Hands-free technology has come under scrutiny, and many of the current hands-free technologies in cars may soon become illegal. However, the one hands-free device that remains legally intact is the Bluetooth headset which has come a long way since its first introduction into the world of mobile technology. So if you are in the market for one of these devices, here are some to consider.
Motorola (News - Alert) HX550
This device is very light, coming in at only 9 grams, but sports a fairly long battery life in getting around 9 hours of talk time on a single charge. The sound quality is considered good, plus if you are an Android (News - Alert) user this headset will let you listen to messages that you get from your phone. The Motorola HX550 will set you back about $40.
LG Tone HBS-700
LG’s take on the Bluetooth headset is slightly different from what you expect. Rather than a small device that sits on one ear, this headset has buds for both ears. It also comes with the same benefit to Android users as the Motorola HX550. The device sports a slightly longer battery life at 10 hours of talking time and a slightly higher price point at $45.
Jabra (News - Alert) Wave
This device doesn’t offer as long of a battery life coming in at only about 6 hours. It does have some upside as it has a much longer microphone than your average Bluetooth headset. This can be credited with high audio performance the headset touts. The Wave will cost you about $42.
All three headsets have quality audio performance and all of them tout some sort of silencing technology. They also can work with multiple devices. So in the case of having a personal cell phone and a work phone, you would only need one headset. In looking at the headsets it is probably best to pick one that works with your phone and provides sufficient battery life for the amount of time you plan on using it.
Edited by Juliana Kenny