SPLASH Android App Adds Fun, On-screen Features and More
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - i.Tech Dynamic today introduced SPLASH, its new Bluetooth headset with aptX technology. aptX has quickly become the standard for enabling the delivery of clear, CD-like streaming audio for wireless audio products. When SPLASH is used with aptX-enabled smartphones, the audio is virtually indistinguishable from that of wired devices.
SPLASH has a range of features that deliver enhanced functionality on the user's smartphone.
Fun Features for Android Users
Users with Android-based smartphones can download the SPLASH Android App for added functions on their devices. In addition to the on-screen battery-level icon, the SPLASH app lets users control some headset functions from their Android screens, including volume control (separate settings enable different volume levels for the headset, music and radio), FM radio channel presets and FM radio settings. Finally, users can see what station they are listening to -- no more guessing!
The SPLASH App also boasts a Voice SMS that lets users hear their SMS messages automatically read aloud on the connected i.Tech device.
Colorful, creative, beach-inspired graphics in the app add to the user experience. A jet-skier indicates the battery level, and a shark appears when the battery is running low. Other beach-based characters having fun in the sun let users set the volume levels.
The SPLASH Android App is available to download for free at Android Market. The SPLASH video is also available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v51v1Co5UEk
Enhancements for iPhone Users
For iPhone users, the SPLASH Bluetooth headset includes TalkApp and BatteryApp developed by i.Tech exclusively for its headsets. TalkApp minimizes distortion and ensures voice capture replicates the speaker's original voice level. BatteryApp utilizes a software feature in the iPhone's operating system to automatically display a battery-level indicator beside the Bluetooth logo on the phone's screen once the devices are paired. (No App download is required.)
SPLASH Features, Specifications and Availability
Other SPLASH features include multifunction buttons that control power, pairing, call answer and end, call forward and reject, music play and pause, volume, FM radio power, FM radio scanning and radio station retrieve. There's also a pairing status indicator and a 3.5 mm audio socket.
SPLASH comes with stereo and mono headphones, the Splash Proof Pouch which can hold a headset, and a USB charging cable. Its unique clip design enables the unit to be conveniently affixed to the user's clothing.
The headset's specifications are:
- Bluetooth specification: Version 2.1 + EDR Class 2
- Bluetooth profile support: Headset, hands-free, A2DP and AVRCP
- Talk time: up to 6.5 hours
- Music playing time: up to 5 hours
- FM radio playing time: up to 6 hours
- Standby time: up to 350 hours
- Charge time: less than 2 hours for a full charge
- Dimensions: 44.5 (L) x 20 (W) x 24 (T) mm
- Weight: 115.4 grams / 0.54 ounces
SPLASH comes in black, blue, green, purple and white. It will be available in stores in early October, and its MSRP is USD70.