CES Day 2 - Benjamin "Zeus" Heide - BlueAnt Wireless and D-Link Products

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CES Day 2 - Benjamin "Zeus" Heide
BlueAnt Wireless and D-Link Products
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Blueant Wireless:

Blueant Wireless is a company from Australia that doesn't have much of a presence in the USA . . . yet.  After stopping by their booth and checking out some of their Bluetooth products, they should be a name that you'll consider on your next purchase.  Their premium products have a very attractive price point and are features packed.

Their currently available featured products are the Z9 headset with dual mics, noise isolation and noise suppression technology.  Also the hands-free SuperTooth Light car kit has been a big seller for them.

 Z9
Z9 Headset
SuperTooth 3
SuperTooth 3

 

The SuperToot 3 Hands-Free car kit is set to replace their current SuperTooth light.  The 3rd Revision of this product now includes some handy Text-to-Speech technology where it announces by voice who is calling by name and/or number.  They are also set to launch a new Bluetooth headset that is entire voice controlled.  You issue voice commands for pairing, dialling, hanging up, switching calls and more.  It's an amazing piece of technology that is very affordable.

Bluetooth Speakers
Bluetooth Speakers

 

They just got in the new Bluetooth speakers shown above.  These speakers manage 30W of crystal clear audio and can be connected wirelessly or with a standard mini-stereo jack.  The sound quality was amazing and the volume was impressive as it filled the booth with swinging tunes.  MSRP is expected to be $199 of this A2DP unit.

D-Link:

D-Link was showing a new product that looks like a hardware bit torrent server box.  It was running stand-alone and has a nice web interface to manage downloads.  We hope to be able to take a closer look at this unit in the near future.  The hardware looks like the DNS-323, and may even be able to be added to the DNS-323 through a firmware update.

 Bit Box?
Bit Box?
 Bit Box Software
Bit Box Software

 

D-Link also had interesting stuff such as Wireless Photo Frames that supported RSS feeds.  They won't guarantee that these will even make it out of Europe, but they show all the angles the D-Link is working to fully equip the digital home.

WiFi Frame