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Tekkeon Unveils Bluetooth Gateway to Enable Mobile Phone Calls Using iPod/MP3 Headphones

Tekkeon Unveils Bluetooth Gateway to Enable Mobile Phone Calls Using iPod/MP3 Headphones

SAN FRANCISCO, MacWorld, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tekkeon today at MacWorld unveils myTalker, the first Bluetooth gateway that lets users use their own music headphones to make and receive mobile phone calls while listening to an iPod or MP3 player.

myTalker connects between an iPod or MP3 player and the music headphones, and pairs with any Bluetooth mobile phone, just like a Bluetooth headset. Calls are heard directly through the music headphones and the user speaks through a microphone built into myTalker, which clips to a shirt or collar.

Buttons on myTalker enable users to increase, decrease, or mute the call volume, or use advanced calling features like last number redial, voice dialing, conference, and call waiting. Headset status and low-battery notification are provided through visual and audible indicators.

"myTalker provides a seamless path to simplify the convergence of two key mobile products," says Jerry Yang, president of Tekkeon. "With myTalker, digital music lovers get the convenience of a Bluetooth headset, without giving up their own music headphones."

A rechargeable lithium polymer battery built into myTalker provides up to five hours of talk time and 120 hours of standby time. myTalker can be charged via a USB port or USB power adapter using the included USB charging cable.

myTalker weighs just 1.2 oz (33g), and is small in size (1.1"w x 1.9" l x 0.5" d). myTalker is compatible with all iPods and any MP3 player equipped with a standard audio jack, and pairs with any Bluetooth v1.1 or v1.2 mobile phone. This new device supports both headset and handsfree profile of Bluetooth v1.2 with a range of up to 30 feet (10 meters).

The MSRP for myTalker (ET7000) is $74.95, which includes a one-year limited warranty. The package includes myTalker, a USB charging cable, and a user guide. myTalker will be available in February 2006 at Tekkeon retailers and from the Tekkeon store at http://www.tekkeon.com/.

Features * One-touch access to standard and advanced calling features (which require support by connected mobile phone): -- Call answer/end -- Call reject -- Call hold -- Call waiting answer -- Conference -- Last number redial -- Transfer call to/from myTalker * Voice dialing support * Easy access to volume control and microphone mute function * Visual and audible indicators for headset and battery status * USB cable for charging directly from computer, or using USB power adapter About Tekkeon, Inc.

Tekkeon's innovative products put technology to work to simplify everyday life. By skillfully combining the latest technology with bold designs, the company creates inventive products that are both simple to use and useful -- enabling its customers to take full advantage of today's high tech world. Tekkeon's portfolio of products include iPod accessories, Bluetooth headsets, and mobile power products.

Tekkeon, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Tustin, California, and ISO-certified factories in China and Taiwan. Tekkeon products are available through retail and major on-line stores.

myTalker is a trademark of Tekkeon, Inc. Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Tekkeon

CONTACT: Rene' Williams, +1-949-360-7770, [email protected], for Tekkeon

Web site: http://www.tekkeon.com/

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