Gennum Corporation has released their first Bluetooth headset for mobile communications at the CTIA Wireless 2004 trade show. The Z-E-N headset features a patented FrontWave directional audio processor that optimizes hearing from noisy environments and poor speech pick-up. The headset claims to give a crystal clear conversation while simultaneously amplifying the voice of the user and filtering out background noise.
FrontWave technology can also be used without a cell phone to amplify and improve sound quality of in-person live conversations in a noisy environment. The system is configurable for both ears. A rechargeable lithium polymer battery powers the unit for six hours of talk time and 200 hours standby. The device will be available in June 2004.