Monday, Nov. 18, 2002

Wireless Headset

Inventor: Various

If cell phones are wireless, why aren't the headsets that go with them? More and more of them are, thanks to the new Bluetooth technology developed by a consortium of electronics manufacturers to connect various digital components over short distances. This year brought a slew of Bluetooth earpieces from Jabra, Motorola, Nokia Plantronics and Sony Ericsson. Now you can walk around town with your cell phone tucked away in your pocket or briefcase and a tiny headset tucked into your ear. The biggest drawback (besides looking like a Secret Service agent): the headsets need to be charged regularly, just like your cell phone.

Availability: Now, $99 to $250
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