Guest Author - Debbie Jackson
There are multiple choices of hands free devices to choose from depending on the situation. Safety should be the minimal beginning basis for choosing which hands free device would be most accommodating to your specific needs and relative to the surrounding environment as well.
Most mobile devices have the option of using headphones or Bluetooth connections to free up your hands allowing you the ability to multitask. Usage of a hands free device is recommended as a safety measure while driving and is a mandatory requirement in increasing locales. The Bluetooth connection is optimal while driving, using built in automobile phone system using the car speakers as a loud speaker or purchasing a device that utilizes the sound system is also an available option if you are alone in the car or when privacy is not necessary.
The range of quality of sound and ease of use of the hands free devices is pretty broad. Most of these devices include a voice recognition application which makes it convenient to place calls without having to use your hands or take your eyes off of what you are looking at such as the road. The voice application can also be used for texting and listening to messages. Another use for the voice application is when using your GPS system while you are driving.
When choosing your Bluetooth device, there are several things to consider which include how often you will use it, where you will use it and for what purpose primarily. If you drive often while talking on the phone for business purpose, then a quality sound and maximum noise reduction are important factors in choosing the quality and associated cost of your Bluetooth options. Another factor when using a Bluetooth for long periods of time is the comfort ability of the unit. All Bluetooth’s have different designs, fittings, cushion and dimensions. So take the time to find the right fit and sound quality for you so that you can maximize your ability to be effective.
Just like you shop for the best mobile devices at the right price, you must also shop for your hands free device and match your needs to the specifications of the device, along with ease of use and comfortability. A place to start your research would be to ask your family, friends and business associates what they use and if they are happy with their choice. Your family, friends and associates will give you the rundown on the positives and negatives that they experience which might be the opposite for you. This information will allow you to cross some devices off your list or add to your potential purchase list thereby saving you some research time.
Last but not least, when making a final decision and purchase, you will need to physically try out the device to ensure that it is a good fit for you. Make sure to ask the sales associate about the return policy before you buy so that you won’t get stuck with something that is not right for you. I guess the worst case scenario if you are unable to return the product, is passing on your poor choice to your children, friends or family members that don’t have the same needs or restrictions as you do. The same device that is wrong for you can be a welcomed gift for someone else.