updated 10:30 am EST, Thu January 4, 2007
Iqua mono/stereo headset
Another product to be launched at CES next week is the Iqua Chameleon, a Bluetooth headset that serves in both mono and stereo modes. The base unit fits onto a single ear for standard phone use, but by plugging it into a provided adapter, it suddenly becomes a receiver for proprietary stereo earpieces. A second adapter lets you use the headset with generic earpieces. Other features of the Chameleon are a DSP chip, noise-cancellation, and a Fractus Bluetooth antenna. Phone controls on the unit include dial, redial, answer/end/reject, and a switch between phone and hands-free modes. The headset will cost $99.