First solar-powered Bluetooth headset to feature noise reduction for clear calls
i.Tech Dynamic today introduced the solar-powered SolarVoice 908, a Bluetooth headset that lets users go green while maintaining their productivity and listening to their favorite tunes.
“Our new SolarVoice 908 taps into the power of the sun to charge, making it perfect for consumers who are trying to be environmentally conscious,” said Stephen Ngan, Deputy Managing Director of i.Tech Dynamic Ltd. “SolarVoice stays charged as long as it’s exposed to sunlight, so busy people have two less things to worry about: keeping their Bluetooth headset charged and reducing their carbon footprint.”
First Solar Headset to Feature Noise Reduction for Clear Calls
Sleek and stylish, the eco-friendly SolarVoice 908 is the first solar- powered Bluetooth headset with background noise reduction for clear phone calls. The unit employs an advanced suite of digital signal processing software to reduce background noise and distortion. The noise reduction technology improves the sound quality of a signal by adaptively removing noise or hiding it from the listener through low-latency, low distortion, multi-band signal processing and psycho-acoustic masking.
A2DP Bluetooth Profile for Streaming Multimedia Audio
SolarVoice features Bluetooth’s Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, or A2DP, which lets users stream songs from Bluetooth mobile phones or music devices with A2DP. The headset also lets users hear audio content from videos they’re watching on A2DP-compatible multimedia devices and smartphones, such as the iPhone 3GS and the second generation iPod touch (3.0 software required), or from YouTube and other Web sites (Wi-Fi connection required).
Innovative Ear Buds Eliminate Deafness and Fatigue
SolarVoice’s innovative ear buds are specifically designed to allow air to reach the ear canal, which eliminates the feeling of deafness and fatigue users may experience during extended use of other ear buds. Designed for superior comfort and fit, SolarVoice’s ear buds come in four sizes and hold the headset firmly in place, so an ear hook is not necessary. (For those who prefer to use one, an ear hook comes standard with the headset.)
Many Other User-Friendly Features
A flashing green light indicates when the unit is solar charging, and an elegant headset cradle designed for desktop and in-car use perfectly positions SolarVoice to absorb maximum sunlight.
SolarVoice gives users up to five hours of talk time, infinite standby time while in optimum sunlight and up to 140 hours of standby time without sunlight.
The unit also has an internal lithium-ion battery, so it can be charged via A/C power and a computer USB port (travel adapter and cable included). SolarVoice fully charges in three hours via A/C power or USB connection.
Headset functions include voice dialing (mobile phone dependent), last- number redial, call reject, call transfer (from headset to mobile phone and vice-versa), auto re-link (which re-establishes the Bluetooth connection when the user returns to within range of a device), call waiting and call swap.
Other features and specifications include:
- Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR Class 2
- Headset and hands-free Bluetooth profiles
- Multipoint technology, which lets the headset connect simultaneously to two cell phones
- Charging status indicators
- Volume adjust, call transfer and call reject button
- Range: up to 33 feet
- Dimensions: 54.5 (L) x .17 (W) x 11.3 (T) mm
- Weight: .13.1g
Pricing and Availability
Available now at retail stores, SolarVoice 908 has a suggested retail price of HK$588 (approx. US$74.99).