updated 10:05 am EDT, Wed March 28, 2007
Newton today officially unveiled the MoGo Headset. Its extremely thin 5mm (0.2-inch) design takes on the common problem of carrying and charging most Bluetooth earpieces, the firm says. The headset attaches directly to a cellphone for storage and charges from its host, using the power charger for the cellphone to replenish both devices at the same time. Future cellphones should even have built-in space to connect the device, Newton adds. Notebook owners have the third option of plugging the new MoGo directly into an ExpressCard 34 or PC Card slot to power the headset and keep it safe. Battery life is rated at 6 hours of continuous talking in spite of the small profile.
No pricing or launch timeframes were mentioned in the company's announcement, though the Bluetooth 2.0 communicator should be available soon.