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Newton MoGo Talk - Thin Bluetooth Headsets

To wrap up this mini-series on different approaches in Bluetooth headsets, here's the Newton MoGo Talk, a headset the folds amazingly flat for storage, along the same lines as the Mogo Mouse designs (see previous post).

The trick with this headset design is a flat body, and an earpiece boom that folds down to lay completely flat, to only 5 mm thick.

The MoGo Talk comes in several versions, depending on your devices and how it's designed to be tucked away.

- MoGo Talk for VOIP & Skype ($99) snaps into a small Express Card 34 charging adapter, to store and charge in your notebook's Express Card 34 or Express Card 54 slot.

(There's also a Mogo X54 Charging Cable available for $19 to charge directly from a USB port.)

- MoGo Talk for iPhone ($129) is designed into a protective case for the phone, with a storage and charging cradle for the headset.

- MoGo Talk for BlackBerry Curve / Javelin ($129) is coming in 2010, designed to be integrated into the back of the BlackBerry.

The product includes flat eartips that squeeze open in your ears and then compress flat for the Express Card adapter, plus rounded eartips that provide more audio isolation and a fuller sound profile.

The MoGoTalk has a balanced armature driver, and includes noise blocking technology to remove noise, echo, and wind interference. It has automatic volume control that responds to the level of outside noise -- you can otherwise adjust the volume on your phone. It can be paired with up to 5 Bluetooth devices, and offers up to 4 hours of talk time, or 1 week of standby.

See the summary of Bluetooth headsets in my Holiday Tech Gift Guide 2009 article.

See my Audio Accessories Gallery for details and related products.

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