Bluetooth Rear View Mirror

By: Rayaz Siddiqi

With many states and communities making it illegal to hold a cellular phone while you drive, a hands free car kit is becoming almost a necessity. However, many people may have an aversion to having a bundle of wires hanging around their car, and like the idea of the convenience of a Bluetooth car kit for their cell phone.

Different options are available for using a Bluetooth car kit from headset to speakers that attach to your sun visor or sit on the center console. All have the excellent clarity of sound that Bluetooth technology offers, and with the use of some headsets, you can even leave your phone in your briefcase or coat pocket and make all your calls through the headset and your Bluetooth car kit.

Many models of the Bluetooth car kit also include an LCD screen that mounts on your dashboard or console, and a few have touch-screen capabilities to help dialing numbers that are not programmed into speed or voice dial. If your phone includes the service, caller ID is also shown on the screen. Others may include an infrared control that mounts to your steering wheel for initiating or answering calls without taking you eyes off the road.

If your car radio is equipped with muting capabilities, some of the Bluetooth car kits can be set to mute your radio automatically whenever you use your phone. Depending on the features you are looking for in a Bluetooth car kit, you can plan to spend between $100 and $225, but kits including the LCD screen with lots of bells and whistles can run the price as high as $400.

Not only can you enjoy the wireless convenience of a Bluetooth car kit, the price of having one can be offset by primarily the safety factor involved of not fiddling with your cell phone while you drive and maybe causing a fatal accident. Additionally the cost of a ticket if you get caught holding your phone in an area in which it is illegal to do so, can be much higher than the price of a Bluetooth car kit.

Whether you choose a bells and whistles laden Bluetooth car kit, one that clips to your sun visor on one built into a headset, the call clarity is sure to be more than satisfactory and the convenience of not having wires running everywhere through the front of your car will be equally satisfactory.

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