Brando BTM-118 Bluetooth Headset Squeezes in FM Radio, Display

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I kind of like the BTM-118 from Brando, with its weird fusion of Bluetooth headset and FM radio in one gizmo. Maybe because I use a similar clip-on headset (partly to avoid fashion geekiness.) I guess this might be useful if you're into radio but your cellphone doesn't do it: most ones with built-in radio use the earphone wires as part of the antenna circuit, don't they? Anyhow, the BTM-118 will give you 12 hours of FM, 10 hours of talk and 200 hours of standby. It's Bluetooth v2.0 and is available in black or white for $53. [Brando]

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It has 8 preset stations, though I can't think of more than 2 stations I listen to regularly, so I think a backlit screen wouldn't be necessary and would eat up unnecessary battery life. This seems like a keeper, don't know why someone didn't think of something sooner, and too bad Apple will never incorporate a radio tuner in an iPhone/iPod that we have to resort to this.