BlueAnt Embrace Stereo Headphones
Price: $199.99 MSRP
There are headphones and then there are just headphones. BlueAnt has set out to show how headphones should be done, and as far as I’m concerned, they have really succeeded with the Embrace Stereo headphones. Designed specifically for the iPod, iPhone and iPad, the Embrace Stereo headphones also do a fantastic job when plugged into your Mac or PC.
BlueAnt S4 SpeakerPhone
Price: $99.99 MSRP
Just in case you live somewhere in the US where the law concerning the use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle hasn’t been changed yet, you can expect that the days of holding your cell phone while you’re driving are probably going to be coming to an end soon. Between the push of concerned groups and the studies documenting the incidences of serious injuries and death because the driver was busy on the phone and not really paying attention to what they were doing, mainly driving a car, states and localities are requiring the use of hands-free devices for use when driving a car.
The question that one has to ask themselves is what type of hands-free device am I going to use. An earpiece, something along the lines of Apple’s earbuds, or something a bit more capable than that? BlueAnt may just have the answer to the question.
While I’ve long been a cellphone user, I’ve never taken to using a Bluetooth headset. Each time I see a person with one stuck in an ear, my first reaction is that they have some horrible growth on the side of their head, and why don’t they get it surgically removed. However, the Weeks Division of MyMac Labs recently received an evaluation unit of BlueAnt’s V1 Voice Control headset. I swallowed my fashion concerns, and gave the V1 a try during a four-day business trip.
BlueAnt touts the V1 as the world’s first voice controlled Bluetooth headset. While I take any such “world’s first” claims with more than a pinch of salt, BlueAnt has created a fairly good Bluetooth headset.
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