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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Bluetrek's Crescendo Bluetooth headset is pre-installed with the Microsoft Bing411 call-out application, and can read and send texts and emails using its Dial2Do texting application. Designed for executives, Crescendo eliminates background noise in environments of up to 85 decibels, according to Bluetrek. Pre-installed voice prompts guide users and the headset's voice command function recognizes more than 95% of American accents, the vendor said. The headset (list of $99.99) has a talk time of up to 5 hours and standby time of up to 7 days.
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.