With new laws being passed in almost every state banning the use of cell phones in your hands while driving, it’s never been more important to get a bluetooth device for your smartphone. But with all the options available, which one do you choose? Here’s a simple list to help sort through the noise and confusion so you can choose the features that are right for you.
The Blueant V1 is for anyone with their hands always full. It allows you to utilize its BlueGenie Voice User Interface which lets you control most of the functions with simple voice commands. Even learning the entire menu of commands for the device is as easy as asking it, “what can I say?”
Its dual microphones give it superior sound quality for all environments. It features Voice Isolation Technology and Voice Isolation Max which provide wind noise reduction, noise suppression and echo cancellation.
It’s also comfortable to wear, with Comply Foam Tips, rubber speaker gels and a choice of 2 over-ear hooks. With 5 hours of talk time, 200 hours of standby and a 2-year replacement warranty, it’s easy to see why the Blueant V1 is becoming one of the most popular choices for smartphone users.
The Jabra Stone is perfect for travel. It sets itself apart from the rest with its carry along charging base. The base lets you charge on the go and provides 8 hours of talk time and 12 days of standby. The base is lined with soft rubber padding to give it a perfect fit and is small enough to go anywhere.
It’s also very lightweight at .25 oz. (7g) and has touch volume control making it simple to use. It also features voice dialing and allows you to listen to music. The Jabra Stone is the best option for extended trips and provides excellent sound quality while eliminating spikes in volume.
The Motorola H15 was made for people who are constantly on the phone. It takes less than 15 minutes of charging to get an entire hour of talk time. Its flip microphone design lets you open to talk and close to save battery life.
This device ranks high in overall sales because of its popular features like CrystalTalk, which gives you the ultimate in clarity in and out of the car. It also has Multipoint, letting you connect with two phones at once without the need to reconnect. Its Simple Start and Universal Compatibility also allow you to connect to just about any bluetooth-ready device.
Small and discreet, the Nokia BH-804 comes with three different-sized earbud covers to fit snugly into any size ear. It also comes with a neck strap and ear loop, but most people won’t need them. This makes it one of the most comfortable bluetooth headsets out there.
It comes with a sleek charging base for the tiny, tiny headset to charge. The sound quality is clear and the button controls are accessible and easy to use. Its top-notch features and low-profile design make the BH-804 a great buy for anyone who hates bulky, call-center style headsets.
Plantronics Discovery 925
The Plantronics Discovery 925 is a stylish accessory featured in New York Fashion Week, making it highly prized with luxury enthusiasts. Its rechargeable case lets you stay charged on the go and it multipoint capability lets you connect with two phones simultaneously.
Like others, it comes with three sizes of self-stabilizing eartips, letting it fit firmly in your ear without the need for an earloop. Fully charged it gives you 5 hours of talk time and 7 days of standby. With all of these features and an AudioIQ for clear calls, this is definitely the pick for the fashionistas among us.
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