Bluetooth headsets can be expensive. It’s easy to forget to charge your Bluetooth, and occasionally the little headset gets misplaced. In situations like these, you need a backup plan. With the new GoJo headset, you can actually suspend your mobile phone on the side of your head so that you can both hear and talk comfortably without holding the phone in your hands.
The GoJo headset works by attaching via suction cup to the back of your mobile phone. The headset goes around your entire head instead of fitting over your ear, which supports the extra weight of the phone. The headset is also adjustable to help you find the perfect fit. You may have to remove your phone from its case to use this solution because the suction cup needs to stick to a smooth surface.
This solution will obviously be less comfortable for heavy phones. For instance, an Android phone with a sliding keyboard will be thick and awkward against the side of your head. Also, you will have to set the suction cup by trial and error to find the ideal location. Unless you mark the spot on the back of your phone, this will require your caller to wait each time you have a conversation.
Testers from Wired found that the sliding arm that holds the suction cup popped out if pulled down too far. While the sliding arm popped back into place easily, a heavy phone could cause the arm to slide out of socket, which could lead to the phone becoming detached from the headset.
The GoJo is an “As Seen on TV” product, which means that it is associated with some amusing commercials. One depicts a user holding a five-pound laptop against the side of his head after attaching the laptop to the GoJo headset. The commercial also says that the headset reduces texting while driving, which is ironic since texting is difficult when your phone is pinned against your head.
The headsets come in packs of two and are available for sale on the GoJo website. On the GoJo website, the company is running a Buy One Get One Free sale, which means that you’ll get four headsets for the price of two. Also, the website is enclosing non-slip bonus grip mats to help the phone stick to the suction cups. The headsets retail for $10 plus a shipping cost of $7.95 and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Edited by Jennifer Russell