iPhone 4 Bluetooth Headset Rides Piggyback

Last Updated Aug 17, 2010 1:22 PM EDT

Is your Bluetooth headset always going missing? Wouldn't it be great if it could ride piggyback on your phone so it's always at-the-ready and accounted for? Problem solved: the MoGo Talk XD stows a headset inside an iPhone 4 case.

This hard-plastic shell features a felt-lined interior to keep your precious cushioned and scratch-free, plus a rear dock that houses the 0.2-inch-thick (when folded) headset.

The case measures just 0.68 inches at its thickest point, which seems like it wouldn't be too obtrusive. (The iPhone 4 itself measures 0.46 inches thick.)

As for the headset, it offers both noise and wind reduction, one-button operation, and support for the iPhone 4's voice-control technology.

The only real downside I can see is that the headset requires separate charging (via a microUSB port built into the case). That's a hassle, though I suppose it's one common to all Bluetooth headsets.

Priced at $99.99, the Mogo Talk XD is available for pre-order; it's scheduled to ship Sept. 1. Think you'll pick one up?

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