Kyocera Wireless Corp. announced the Kyocera Bluetooth Music Gateway for enhanced mobile music portability to entertainment systems at the recent CTIA show in Orlando. This compact and easy-to-use universal accessory uses Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology to free digital audio files from personal music players such as cell phones and MP3 players, enabling a wirelessly-controlled full room experience over home and office stereos* or Bluetooth-enabled headsets.
About the size of a deck of playing cards, the Kyocera Bluetooth Music Gateway plugs into any entertainment system via a standard RCA cable to transform music phones or any handheld music player into a mobile, in-hand remote control for favorite digital music files. Music phones equipped with Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) technology can transmit music from the phone to play on their home or office stereo system, all while keeping control of the music and volume in the palm of the users' hand. For users who prefer storing their music on an iPod or other MP3 players, the Kyocera Bluetooth Audio Adaptor has a standard 3.5mm headset jack attachment that can add Stereo Bluetooth capabilities to those devices for the same full-room experience.
"Mobile music has certainly begun making the transition to cell phones, but many people still view MP3 players as their central mobile music devices," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing and product planning, Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Our new Bluetooth Music Gateway is the perfect solution to bridge handsets, music players, speakers and headsets so users can enjoy their personal music collections across different devices - at home, in the office or on the move."
Additionally, for those times when noise in the room isn't desired, the Bluetooth Music Gateway can also facilitate the transfer of sound from entertainment systems to any Bluetooth-enabled wireless stereo headset. Watching TV or listening to the radio during childrens' nap times is now silent, without giving up the mobility to do chores or just sit in a favorite recliner.
The Kyocera Bluetooth Music Gateway's sleek design packs a lot of advanced technology into a small package that can be positioned either vertically or horizontally to fit well within a variety of settings. Weighing just under 3 ounces and measuring 87mm x 74mm x 20mm, this black and metallic gray device comes with standard RCA connector cables, compatible with most entertainment systems and devices.
The Kyocera Bluetooth Music Gateway is $79.99 for the standard version and $99.99 bundled with the Kyocera Wireless Audio Adaptor, which retails separately for $34.99. All will be available in April online at http://store.kyocera-wireless.com. For a complete wireless music solution, the universal accessory can also be paired with a full range of Kyocera Wireless music-centric handsets and wireless stereo headsets.
* Operating range of device is approximately 100 feet