Motorola offers texting without hands

Jonathan Morris
March 1, 2011

We all know that using a handheld mobile phone while driving is a huge no-no, but trying to text while on the move is the action of a lunatic.

Motorola has been making Bluetooth headsets and speakerphones for years, but now it has introduced two models that let you hear incoming text messages and dictate replies using the very latest speech-to-text technology.

The HZ800 Bluetooth Headset and the TZ700 Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone include support for Motorola’s new MotoSpeak2.0 app for Android (and soon other platforms), that lets each device announce the name of callers, read out text messages and dictate spoken messages to be sent as new messages or responses.

The HZ800 (SRP £69.99) also has three microphones for the best possible noise and wind cancellation, including a ‘stealth-mode’ mic that converts vocal vibrations into audio and can eliminate noise in up to 40mph winds.

The TZ700 (SRP £66.99) effectively blocks out car background noise and automatically turns on when a user enters the vehicle and off again afterwards, saving battery life and ensuring the easiest possible usage. Users can also answer or divert calls to voicemail with a single word.

Both products are available to order from today. The MotoSpeak2.0 application will be available shortly on Android Market and other operating systems shortly after.

More information: Motorola Accessories

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