Hotel Technologies Debuts Digital Alarm Clock Radio with Bluetooth Speakerphone
Hotel Technologies is releasing a Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio with Speakerphone for iPhone, iPad and iPod. This Bluetooth-enabled unit enables guests to stream music across the room (up to 30 feet away) while simultaneously working on their iPad or emailing on their iPhone. When done, guests can dock and charge the device plus answer or end calls while using the unit's speaker for voice communication, as long as the guests' cell phone is Bluetooth-capable.
In a recent Smart Planet article titled: "One-third of US households chuck landlines; now use mobile only," a U.S. government study revealed that a significant percentage of American households now only use mobile phones and have abandoned landlines completely. According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow. More than three of every 10 American homes (32%) had only wireless telephones (including cellular telephones, cell phones, or mobile phones) during the first half of 2011 — an increase of close to 2 percentage points since the second half of 2010. In addition, nearly one of every six American homes (16%) received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones despite also having a landline telephone.
As more and more travelers are arriving at hotels with mobile devices in hand, Hotel Technologies seeks to meet usage demands by developing in-room electronics and entertainment solutions that complement their hotel experience.
The new iHome HiP50 offers the same easy-to-set Patented Single Day Alarm feature as all iHome for hotel models to prevent unwanted alarms from sounding, along with sure alarm battery back-up to maintain clock setting in case of power failures. Guests can gradually wake to their iPhone, docking iPods, FM radio or buzzer with gently ascending alarm volume. The unit is equipped with iHome's popular high-fidelity stereo sound with Reson8 speaker chambers to deliver astounding clarity, depth and power. Bedtime Beats are also featured. A USB charging port is provided so guests with non-Apple products can charge their devices.