Talking on the phone while driving can put you, your passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians in great danger. Even if for mere moments, fumbling around with that phone could effectively take your focus off the road and put you in the path of a potentially catastrophic accident.
Of course, it would be easy to say that you should just save the phone calls for when you are safely parked or out of your vehicle, but sometimes, that important phone call just cannot wait either. That is where a hands free Bluetooth car kit can come in handy.
In this piece, we will look at five of the best hands free Bluetooth kits on the market, each one of which can have you making hassle-free calls from your car in no time.
The 5 Best Hands Free Bluetooth Kits
Many cars already have Bluetooth capabilities built into their in-dash system, but if your car does not, then you will have to go out and buy a Bluetooth hands free car kit. The installation process is not all that complicated, but with so many Bluetooth kits out there, which one is right for you?
Here, we will look at five of the best kits available for purchase.
- Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Kit
This model is one of the more expensive ones on the market, but its great number of features certainly makes up for the cost. It has a massive 7-watt speaker phone, which is perfect for cancelling out all other background noise, and it also comes with dual microphone technology for effective voice control. The voice commands function also offers added convenience. For instance, the kit will announce the identity of the caller, and you can choose to accept or reject the call with a simple command.
Do you have a business phone as well as a work phone that you keep with you at all times? Well, not to worry, because the Freeway can pair both of those phones at the same time. Also, with 14 hours of talk time and a little less than six weeks of standby, the Freeway only needs two hours to fully charge.
- Motorola Roadster Bluetooth Speaker Phone
Completely battery powered, this system is perfect if you do not feel like dealing with any messy wire-based setup. The battery life comes with 20 hours of talk time and three weeks of standby, and the Roadster also has an Exit and Entry function that you can turn on and off to conserve your battery. The Roadster comes with a 2-watt built-in speaker, but also comes with an FM transmitter for a hands free Bluetooth car stereo hook-up that will give you that added surround sound quality.
The “Motospeak” feature lets you listen to and respond to text messages via voice controls, so that you can keep your eyes glued to the road.
- Nulaxy Bluetooth FM Transmitter
At less than $20, this model is one of the cheapest you can get. Rather than being hooked up through wires or being battery operated, the Nulaxy is powered through the cigarette lighter. It is also one of the only systems to include USB ports so that you can charge multiple devices at the same time.
Thanks to the Nulaxy’s AUX input and output compatibility, it also lets you play music from your phone.
- Parrot CK3100
This system is hard wired to your car’s speakers, so the installation process is a little more extensive than with other speakerphone or transmitter models. The top-of-the-line sound quality and the fact you don’t have to worry about charging the unit certainly makes up for it though.
The simple user interface (only 3 buttons and an LCD display) makes it perfect for you to use in most driving situations.
- SuperTooth Buddy Hands Free Bluetooth Kit
High audio quality and a fantastic battery life make the SuperTooth Buddy, which requires no installation whatsoever, a solid purchase. It comes equipped with a Lithium-Ion battery that only requires three hours of full charge time, while also having 20 talk time hours and 1,000 hours worth of standby time. You can also pair two different phones with this model.
What to Consider Before Purchasing a Hands Free Bluetooth Kit
Whether you are thinking of getting a simple FM transmitter or a hands free bluetooth speaker for your car, you should probably think about your habits and lifestyle before making that ultimate Bluetooth kit purchase.
Do you talk on your phone a lot? If so, you should probably get a kit with great battery life or one that is wired to your car’s speakers. Is smartphone integration important for you? Then you may want to think about getting a more expensive system.
Take these things into consideration before purchase, and you could be enjoying that perfect hands-free Bluetooth experience in no time.