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CTIA Wireless: Jabra announces 'industry-first' Freeway speakerphone

ORLANDO -- Jabra introduced its latest speaker product at CTIA Wireless today. The Jabra Freeway is being touted as an "industry-first" speakerphone with a trio of speakers and HD ready voice technology.

ORLANDO -- Jabra introduced its latest speaker product at CTIA Wireless today. The Jabra Freeway is being touted as an "industry-first" speakerphone with a trio of speakers and HD ready voice technology.

The hands-free device clips onto a car visor, automatically switching on when the door opens and pairs with the user's mobile phone. That should come in handy in case of the need for a quick getaway. It also lets the driver focus on more important things such one obvious task: driving.

On paper, the Jabra Freeway looks like a very versatile gadget. It can be used inside or outside the car for making phone calls as well as listening to audio playback from "any device." Such examples included the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, other MP3 players and video game consoles.

Already available in Europe and Asia, the Jabra Freeway will be ready to hit the open roads in North America this May for $129. One extra cost detail is that each unit will come with a free one-year subscription to the Voice Assist voice-controlled app, valued at $59.

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