Bluetooth

Spar Zephyr Bluetooth speaker jams out to music, charges your phone

We have an awesome new accessory for Android devices to tell you about today. A company called Spar has just announced three new Bluetooth speakers in a new line called Zephyr. They'll be offering the Zephyr 550 (biggest of the bunch) with 30 hours of playback, the Zephyr 500 with 18 hours of playback, and the 300 offering 12 hours and all of this from a single charge. What makes these special you ask? The Zephyr will also charge your device via USB port when needed or while you're on the go.

Android-powered MOD Live makes you a ski slope Terminator

Little GPS gadgets have been a long-time fan for hikers, runners, and skiers, but it looks like Recon Instruments' new MOD Live takes things to a higher elevation. The newest model of wearable computer pairs with your Android phone over Bluetooth to give you a live map of the area, share your run online, and access music and texts without reaching into your coat. The information is sent to a tiny screen that lives on the inside of your goggles.

Griffin’s Beacon Universal Remote Control turns any Android device into a remote

Ever since the faithful old infrared port started disheartening from Palm Pilots, I've been wondering how one might replicate the functionality of the universal remote control programs that graced PalmOS. Today Android owners can get a simulacrum of that experience with the Griffin's Beacon Universal Remote Control system, which will connect with Dijit Media's remote app to control any home theater device with an IR remote. The $69.99 system is shipping from Griffin and major retailers now.

Samsung HM7000 Bluetooth Headset available today, pairs with Android App

Samsung is at it again with another awesome and tiny bluetooth headset today. They've just announced nationwide availability of one of their newest and best headsets, the HM7000. With options to pair with their Android app, great battery life, and a sleek and fancy design this should make plenty of users happy. Plus, people living in cities like me that don't allow use of cellphones while driving with no exceptions, this will really come in handy.

Android-based i’m Watch is our new favorite buzzword machine

Ever since Dick Tracy started talking into his wrist, sci-fi aficionados have craved the watch-phone hybrid. And every few years, some company comes along to make on without really considering whether or not it's a good idea. The latest is the i'm Watch [sic], and if buzzwords could be translated into direct sales, not even Apple would be able to stand against it.

Plantronics announces their smallest mobile headset yet, the Marque M155

Today Plantronics has announced their newest Bluetooth mobile headset, the Marque M155. This is their smallest and lightest headset yet and plans to be your on-the-go best friend for mobile. Being one of the smartest headsets around it will allow users to talk and listen while continuing to tap, text, and swipe away on their Android-powered smartphones. You can find more details and some photos after the break.

Samsung GT-I9250 Nexus Prime sees Bluetooth certification

We've got a massive amount of news and rumors surrounding the upcoming Google hero phone made by Samsung, the following bit of content falling in the first category. What we've got here is a Bluetooth certification for device GT-I9250, one thus far tied only to the name Nexus Prime. Samsung has quite the firestorm started here around what we're expecting will be the hero device for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, each news bit adding to what must soon be a legendary device indeed.

Jawbone JAMBOX 2.1 Software Update now available

Today Jawbone has released an update to the popular Bluetooth speaker system called the JAMBOX. Reviewed extensively over at our sister site SlashGear the JAMBOX brings great audio fidelity to your mobile devices, including Android. Connecting via Bluetooth this makes your Android enabled smartphone a full out audio experience and they've now updated the JAMBOX to version 2.1 bringing a few changes and sound improvements.

Sony In-Dash Car Stereo syncs to Pandora, Comes with Android Support

After years of waiting it appears Sony will finally be launching a full line of in-dash car audio receivers that will sync with all of our favorite Android devices. Sony and Pandora Radio have partnered up to bring car stereos with Pandora Internet Radio support to Android, iOS, and even those Blackberry phones. While playing music from our favorite devices might be nothing new to in-car stereo's doing it all wireless and with Pandora is -- sort of.