Feeds

Bluetooth music while on four wheels

Rock and Roll

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

With the UK ban on driving with a mobile phone in your hand, hordes of manufacturers have rushed to fill car cigarette lighters with hands-free calling kits. Venturi is the latest, offering wireless Bluetooth music streaming from a mobile phone to your car stereo.

The Venturi Mini
Venturi's Mini: promises ease of use

The Venturi Mini grabs music from your phone using Bluetooth's stereo protocol - aka A2DP - then sends it on to your car stereo via FM transmitter. It measures 8.4 x 4.3cm, is powered through a cigarette lighter socket and its manufacturer said it's ready for use as soon as you plug it in.

If calls come in while you're driving and rocking out, the device can automatically pause the music at the start of the conversation and then resume it again at the end. It also features noise-reduction technology, presumably to dampen out the sounds of other drivers' honking horns.

RDS technology also links your mobile phone's address book up to your car radio, so that a caller's ID is shown on the radio display when it comes in. All the Mini's functions are controlled through a scroll wheel on the device, and it also double-ups as a charger with a USB port.

Venturi
Venturi's Mini: how it could look... if you have a Porsche Boxster

The Venturi Mini will be available in September and retail for around £80 ($160/€111).

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple
BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms
Readers chat to the pair who flog the tech
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?