Scosche Industries, a big name in consumer tech since 1980, has unveiled their product lineup for 2011 and there’s a few gems that seem quite exciting from new fitness headphones and hear rate monitors to portable bluetooth mics, and even a keychain syncing cable! Check out a few highlights below.
Scosche is taking the fitness world on with their latest release of their sweat and water resistant sport headphones. These headphones are available as either over the ear, wrap around, or in ear headphones. All three models feature their tapLINE III control surface and mic which lets you manage your calls, volume, and iPod without interrupting the workout. No information was provided as to release date or pricing.
Scosche is also releasing a hear rate monitor and app that straps to the users forearm and provides constant updates during your workout. This is nice for those of us who find the standard chest strap heart rate monitors uncomfortable and/or unwieldy. The myTREK has 2 LEDs and an optical sensor that measures variances in blood density. It then communicates the data to your iPhone or iPod via Bluetooth to send and store real-time workout data. The app is specifically designed to work with the myTREK and even has audio prompts to give users feedback when they need to stay in their target heart rate zone. The arm strap also lets you control your iPod music as well.
Leaving the athletic scene and entering the office, Scosche also has announced a bluetooth microphone for the iPhone and Flip UltraHD 2 video camera as a wireless, high quality audio solution. The FreedomMIC for the iPhone uses a high performance condenser mic with DSP noise cancellation, has a range of 100 feet, and can be controlled remotely via the iPhone. The battery will allow it to work for up to 4 hours. Whether you are spying on your bosses conversations or recording those all important meetings, you will no doubt appreciate the freedomMIC.
Scosche is also updating their popular flipSYNC keychaing usb charge and sync cable gizmo to include more devices this year. Last year it won the 2010 Macworld UK iPhone and iPod accessory of the year! This year they are including functionality for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and new Android phones. They also have a similarly named clipSYNC which is a full sized USB charge and sync cable with a built in carabiner for the iPhone and iPod. It conveniently clips to any keychain or bag and utilizes USB 2.0 for fast data transfer.
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