Choosing to avoid using your cell phone while driving can be an excellent way to reduce the
chance that you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident. There are a large number of
areas which have declared the use of cell phones or other similar electrical devices to be a
chargeable offense. If you do not use a vehicle for business, putting your phone away may
be easy. For many people, however, the need to be in contact with clients or their office is
critical even when they are on the road.
For individuals such as these, hands-free car kits may be more of a necessity than a luxury.
The key is choosing which kit you will use in your car. The range of features that are available
may vary substantially from model to model. Here are a few tips that you can use to make
choosing the right kit much easier and more straightforward.
How do you use your cell or smart phone?
How you use your cell or smart phone may have a huge impact on the model of handfree car kit
you will place in your vehicle. A person who communicates via voice calls may need different
features than someone who receives texts and needs to be able to find out what these messages
had to say. Even someone who takes a lot of voice calls may want to find a way to handle sensitive
calls that may not be suitable to take over a speaker phone. Finally, if your phone also functions
as a GPS unit, you may need a kit that positions your phone’s screen in a location where it is
By figuring out how you use your phone most you will be able to look for features that make it
easier and safer for you to do so. It can also help you find a model that may not have all of the
bells and whistles but which will do what you need it to do in a way that is effective and
If you make or take a lot of voice calls
If you do a lot of voice calling, you need to make sure that you are looking for a handfree car kit
that allows you to answer and make voice calls using verbal signals. There is nothing worse
than a voice dialer that cannot understand what you are saying. You may want to test out several
models and decide which has the most accurate voice recognition software. Make sure that you
test it in quiet conditions as well as conditions where there is a fairly large amount of background
If you are someone who uses a speakerphone but needs some privacy you may want to look at
a handfree system that includes both an earpiece and a speaker system. This will allow you
more privacy during sensitive calls and will allow you to use your speaker phone in circumstances
where you may have more than one involved party in the vehicle with you.
Text message’s may want other features
There may be different features which are better for someone who receives a lot of text messages.
Some handfree car kits will actually read out text messages to you. This can be much safer than
trying to read them yourself. Just make sure that the device is accurate so that you do not receive
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