Wearing Bluetooth headsets is always a risky fashion statement, but it may be that the slenderness of Bluetrek's Metal headset reduces the fashion-geek effect. It looks even skinnier than Apple's offering, being a scant 0.16-inches deep, and weighing a mere 0.01-pounds. Nevertheless, the skinny earbud-like device will give you five hours talk and seven days of standby. It'll be available in Europe at first, from this month for around $60 for black and silver, $76 for silver steel color. [Headset gazette via Mobile burn]
These things will have to get invisible, learn to read my thoughts so I don't have to speak them, or be banished from public places before I will buy one. Riding a train with a bunch of people who look like they want to look like the headset wearing super-villain from 24, talking loudly at what appears to be the seat in from of them about subjects that no-one else cares about has soured me towards this technology.