Motorola and Skype jump in bed, breed stereo headset

Motorola has hooked up with free call company Skype to bring us a new wireless internet calling kit: Talk and Tunes. This get-up’s a treat because it’

Motorola has hooked up with free call company Skype to bring us a new wireless internet calling kit: Talk and Tunes.

This get-up’s a treat because it’s the first of its kind to use Bluetooth to let you partake in wireless hands-free chats and listen to music streamed from your computer.

It comes with a pair of Motorola Bluetooth stereo headphones and a Bluetooth USB adapter (not pictured) so you can wirelessly connect to your PC.

It works with Skype’s free unlimited internet calling, so you can chat idly with other Skypers anywhere in the world – or pay for a SkypeOut account and cool normal telephone numbers, be they landline, mobile or otherwise.

The adapter will let you roam 30 feet away from your computer while controlling both music and voice calls at the touch of a button on the headset.

When a call comes in, your music should automatically pause: if you’re ready to take up the caller’s challenge and have a wee chat, you can accept the call. If not, you’ll be able to turn up the volume and forget all about it.

The Talk and Tunes bundle will go on sale online at skype.com/store and in stores across the UK some time in the first half of 2006. When we get a release date and price we’ll update this article.