Journalists, PR folk, and anyone else who needs accurate copies of calls over the phone or Skype should check out the Bluewire, a new Bluetooth headset that just launched on Indiegogo.
Nowadays there are plenty of headsets out there that give you a comfortable fit or decent sound quality compared to the earbuds that come with our phones, the Bluewire actually can even record conversations to a pre-installed MicroSD card (1,000 hours of conversations).
You don’t even have to make your calls and communicate over the Bluewire headset. As long as it’s paired to your smartphone, it will record both sides of a conversation, even if it takes place over a different headset you find more comfortable or your in-car audio system. Once saved to the headset’s memory, you can access and even listen to your recordings with the help of the accompanying Bluewire application. Then you can download the file to your phone or send it to Dropbox for editing and transcription on your computer.
Avi Gilor, Bluewire creator, says he’s working on expanding the app to let users automatically send their files directly to apps like Evernote as soon as they are received on the phone. Android users don’t even need to unlock their phones to get the records onto their devices. Those with an NFC-equipped phone can send the file of their most recent call over to their phone by tapping the Bluewire to the back of their device. That’s one of two nifty wireless features, the other being charging via Qi-compatible mats.