Bluetrek Titanium + Bluetooth Headset by CONNECTEDEVICE Ltd

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Bluetrek Titanium +

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Bluetooth Headset

INSPIRATION:
After comparing Bluetooth headsets on the market, we found most of them to be uninspiring and based on the same outdated and bulky form factors. We aimed to design a chic headset with a luxurious look and minimalist form factor. We also felt that an ideal headset must be comfortable to wear for long periods and include all of the latest technological features.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The new Bluetrek Titanium+ headset reaches new heights in luxurious design and function for today’s modern consumer. The Titanium+ headset's clean lines symbolize ‘reaching out’ as the slim boom tube extends from the unobtrusive circular ear piece. The ultra-light and beautifully balanced headset lets you reach out to the world. The thoroughly modern Titanium+ seamlessly streams audio signals from multi-media sources, making it the perfect match for the latest smart devices on the market today. The Bluetrek Titanium+ supports both the HandsFree and A2DP Bluetooth® profiles. This means that you get to enjoy hands-free calling and crystal clear stereo audio from devices such as your smartphone, iPad, or Android tablet. You can feel the perfect balance of the Bluetrek Titanium+ in your hand. This is because of its patent-pending design, ensuring that you experience weightless comfort when it is in your ear. Your conversations can be almost instantly extended with Bluetrek’s fast-charging feature.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Oct 2010 and finished in Mar 2012

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Digital and Electronic Devices Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
A light metal alloy boom and high quality production techniques utilizing our patented battery in boom technology give the Titanium+ an ultra-luxurious look and superior strength and durability at just 5.5 grams.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The dimensions of the Bluetrek Titanium+ are 64(L) x 19(T) x 20(W)mm and it weighs only 5.5 grams. The Titanium+ provides 3 hours talk time with a fast charging feature that can provide 1.5 hours of talk time from a rapid 15-minute charge. Its mechanical ON/OFF switch prevents users from placing calls by mistake as they always know if the Titanium+ is on or off. Equipped with NoiseLock™, best in class noise, wind and echo cancellation technology, Titanium+ ensures users enjoy crystal-clear conversations. Titanium+ communicates the headset’s status with voice prompts in English, Spanish, Mandarin French, or a universal beep mode. When used with an iPhone, the battery level is automatically displayed in the phone’s status bar. The Titanium+ is packed in a high quality clear acrylic gift box.

TAGS:
Titanium, light, Bluetooth, Handsfree, Music Streaming, Headset

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
We conducted extensive research to understand the behavior of “Smart Device” users, and benchmarked many products to analyze the gaps in current product offerings. Through numerous studies and experiments with different materials we were able to select the best materials for style, performance, and manufacturability. During this time, we also invented and patented our “boom battery” to enhance balance and comfort as well as allowing optimal utilization of the space of the headset for the smallest form factor.

CHALLENGE:
The hardest challenge of designing the Titanium+ was with the manufacturing of such a sophisticated headset. Aluminum metal alloy is a material that requires exceptional precision for products that require high RF permeability. We also had to ensure a high level of control for the thickness and diameter of the microphone boom to ensure compatibility with the specially designed battery. Additionally, finding a supplier to supply a battery pack in such a specific form factor was a challenging process as well. Patent pending of Technologies : 201010518100.5; Registered Design: 201030569062.7

ADDED DATE:
2012-02-27 03:34:21

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IMAGE CREDITS:
CONNECTEDEVICE Ltd, 2011.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Bluetrek Technologies Limited

PROFILE:
Bluetrek Technologies Ltd, a pioneer in Bluetooth device, currently owns 3 brands: Bluetrek, LostDog & OSUNGO; and are actively expanding our lines to meet different needs of customers in the market Bluetrek is associate member of the Bluetooth SIG,CEA & Apple's MFi licensing program

NOMINATION DETAILS

Bluetrek Titanium + Bluetooth Headset by Connectedevice Ltd is a Nominee in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Bluetrek Titanium + Bluetooth Headset by Connectedevice Ltd is Winner in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category, 2011 - 2012.



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