Funkwerk Americas will demo its EGO portfolio of Bluetooth hands-free multimedia car kits next week at CTIA, 2008. Here is more info on the products they will unveil:
"EGO's blend of advanced functionality, style and range of features enables motorist to enjoy the full convenience of mobile technologies while hitting the road. Text-to-speech, speech-to-text, Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP), voice quality, and SMS dictation ? all in a compact and attractive design ? are among the key features that set EGO apart from the competition. In the world of Bluetooth, some of the hottest new products to hit the market are those that make driving while operating popular mobile devices safer and more convenient, especially as more and more U.S. states get on board with hands-free legislation. In fact, according to a recent CEA study, sales of in-vehicle consumer electronics are expected to reach more than $12.8 billion in 2008.
Included below is a brief introduction to each of the EGO products that will be on display at CTIA:
EGO CUP: Plug-and-play, self-installable device for making/receiving calls and powers from the cigarette lighter adapter. MAPS: $111
EGO TALK: Supports Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP) and integrates music/conversations into the car?s stereo system. MAPS: $152
EGO FLASH: Includes A2DP, voice recognition and 1.6? OLED screen to display SMS messages, caller ID, phone book entries and more. MAPS: $243
EGO LOOK: Optimal performance with eye-catching design, complete with 2.2? high-definition color screen (65,000 colors) to display phone functions, SMS messages and more, A2DP, and wireless remote. MAPS: $351
EGO DRIVE: Fully equipped multimedia and GPS system with a 4.3? high-definition color touch screen that reads out SMS messages. Also functions as a MP3/video player and picture viewer. MAPS: $812