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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The MoGo Talk XD family -- available for BlackBerry and iPhone -- is a collection of thin Bluetooth headsets that stores and charges in the back of the mobile phone. The ID8-Mobile models come with a replacement battery door. Instead of an earbud or ear loop, MoGo Talk ($99.99) uses a flexible, thin rubber eartip that conforms to the ear, to create a seal that blocks out noise while securing the headset in place. Another MoGo Talk model stores and charges inside a laptop. The 9-gram headset delivers up to 4 hours of talk time and more than a week of standby time, and has a range of up to 33 feet.
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.