SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Actiontec Electronics today
introduced a Wireless Bluetooth Headset that enables users to have hands-free
conversations over Bluetooth-enabled cellphones, PCs and PDAs without fussing
with cables. Roughly the size and shape of a thumb, the $69.95 accessory
delivers a clear wireless signal from the cellphone or computing device at a
range of 30 feet, up to 4.5 hours of talk time, and approximately 100 hours of
standby time -- all in a comfortable-to-wear package that weighs less than an
ounce, including the battery.
"Cordless headsets are among the first tangible benefits of Bluetooth
short-range wireless networking technology because of the convenience and
greater safety of not having to fumble with wires while having a hands-free
cellphone conversation in the car," said Dean Chang, Actiontec President and
CEO. "With its strong performance, easy operation, wearing comfort and
affordability, Actiontec's headset enables consumers to take full advantage of
the opportunity to both talk and drive safely."
The Actiontec product hooks over either ear and operates with just two
buttons that can be used to answer, redial, hang up with just one or two
clicks, or adjust the volume quickly and easily. Cellphone users can also
place voice-activated calls over the headset, eliminating the need for manual
dialing, if voice activation technology is supported by the phone manufacturer
and service provider.
The headset can be used for hands-free, wire-free cellphone conversations
while driving or on the run, as well as for making Internet phone calls or
using instant message voice chat functions over a Bluetooth-enabled handheld,
laptop or desktop computer.
Sound-absorbent padding minimizes outside noise for clear voice reception,
and a detachable ear hook permits easy adjustment for the left or right ear.
The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery can be recharged simply by
plugging into a power charger with the power cord included in the package.
Recharging takes just 4 hours the first time and 2 hours there after.
Specifications and Availability
The Actiontec Wireless Bluetooth Headset is available now for $69.95
(MSRP) at certain retail stores and at www.actiontec.com. It ships with an
accessory bag, a lanyard for carrying the headset around the neck, a power
cord for recharging, a user manual on CD, and a quick start guide.
The product is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices set to Class
II ISM (2.4 to 2.48 GHz) with an operating range of 10 meters, including Nokia
cellphones. Support of Audio Gateway Profiles is required for operation with
Bluetooth-enabled handheld, laptop and desktop computers.
Actiontec Electronics, Inc. is a leading supplier of analog and broadband
devices designed to facilitate or leverage Internet access. The company's
complete line of DSL, router, wireless LAN, Internet telephony, and analog
products includes the industry's first call waiting modems, home DSL modems
and wireless home gateways. Actiontec products have been recognized with a
Best of Show award at Retail Xchange, Editors Choice awards from CNET's
computers.com and homePCnetwork.com, and Top 100 Products of the Year from
Computer Shopper. Actiontec products are available through national
distribution, retail outlets, and Actiontec's online store as well as through
private label and Tier 1 OEM relationships. The company is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs,
CO; Reading, United Kingdom; China and Taiwan. For more information, phone
408-752-7700, fax 408-541-9003, or visit http://www.actiontec.com .
Director of Marketing
SOURCE Actiontec Electronics, Inc.