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Old 04-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Are any Bluetooth devices worth a shit?

I've tried like 4...Jawbone, Jawbone II, etc. All the same, either poor vocal quality or poor listening quality. And some are barbarically uncomfortable.

Sure, they make you look like a dork, but I drive a lot and am on the phone all the time, so I'd rather avoid the ticket.

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Old 04-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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I used to have one of the most inexpensive Motorola ones and it worked great back in the days of flip phones. Our current cars (Kia & Hyundai) have built in Bluetooth through the sound system and it works quite well. If I'm not in the car, and I need hands free, i usually just use the earbuds/mic that came with the iPhone or if no one else is around then I might just tap the speaker phone icon and set the phone down in front of me.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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I used to have one of the most inexpensive Motorola ones and it worked great back in the days of flip phones. Our current cars (Kia & Hyundai) have built in Bluetooth through the sound system and it works quite well. If I'm not in the car, and I need hands free, i usually just use the earbuds/mic that came with the iPhone or if no one else is around then I might just tap the speaker phone icon and set the phone down in front of me.
BTDT. It gets cumbersome, especially if you are in and out of the car a lot. The speaker works to hear, but not so great to talk.

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Old 04-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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I used to have one of the most inexpensive Motorola ones and it worked great back in the days of flip phones. Our current cars (Kia & Hyundai) have built in Bluetooth through the sound system and it works quite well. If I'm not in the car, and I need hands free, i usually just use the earbuds/mic that came with the iPhone or if no one else is around then I might just tap the speaker phone icon and set the phone down in front of me
Yeah, I have one of those built in bluetooth devices in my car and it works great. The only place that I would need a bluetooth device is my car though. I can't think of anything else..
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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I tried a bunch of in-ear headsets a couple of years ago and they all sounded horrible (my hearing isn't the best). I ended up with a BlueAnt (S3 I think) visor mount that I have been insanely happy with. Excellent sound and it makes a great portable speaker for meetings.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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I've tried like 4...Jawbone, Jawbone II, etc. All the same, either poor vocal quality or poor listening quality. And some are barbarically uncomfortable.

Sure, they make you look like a dork, but I drive a lot and am on the phone all the time, so I'd rather avoid the ticket.

Thoughts?

I've can spend about a Benjamin.
from personal experience, I have to say I'm kind of surprised at how nice the Motorola Sliver has been. Very nice sound. Surprising how people can hear with a fair amount of ambient noise around me. Nice...but I would be curious about car kits if I were you.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
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Bought them to listen to books and music without the dangly cord to the phone. Good sound for music and learned by happenstance they work great for phone calls.





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Old 04-14-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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I think the whole idea of bluetooth is a bunch of bullshit.

Give me an old FM headset anyday over bluetooth.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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Yeah, I have one of those built in bluetooth devices in my car and it works great. The only place that I would need a bluetooth device is my car though. I can't think of anything else..
Same here, also something for people with older car with tape deck adapters....or newer ones with 3.5mm jacks. If you run an Android phone into it the microphone will automatically work like a speaker phone. On my long drives with the Accord I just kept the phone on my lap....and made me actually happy to have a tape deck VS my old car's CD player.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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I have a free standing Motorola that clips on my windshield visor, rechargeable battery operated, works fine. It's a few years old and still works well. I hear people clearly, they hear me.

Some portable Bluetooth devices suck in that if your car is close to your house, the unit in the car picks up the signal and takes it from your phone. The one I have stops when you leave the car.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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back when i drove over the road i used a motorola blue parrot..$100.00, works great.everything else i tried was junk.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #13
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I hate shit that goes in my ears. I've got two pairs of these, one at work one at home. comes with a dongle for computer listening, and will pair with a phone. Doesn't work like one of those bluetooth in hear stupidsets though, can't answer phone calls with it. Does fine with things like skype though.

I get about 7 hours of battery life from a full charge with mine.
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