Consumer electronics manufacturers unveiled a slew of new products at Pepcom's recent technology showcase in New York City.
Blue Ant Wireless
BlueAnt Wireless last week announced two new hands-free calling products, the Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree and The Z9i, in a launch timed to coincide with hands-free driving legislation in California and Washington going into effect July 1. The Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree, a sophisticated portable speakerphone device with “text-to-speech technology,” provides users with a truly handsfree experience. When a call is received, the Supertooth 3 announces the caller’s name or ID which the user can then verbally accept or reject. “California Highway Patrol statistics show that cell phone use is the top cause of accidents triggered by distracted drivers,” said BlueAnt
The growing state bans on cellphone use while driving might be a pain for some motorists, but it is sure to be a boon for many retailers selling Bluetooth accessories. Industry executives say that as states mandate hands-free cell use, more drivers will be seeking alternatives, such as Bluetooth-enabled accessories. Consumer awareness has been heightened in trend-setting states like New York, which bars hand-held phone use while driving, and California, whose law takes effect July 1. To help convince those and other drivers that Bluetooth is the way to go, manufacturers continue to simplify the operation and setup of the devices.
BlueAnt Wireless is an Australian-based manufacturer specializing in Bluetooth enabled products and state-of-the-art wireless accessories. Established in 2003, BlueAnt evolved quickly to become Australia’s leading brand of Bluetooth-based products and has now expanded into North America and Canada. As BlueAnt embarks on these new markets, we will continue to focus on our core strengths: delivering an innovative product range, a consistent brand focus and unparalleled warranty and product support to both our channel partners and end users. Despite the exponential growth of Bluetooth technology in the U.S, it remains an emerging science. As such, wireless distributors and resellers are looking to partner with