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Embedded Bluetooth Headset for a Handheld Device with Onboard Charging Ability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131910D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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The idea is to have an improved Bluetooth headset for a handheld device.

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Embedded Bluetooth Headset

Embedded Bluetooth Headset for a Handheld Device with Onboard Charging Ability

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The idea is to have an improved Bluetooth headset for a handheld device.

There are a few problems with Bluetooth headsets:

- I don't like carrying around yet another electronic gadget

- I don't like keeping it charged

- I don't like how long it takes for me to put it on and I'm not going to just keep it on all the time

The solution is to have it embedded but detachable. Have it spring-loaded sort of like the touch-screen pens on Palm devices.

We keep it really simple, just an earbud with a hard plastic bit out with the microphone.  Here's the kicker, we use a very small battery which charges directly from the handheld device battery when it's embedded!  It won't have to have a lot of juice because it would only be used for 1 call between charges!  Since it'll be a small battery, it won't drain the handheld device battery that much.  Besides, it will only be used in the large form-factor devices that have the space for an embedded earbud and the larger battery.

I think the primary challenge will be making the earbud comfortable and still embed tightly into the device.  Imagine the scenario though:

- I'm sitting at a café with my handheld device on the table.

- The phone rings.

- I see who it is and decide to answer.

- I push down the embedded Bluetooth headset at the top of the device.

- It pops out of the device and begins a 3-second timer to...