorative gemstones. The base model Orb is slated for January 2010 availability and will sport a MSRP of $129. The Deluxe edition is due out the following April with a MSRP of $175.
But the Orb isn’t just good looks. This high-tech gizmo incorporates NXT technology and provides high quality bone conduction audio without the discomfort of placing a device inside the ear. All units will offer a Class 2 Bluetooth range of 30-ft. It’s both form and function. Rumor has it that there is also a “deluxe edition” in the works that will feature a Flexible Organic Light Emitting Device (FOLED) screen to display caller ID, calendar reminders, and voice-to-text information for communication without taking the ring off the finger.
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Something’s up today with the whole bunch of mobile phones hitting the market. Another model that is trying to get the eye and to impress is the new Nokia 6760 Slide smartphone which has just been release to the old continent. Known as Nokia Surge in the US, the European version (actually the UK version) of the handset features a 2.4 inch QVGA display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a microSD card that allows up to 8GB of storage.
Available in black, red or white, by the end of summer for 200 Euro (some $280 today), Nokia 6760 is a great multi-tasker that allows you to tweet, email, IM, share online, browse the web, listen to music, all at once.
One of the most interesting aspect of the new Nokia 6760 Slide, is that the sliding QWERTY keypad has been specially designed to be messaging-optimised and to make typing easy — a pretty neat feature if you’re consider the you get easy access to your favourite social networking site (Facebook, MySpace or Twitter) as well as email accounts that support Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Hotmail and thousands of other email providers.
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