Angel in the Cockpit

ComLinkPro has introduced the Angel, a lightweight audio headset interface with built-in stereo Bluetooth wireless technology, input and output jacks, and an integrated flight calculator. Using Bluetooth, Angel allows you to connect your cell phone for sending and receiving calls. You can also stream stereo music from Bluetooth-enabled MP3 players, cell phones, PDAs or satellite radios. You can download and navigate your phone contacts and call lists, and control your Bluetooth MP3 player directly with this device, the company says. A cell-phone and stereo audio jack allow wired connections in addition to an audio output jack to record radio communications or provide narration while videotaping. The Angel also automatically mutes the phone and/or the music in the event of a radio call.

The screen is daylight readable and has automatic dimming. A lithium battery powers the Angel and provides headset power; you can still use features out of the airplane. After 15+ hours of use, the unit charges through a standard mini-USB port that doubles as the PC interface for downloading updates from ComLinkPro’s web site.

Mounted via a suction cup mount to the window or using a Velcro leg strap, the Angel also incorporates a fully functional E6B flight computer operated on the full-color LCD screen.

The price is $449. For more information, call 866/329-9522 or visit www.comlinkpro.com.

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

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