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GEAR4 intros BluEye iPod/mobile phone accessory

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GEAR4 has announced the BluEye, a new iPod accessory that combines a Bluetooth hands-free mobile connection, FM radio and remote control. “Enjoy your tunes, make and take calls, or listen to the radio all via this incredible Bluetooth remote control headphone system,” says GEAR4. “The BluEye provides a seamless connection between your mobile phone and iPod. View phone numbers on your iPod display, the BluEye will pause your tunes, alert you to an incoming calls and then resume your music once your calls is finished.” The BluEye ($95), which appears to be similar to the BluPod shown last month, is available in black or white. It works with “most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones” and is compatible with 4G and 5G iPods, the iPod mini and iPod nano.
[via Gizmodo]

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Comments

1

This is interesting but also looks like a lot of work to manage.  Think I’ll wait to see what the Apple cell phone looks like before I go with this.

Posted by Adam on October 9, 2006 at 10:22 AM (PDT)

2

Interesting item, so I go to the company website: No list of compatible cell phones.  No mention of what profiles it supports…in short, nothing at all to let someone know if it might work with their phone.  Has it been tested with the most popular phones on the market?  Does it work with Verizon’s crippled Bluetooth profiles?

Always a bad sign when a piece of tech doesn’t offer detailed specifications…I’ll skip this one.

Posted by stark23x on October 9, 2006 at 10:33 AM (PDT)

3

If you have the HBH-DS-970, and a 1 gig M2 in your phone, do you really need this? Seems like overkill and something only an early adopter with cash laying around will buy, and then leave laying around.

Posted by Don Trammell on October 9, 2006 at 11:35 AM (PDT)

4

All very nice, but WHY CANT THEY PUT IN A
F&*%*£G AM RADIO!!!!!

Posted by Peachey on October 9, 2006 at 1:44 PM (PDT)

5

lol AM radio….hahaha, you’re funny!

Posted by MattinTX on October 9, 2006 at 9:28 PM (PDT)

6

Does anyone still listen to AM radio? Hardly at all in the UK, unless you’re a sports fan. Even then all the AM stations and more are available on DAB (don’t you have satellite radio in the US? Why would you want AM?). Blueeye works really well. The FM radio gives better reception than Apple’s effort, even if it doesn’t provide RDS. The Bluetooth phone link is great and works very well. OK with the Sony Ericsson and Motorola phones I’ve tried it with.

Posted by drevo_uk in UK on November 14, 2006 at 6:03 AM (PDT)

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