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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With the BlueAnt Q2, users can tune-in to phone calls and music, using the same Bluetooth headset. The Q2 includes BlueAnt's Wind Armour text-to-speech technology and seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Bing 411 for instant access to news, weather, sports and other information. Users can tap the headset's menu of voice commands, such as "answer," "ignore" and "caller name announce," which reads the name of incoming calls based on a database of up to 2,000 contacts. BlueAnt Q2 (suggested retail of $129) includes multipoint technology that supports two phones.
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.