Key features to consider when choosing a Bluetooth Handsfree Carkit for your iPhone

You have just purchased an iPhone and you understand that you will need to organise a hands-free car kit if you wish to use the phone while driving. With the driving regulations it is illegal to use a phone while driving unless you are using a car kit.

These hands free devices use Bluetooth wireless technology to carry your calls from an earpiece or speaker to your iPhone. If your iPhone rings while you’re behind the wheel, all you need to do is press a button to answer the call. You can talk and listen through the earpiece, mic and speakers – and keep both hands on the wheel while driving.

So when looking at an iPhone car kit, here are the top features to consider:

Call Quality
Though iPhones are wildly popular, but, depending on your carrier, the call quality can be lacking. You need to keep this in mind when shopping for a car kit because you don’t want to make it any worse. Some of the cheaper car kits exacerbate the iPhone’s  call quality by adding static to the call. This makes it very difficult for you to hear calls, and very difficult for anyone to hear you. Sometimes, static can be reduced by bringing  the iPhone closer to your earpiece. If that doesn’t solve the problem, return the kit to the store and consider buying a slightly more expensive model. Static is rarely a problem with the more expensive earpieces.

Dash Mount Holder
Some iPhone car kits come with mounts on which you can dock your iPhone much as you would a portable sat nav receiver.
This enables you to see the numbers of incoming calls and easily tap the screen to answer the call.
It also can replace your standalone sat nav  device if you’ve purchased a sat nav app for your iPhone from the iTunes Store.

Handsfree car Kits

 

 

Visual Display and control
Consider a car kit with a visual display if you like to keep your phone in your pocket while driving.
These screens will flash and display the numbers of incoming calls, and some even offer additional
remote control of your iPhone. For example, if you’re using your car kit to stream music
from your phone to your car radio, you can adjust the volume and jump to another song using the screen.

Sound Volume
IPhone car kits vary in speaker quality. Less expensive models often have small speakers that can be difficult to hear while driving even when the volume is turned all the way up. More expensive kits, on the other hand,
offer higher-quality speakers that can overpower trucks,screeching brakes and other road noise.

Additional Power
Some car kits  will recharge your iPhone when it’s connected via your car’s cigarette lighter or a wired in option. This can be important if you talk a lot on the phone while driving. The iPhone’s Bluetooth chip will drain the device’s battery more quickly when it’s turned on, and you do not want to miss calls because your iPhone is dead.

There are unlimited accessories for your iPhone, whether it’s a 3G, 3GS, 4 – or even the latest iPhone. If you drive a lot, a car kit is a must-have. A car kit makes talking on the go easy and is much safer and meets your legal requirements.
You have just purchased an iPhone and you understand that you will need to organise a hands-free car kit if you
wish to use the phone while driving. With the driving regulations it is illegal to use a phone
while driving unless you are using a car kit.

We supply and install car kits for more information click here

 

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