updated 12:40 pm EDT, Mon October 2, 2006
Mobile BT Speakerphone
A speakerphone as a secondary feature of a Bluetooth headset is becoming less of a rarity. To make the speakerphone the primary feature, however, is still uncommon. The just announced Aura Mobile BT by Spracht is designed solely to add this feature to virtually any phone device that lacks a strong-enough speaker of its own. Pairing the Aura Mobile BT to a cellphone, Mac, or PC via Bluetooth instantly adds a full-duplex speakerphone compatible with VoIP programs such as Skype and Yahoo! Messenger. Spracht has also added audio input and output jacks so that computers or phones without Bluetooth transmitters can still make two-way speakerphone calls. The Aura Mobile BT starts shipping today for $150.