New approach to Pyra Phone


oxym

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Using Pyra as a Phone isn't impossible, however it seems to be a bit impractical (earpiece and mic are not placed conveniently). Most viable option would be to use a bluetooth headset/earpiece etc.

So I thought that most of the people already own a bluetooth capable device with earpiece and mic - a phone.

Do you think that making an app which will let you place and receive calls from your Pyra over bluetooth is a good idea?

There is a similar app already in the play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apdroid.tabtalk&hl=enbut it lacks voice over bluetooth (and does not support Pyra as a server and Android phone as a client).

Do you think that there will be someone who would be able to prepare a similar app for Pyra?
 

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Would you need an app for that? I would assume a paired bluetooth handsfree would link up as a speaker and mic on the Pyra, and you'd just configure your OS to use them as the I/O devices for the phone.

I don't really know how the phone integrates to Linux, so I don't know if that's how it'd work, but certainly seems sensible to me
 

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I guess I was not clear enough about this idea.

There is no problem in using dedicated handsfree device.

I just thought that it might be more convenient to use the phone I already own to serve as a handsfree device.

For what I've read in FAQ of Tablet Talk App it was impossible for the developer to stream the voice from the phone to the tablet (or at least to play the voice through tablet's speakers). So I suppose that there might be some limitations (which I believe could be worked out).

This way it might be possible to use phone vibrations to indicate an incoming call and to display the caller ID on the phone before answering the call.
 

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So you want to use a phone, not as a phone, but as a handset to the Pyra? I guess it's possible, but doesn't make much sense IMO, you might as well leave the SIM in your phone and just WiFi teather your Pyra to the phone for data
 

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I think that I can try out you solution first (however I fear that the battery of my phone won't let me using this setup for a long time).

Anyway I guess that in the long run it might be fun to use Pyra as a smartphone and an android phone as a dumb one ;)
 

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Well there are Bluetooth phone dialers that may be able to be ran with the Pyra.. Some are small headsets with a phone dialer built on, some look like regular phone handset, there are even smartwatches that can be used as a bluetooth dialer.... 
 
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I have one of these that I plan to use with the Prya.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Bluetooth-Pocket-Talker-HM5000/dp/B0057WX864

Prya sits on the desk, in the jacket pocket or travel bag.  Bluetooth pen hangs in my pocket.  Fine for taking incoming calls.

I would love to see something like this BUT with speaker and mic so that it can make calls:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378232716/inkcase-plus-e-ink-screen-for-android-phone

The idea is that it is a low power e-ink display duplicating (in black and white) whatever is on your phone's screen (at a relatively slow refresh rate).  It bonds over bluetooth, That kind of a 'not quite dumb handset' would be a cool pairing item to a Pyra IMHO.
 

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I have one of these that I plan to use with the Prya.
I want one as well but it's not worth $50 to me, not when I can buy an in-ear one for $15.
I would love to see something like this BUT with speaker and mic so that it can make calls
If I knew where to get e-ink screens like that it would be perfect for the next project I want to start and never finish.
 

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I have one of these that I plan to use with the Prya.
I want one as well but it's not worth $50 to me, not when I can buy an in-ear one for $15.
I can't remember how much I paid for mine, but I think it was much closer to $15 than $50.  The headset/ear thingies are probably better for most people, I just can't stand them.
 

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I have one of these that I plan to use with the Prya.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Bluetooth-Pocket-Talker-HM5000/dp/B0057WX864

Prya sits on the desk, in the jacket pocket or travel bag.  Bluetooth pen hangs in my pocket.  Fine for taking incoming calls.

I would love to see something like this BUT with speaker and mic so that it can make calls:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378232716/inkcase-plus-e-ink-screen-for-android-phone

The idea is that it is a low power e-ink display duplicating (in black and white) whatever is on your phone's screen (at a relatively slow refresh rate).  It bonds over bluetooth, That kind of a 'not quite dumb handset' would be a cool pairing item to a Pyra IMHO.
The ink case with speaker and mic would be almost perfect.


It would be nice if it would have a camera (so I could use Pyra + inkcase instead of a smartphone).
 

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I think i will use my Sennheiser Bluetooth Headset i bought yeahrs ago but never used..


I just hope Bluetooth and 4 g ditnt need to much power, as i also wants to Play my Games on it very long..


But on my smartphone, i use the telefon mybe once in 3 Weeks..


But its a nice feature because then you only needs to carry the Pyra instead of a Phone..


The only Problem i have is the Camera, but then i also can carry my full Digital Cam if i went to some interesting places..
 

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I have one of these that I plan to use with the Prya.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Bluetooth-Pocket-Talker-HM5000/dp/B0057WX864

Prya sits on the desk, in the jacket pocket or travel bag.  Bluetooth pen hangs in my pocket.  Fine for taking incoming calls.

I would love to see something like this BUT with speaker and mic so that it can make calls:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378232716/inkcase-plus-e-ink-screen-for-android-phone

The idea is that it is a low power e-ink display duplicating (in black and white) whatever is on your phone's screen (at a relatively slow refresh rate).  It bonds over bluetooth, That kind of a 'not quite dumb handset' would be a cool pairing item to a Pyra IMHO.
The ink case with speaker and mic would be almost perfect.


It would be nice if it would have a camera (so I could use Pyra + inkcase instead of a smartphone).
I had made the suggestion of adding speaker & mic a few times to the people on the e-ink kickstarter.  I think they were a bit overwhelmed with just the specs they had on the list for it.

I still don't get the need for crappy camera obsession.
 

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Ill just use a pocketable cord headphone with embedded mic, for the audio port. Would love to see the button on that cord working on the pyra. (to pickup/hangup)
 

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I also use a Headphone whit Mic for my Walkman Mp3 Player..


So i have a Headset everyday..


The Question is; will the Pyra have a Headset Connektor for Apple Type Cables??


This Headphone is built for Ipods, but the Output Part also works on the Pandora and the In and Output works on Galaxy Note 2..
 

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It would probably be most sensible to use the OMTP TRRS standard which is what Samsung uses rather than Apple's
 

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The modern cameras are not as bad as you are making them. Not everyone wants to carry a dslr camera. I digress.
 

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Going full retro with the Pyra Phone:

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http://www.amazon.de/Skque-Smartphone-Telefonhörer-Headsets-Lautstärkeregler/dp/B00A3P97BK/ref=sr_1_1/275-8115912-0953648?ie=UTF8&qid=1417808114&sr=8-1&keywords=telefonh%C3%B6rer
 
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I have one of these that is a bit more accurate to old handsets (hard, shiny plastic; no buttons, LEDs, or ugly white markings, etc.; I can disconnect the cable from the handset), however, due to the size, I will probably not be using it much when I am out running around.
 
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