2008 CES Takes Step Closer To Convergence
“Everyone wants ease of use, less clutter and added value to their products. This is a natural transition for wireless,” he said. “It’s wireless USB, which is already a standard so its easy for consumers to migrate to.”
Many manufacturers at CES will be showing off devices with stronger wireless connections, better battery life and easier-to-use features. Craig Lurey, CTO of Callpod, thinks he has them all beat with the company’s new Dragon Bluetooth headsets and Pheonix mobile conferencing system. Both are designed for greater range (up to 328 feet), better clarity and longer battery life (300 hours standby and eight hours talk time).
“What you’ll see at CES is a lot of manufacturers coming out with the same type of Bluetooth products,” Lurey said. “What we’re saying is ‘Here’s a headset that is far and above everything else out there.’ Everyone will be scrambling to catch up.”