Helium Digital intros HDBT-990 Wristband Communicator | iLounge News


Helium Digital intros HDBT-990 Wristband Communicator


Helium Digital has introduced its new HDBT-990 Wristband Communicator. The 990 is a unique iPhone-compatible cell phone accessory, which uses Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR to let the user receive calls directly from the wristband. Features include audible caller ID, incoming call and out of range vibration alerts, up to four hours of talk time and 160 hours of standby time on a single charge, echo elimination and noise cancellation technologies, and support for A2DP, Headset, and Handsfree Bluetooth profiles. Helium Digital’s HDBT-990 Wristband Communicator will be available in February and is priced at $90 CAD, or roughly $87.

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Posted by DAE on January 4, 2010 at 12:53 PM (CST)


Actually it’s more Dick Tracy than Star Trek.  Still looks kind of, ermm… like you’re wearing a big hunk of plastic on your arm. 

I have one of the Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watches, which sadly don’t work with the iPhone.  That had a certain geek appeal, allowing me to control the phone’s MP3 player, see incoming caller ID and answer calls from the watch.  However it also had the advantage over this one of looking like a watch.  I also don’t want to talk on my watch, because let’s face it if I did that I’d just be an jerk with a speakerphone strapped to my wrist. 

Still some kind of Bluetooth watch like Sony Ericsson’s that worked with the iPhone would be apprecaited.

Posted by Jeffery Simpson on January 4, 2010 at 5:14 PM (CST)


I have a Samsung model SCH-R330 mobile phone Bluetooth version 1.1. I would like to know if your HDBT-990 version Bluetooth 2.1 would be compatible with this phone. I have already bought one headset and it is no good. I like this wristband model however if it won’t work with my phone then it is no good to me. Please advise.
john butler

Posted by john butler on June 18, 2010 at 8:17 PM (CDT)

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