It may be late to the party but Motorola looks set to cause something of a stir with its first entry into the world of handsfree car kits.
Like virtually every model on the market today, the 'T505' works using Bluetooth technology and - like Parrot's PMK5800 - its simple clip design can be attached to a visor and requires no installation.
Just like the PMK5800, the T505 can also be used iTrip-style to stream audio from any Bluetooth equipped music player, with the audio automatically pausing should there be an incoming call.
Acoustics for both functions should be excellent too since the T505 uses A2DP for stereo and bass-enhanced streaming while echo and noise cancellation technologies are built in. Useful features such as caller ID, an in-car battery charger and 20 hours continuous talk time further add to its appeal too while diminutive dimensions of just 76 x 78 x 22.8mm and a weight of 88g makes it highly portable.
On the downside Motorola says the T505 won't appear until 2008 but with the company promising it will be 'great value' this may make its more established rivals sit up and take notice.