Voice-Enabled Bluetooth in-Car Speakerphones
>>>>> Business Problem: You’re in the car, but you still need to be able to make and receive important phone calls without taking your hands off of the wheel or your eyes off of the road.
>>>>> Technology Solution: Voice-Enabled Bluetooth in-Car Speakerphones
Product: Jabra Cruiser
Functionality: The Jabra Cruiser speakerphone is equipped with dual-microphone technology that eliminates background noise. The Voice Announcements feature announces the names and numbers of callers, pairing instructions, and device status reports, such as low battery and connection status. This device is also equipped with an FM transmitter, A2DP, and AVRCP, which allow users to stream and control stereo music through their cars’ speakers. The device offers up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 13 days of standby time. USB and car chargers are included.
Business Benefits: No installation is needed. Users just clip the speakerphone onto their visors and they are ready to go. A multiuse function allows users to control two devices at the same time.
Contact: Jabra at 1-800-327-2230; www.jabra.com.
Product: Parrot Minikit Slim
Functionality: The Parrot Minikit Slim offers voice dialing via integrated, multispeaker voice recognition software and spoken caller ID via text-to-speech output in English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, or French. Parrot DSP2 noise cancellation and echo reduction provide a clear conversation. The device features a three-button user interface and flat-panel speakers. It also offers up to 10 hours of talk time and 20 days of standby time. USB and car chargers are included.
Business Benefits: This device pairs with up to five cell phones and their contact lists (up to 2,500 contacts). Once paired, the Parrot Minikit Slim automatically synchronizes its phonebook with contacts on users’ mobile phones. The phonebook on the Minikit Slim is updated seamlessly whenever it connects.
Contact: Parrot at 1-309-834-0323; www.parrotshopping.com.
Product: BlueAnt S1
Functionality: The BlueAnt S1 features voice recognition that allows users to dial and answer calls with voice commands. It also features noise, wind, and echo cancellation, digital volume control, last-call redial, and the ability to stream music from supported A2DP Bluetooth devices. In addition, the S1 can be used with cell phone GPS applications that communicate through A2DP, such as the iPhone TomTom GPS application, allowing users to hear turn-by-turn direction information from a GPS application. It offers up to 15 hours of talk time and 800 hours of standby time.
Business Benefits: The BlueAnt S1 allows users to connect two cell phones simultaneously and answer the one that rings, or one cell phone and one A2DP Bluetooth music source.
Contact: BlueAnt at 1-866-891-3032; www.myblueant.com.