Somehow I keep picturing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise or Nicolas Cage. It may as well work if Pro-Idee, the “RoadRunner” manufacturer, will fashion it well to look good in a bow & tie set… I know what you’re thinking, yes, James Bond will look good on this too.
It may seem “too loud” at this early stage, but give it a few more months and you’d see several variations from this model. The key I believe is to make technology as “invisible” (tech term “user-transparent”) as possible. But this is a good start nonetheless.
I’m no hard-core techie so I couldn’t understand how “non-creepy” this may be. I’ve seen too many movies before where one of the actors had a throat operation and is now using a microphone held kiss-close to his neck while speaking. Every bit… robot voice. But I think they’ve made a goal with this one, I hope it’s at least human voice that’s being heard by the called party.
OK, now for the tech jab (from www.proidee.co.uk):
Fit the RoadRunner around your neck, with the microphone next to your voice box. This way your voice is directly transmitted from the larynx, with noise suppression of up to 10 dB. Ideal too when driving a convertible or a motorcycle.
Supports all Bluetooth functions on your mobile phone – within a range of 10m (32ft). Take incoming calls at the touch of a button. If your mobile phone has voice dial activation, it will function very reliably. The error rate is below 1% compared to ordinary Bluetooth headsets. This means you can relax while phoning and concentrate more on your driving.
No wobbling, no slipping. Microphone head rotates 180°.
The RoadRunner fits snugly around your neck. Ideal too for jogging, skiing, cycling, etc. The communicator kit even fits perfectly under a motorcycle helmet. Also suitable for men with beards.
Up to 9 hours of talk time. The high-quality lithium-polymer cell is charged in just 2 hours. Simply use the supplied power adapter. Standby: approx. 1 week. Operates in an ambient temperature range from -10 °C to +50 °C. LED indicator shows battery status. Frequency band 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz. Weighs only approx. 28g (1oz). 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Pro-Idee extends the guarantee to 3 years.