Bluetooth headsets eliminate clumsy wires, boost productivity and, with more states requiring hands-free devices in vehicles, have become required equipment for businesspeople on the go. Vendors offer a dizzying array of headsets, differentiated by price, battery-life, weight and clarity. Many of today's headsets are multipoint, allowing use for both desktop and mobile phones. Developers also look to separate themselves from their competition through software or hardware design elements designed
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Designed specifically to meet the needs of road warriors, mobile executives and professional drivers, VXi's BlueParrott comes equipped with a flexible ear hook, headband and neckband. The VXi BlueParrott ($119.99 list) also includes AC, DC and USB chargers. The headset's Extended Talk feature provides up to 16 hours of talk and 150 hours of standby time on one charge, and a functional range up to 66 feet, according to VXi. The multipoint-enabled headset lets users switch between two devices and its noise-cancelling capabilities block-out traffic and road noise.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.