February 4, 2008 Callpod Inc’s Dragon Bluetooth headset for mobile phones, PDAs, VOIP products and computers boasts a range of 100 meters or 328 feet – a big step up over the standard 10 meter or 30 feet range common for Bluetooth headsets. The Dragon also silences ambient noise and annoying pops and clicks with its proprietary Dual-Mic Noise Suppression technology, which isolates the user’s voice while removing background noise. In addition, the Dragon can connect with the PC for Skype calls while on a mobile call, allowing users to switch between the PC and mobile phone with a press of a button.
The Dragon silences ambient noise through new Bluetooth technology such as enhanced audio channels called eSCO, which are also used by the iPhone. With its advanced Dual-Microphone Noise Suppression, Callpod claims callers on the other end will hear a crystal clear voice almost anywhere, including airports, noisy restaurants or cars. Operating the Dragon is easily performed with the two-button design for enhanced call control functionality with buttons that are large enough and easily identified to ensure ease of use. The unit is designed to fit ears of all sizes with two reversible earwraps, that can be comfortably worn all day or for short-time use.
The Dragon is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, PDAs and VOIP products and two Dragon headsets can also be connected together for 2-way radio communication over a 250,000 sq ft area or, by using the Callpod Phoenix, up to 5 headsets can be linked for group conferences or push-to-talk communications. The Dragon headset takes about 3 hours to fully charge via USB port and can provide up to 8 hours talk time and nearly 300 hours standby. And to ensure users always have the latest features and functionality the Dragon firmware is upgradable via USB cable connected to a PC.
The Callpod Dragon is currently available for USD$119.99.