You've got a smorgasbord of options when it comes to adding a dash
of public humiliation to your ear, but BlueAnt's Z9 Bluetooth headset sports a feature set that has the ability to make fashion become second priority. While it doesn't look much different than similar alternatives
, the Z9 packs dual microphones (in case you talk out of both sides
of your mouth), DSP, echo / noise cancelling, automatic gain adjustment, a built-in clip for times when not looking so technologically inclined would be in your best interest, and on-the-fly switching between devices. Moreover, it supports USB firmware upgrades and boasts a seven hour talk time (180 hours in standby). Although BlueAnt
isn't disclosing its pricetag just yet, we do know that it'll be on display at next year's CES
, so keep an eye out for some hands-on action when January rolls around.