updated 11:10 am EST, Tue March 14, 2006
Wi-Gear unveils iMuffs
Wi-Gear today unveiled its iMuffs MB210 Wireless Headphones for iPod, offering support for the iPod nano and fifth-generation iPod with video. The iMuffs include Clear Voice Capture echo and noise canceling software for voice communications by separating out the voice signals of interest using proprietary signal extraction techniques. The headphones employ CSR's BlueCore3-Multimedia (BlueCore3-MM) silicon for enhanced Bluetooth connectivity and support for native music compression CODECS. BlueCore3-MM supports the advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) and audio-visual remote control profile (AVRCP) which allow the wearer to control playback of their music via the ergonomic headset controls. The iMuffs ship with a compact Bluetooth dock adapter that allows users to stream music to the iMuffs from a range of 10 meters, and the earphones can simultaneously connect to both a mobile handset and an iPod via the adapter. The headset will automatically pause music playback to alert the user to an incoming call, who can then decide to accept or reject the call with a touch of a button on the headset. Once the call is finished, music playback automatically resumes.