Cerulean launches the F1+TX stereo Bluetooth headset for iPodNov 1st, 2007 | By Editor | Category: Apple, Audio-Video
iSkin announced the release of its CERULEAN F1+TX stereo Bluetooth® audio accessory for iPod, making iSkin one of the few companies to offer a premium quality Bluetooth 2.0 solution to Apple iPod owners.
Previously sold separately, CERULEAN F1 and TX now combine to form one complete package that lets users listen to and control their iPods without wires. The F1+TX is designed to work with many iPod models including the recently released iPod Classic, nano, touch and iPhone. The new package will deliver enhanced technology, a higher sound quality standard and enhanced comfort, along with ease of use, sleek looks and powerful performance.
The CERULEAN F1+TX also works out of the box with Apple’s new Leopard Operating System (OS X 10.5). By making use of Leopard’s A2DP support, the F1 provides full stereo sound directly from a Macintosh running Leopard or via the included TX transmitter for extended range and performance. When paired directly with the new OS, F1 users can also remotely control iTunes including Play/Pause and Skip Track functionality, and the F1 can be used as a VOiP headset with iChat, Skype and many other VOiP and audio applications that require a microphone/headset combination.
The CERULEAN F1 combines a stereo Bluetooth earphone with a mono mobile headset in a sleek and compact design. The F1 receives and reproduces crisp, clean sounds from a TX equipped iPod or a stereo Bluetooth mobile device. The CERULEAN F1 forms a bond with a TX equipped iPod and can be simultaneously connected to a supported mobile phone—automatically switching to headset mode upon incoming phone calls and resuming music playback when done. The F1 features include controls that allow the user to adjust volume, cycle through tracks and pause playback. The CERULEAN F1 was awarded the iLounge.com “Best of Show” award at its preview during MacWorld Expo 2007.
"The new CERULEAN F1+TX brings together all of the innovative wireless stereo Bluetooth accessory technologies available for the iPod and wraps them up into one great package,” said Kristian Ward of iSkin. “The components offer the very latest technology, while still maintaining their ease of use, comfort and good looks of the previous separately offered models. The F1+TX is a great gift for any iPod or iPhone user who wants to go wireless.”
Pricing & Availability
The CERULEAN F1+TX is available online today at iSkin.com and will retail for $189.99 (about Rs 7,800).