New official Bluetooth Headsets from BMW and MINI

Interesting | October 19th, 2009 by 16
MINI Bluetooth Headset

The driver of a BMW or MINI who wishes to always remain in touch also while traveling now has the choice of new Bluetooth headsets …

The driver of a BMW or MINI who wishes to always remain in touch also while traveling now has the choice of new Bluetooth headsets matched specifically to his car. These universal hands-free mobile phone communication systems are made up of a combined earplug/microphone unit and ensure smooth and reliable communication to the user’s mobile phone through a Bluetooth connection, without requiring any kind of cable or wiring.

This gives the driver of a car not equipped with an integrated telephone or a mobile phone preparation kit installed from the start at the factory the opportunity to drive safely and communicate conveniently at the same time.

The new headsets may be combined with all mobile phones able to interact with Bluetooth and are scheduled to join the wide range of Original BMW Accessories and Original MINI Accessories as of December 2009.

New official Bluetooth Headsets from BMW and MINI

The new Bluetooth headsets from BMW and MINI combine sophisticated, brand-like design with innovative technology. The BMW headset comes in elegant white, the MINI headset is in classic black, both headsets proudly bearing the appropriate brand logo on the rhomboid-shaped ear element fitting quickly and easily also while driving on the driver’s ear and coming off again just as conveniently, naturally with just one hand.

Low weight of just 8 grams, the slender microphone arm and precisely-fitting earplugs in various sizes guarantee superior wearer comfort also during lengthy periods of use. The rechargeable battery integrated in the headsets allows maximum use of up to five hours and a stand-by time of up to 7 days. The headsets come complete with a charge adapter to be connected to the car’s power socket or, alternatively, to the cigar lighter.

New official Bluetooth Headsets from BMW and MINI

Use of the headsets is largely intuitive through a button for the incoming call, end-of-call, and re-dial functions. A second button serves to control the level of volume, with speech and reception volume being adjusted automatically to surrounding conditions as a function of the noise level. A voice selection function allows direct access to the address directory in mobile phones supporting this function. In that case all the driver has to do is speak out the name of the person he wishes to call into the microphone on the headset in order to select the number desired.

Via Bluetooth, the driver may even use the headset at the same time in combination with two mobile phones, switching spontaneously as he wishes from one mobile phone to another, depending on where a call is coming in.

  • Adam

    Sweet!

  • bunker

    BMW headset = douche

    • Doug

      Hopefully it won’t say “BMW” in such big letters or have the badge. Instead, it should have a big spinner

  • X5 SoB

    How cute! Now BMW drivers can look just as dorky as regular Bluetooth wearers…

  • X5 SoB

    I saw a guy the other day talking and arguing with someone on his Bluetooth, then I realized he didn’t have a Bluetooth in his ear…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588340695 Ted Spahr

    If I had a 7er…. I’d rock it, but only with a 7.

  • Lance

    Now what’s the point of this thing when cell phone companies offer this product themselves??? I can get one from Sony Ericsson for my phone. Furthermore, BMW will probably charge you a fortune for this thing – so why bother? Just because it is a BMW product??? It just doesn’t make sense. It’d be a different story if it was connected to the car somehow.

    Also, I find these things terribly uncomfortable! I’d rather turn on the phone loud speakers and hold it with one hand.

    It’s like BMW producing those pointless music CDs. Why woul I listen to music sold by BMW??? just doesn’t make sense.

  • The Lee

    A) WTF, BMW? Seriously? That’s freakin’ lame. With the energy you spent slapping your logos on a preexisting product, you could have used that effort to make something sweet… like BMW-branded contraception. Or perhaps BMW-brand popcorn, for the BMW driver who is simply too damned good to eat that crap they serve at theaters.

    B) Why the hell was there an Infiniti ad underneath this story on the main page??? Seriously? An Infinit ad on a BMW website? Horatiu, I’m looking in your direction on this one…
    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e163/Deviate_3s/infinitiBMWBLOG.jpg

    C) Bluetooth headsets are just ridiculous to begin with. Nobody really uses them anymore, truthfully. I think everyone finally realized that they looked like idiots, plus they get stuck wearing some stupid earpiece all damn day waiting for that one uber-important phone call.

    • bunker

      …Infiniti ad was there because you’ve been looking at Infinities on your computer, and you’ve picked up a cookie – which triggered the ad.

      • bunker

        (busted)

        • The Lee

          Cookies are cleared on my PC daily, and I’ve never had any interest in Nissan products since the old I6 Z cars…

          The only time Infiniti has ever been anywhere on my PC was ~6 months ago, and that was just looking up a single part for a friend on a program that’s dedicated to our one of our wholesalers (ie: not IE).

  • Alan

    wow the design of those bluetooth sets looks rather cheap. I bet it will cost 2x more than the normal bluetooth headset!

  • Mauro Corti

    Price=?

  • Doug

    So basically, the same company that makes these for everybody else is making these with the same components and a different housing, firmware, and packaging.

    How much? My bet: $300. Jabra: $19 at best buy.

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  • Frank

    Looks like a plantronics 925…
    Just with a BMW or MINI logo.

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