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First Look: Oakley O ROKR Pro Bluetooth Eyewear

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Company: Oakley

Website: www.Oakley.com

Models: O ROKR Pro

Price: $249

Compatible: iPhone, iPods with Bluetooth Add-Ons*

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A little more than one year ago, Oakley released O ROKR, a pair of stereo Bluetooth 1.2 headphones attached to a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Coupled with a Motorola Bluetooth-ready phone or an iPod equipped with a separately-sold Bluetooth transmitter, O ROKR let you wirelessly hear music or take phone calls. Now there's the Bluetooth 2.0-equipped O ROKR Pro ($249), which uses similar styling to the company's lighter, thinner plastic Thump Pro sunglasses, and comes with not only a wall charger and carrying bag, but also international charging adapters, rubber nose bridge caps, and the ability to swap out the lenses at will. Six top-mounted buttons still let you accept and end calls, change music tracks and adjust volume levels, and again, O ROKR Pro supports the Bluetooth stereo audio profile for music broadcasting. Since iPhone doesn't, you can use it only for your monaural phone calls, unless you add another company's Bluetooth dongle at your own expense. The thick plastic frames continue to be better-suited to some faces than others, but they're now sweat-resistant, and coupled with sweat-resistant lenses, as well. Oakley has made the earbuds more flexible, like Thump Pro's, for better positioning in your ears, and rates the battery at 5 hours of continuous play time.

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