Wednesday, September 17, 2008

When you we have Gear4 BluEye who needs the iPhone?

The Gear4 BluEye connects to the iPod or iPod nano via the docking socket at the bottom of the player and turns your iPod into a phone. Playing as a wired remote control you then plug in your headphones into the device in the regular way. Who wants iphone now?

When you Pair it with your phone it hardly takes seconds, and every time you take a call the music automatically stops, in-coming number appears on your iPod’s screen and you can accept or reject the call using the BluEye’s buttons which also serves as a remote.

In general

  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Caller ID displays on iPod screen
  • Good radio reception
  • Updatable with Firmware as interface improves


  • Similar to Apple's iPod remote in design and size
  • Connects firmly to your clothes with a spring-loaded
  • The front of the device sports an iPod Shuffle-like circular control
  • A hold switch on left side toggles between music and the integrated FM radio receiver.


  • As soon as the caller ID appears on the iPod, pressing the BluEye's play/pause button lets you accept and disconnect calls. The music resumes without hassle from where you left off when you disconnect the call.
  • If you have set up voice tags on your mobile phone, up to 15 voice activated contacts can be called through the BluEye
  • The BluEye can connect to the net via its tiny USB connection for firmware updates as the interface improves.
  • The sound quality is fine

In nutshell:

Finally, a device that connects your iPod to your phone. This compact gadget boosts Apple's headphone-bound remote unit capability with Bluetooth for receiving and making calls. Those who have already bought iPod radio receivers will not be so pleased, as BluEye also bundles an FM radio receiver. Who wants an iphone now?