What to Consider When Buying a Bluetooth Headset

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Bluetooth headset's are becoming a must have when you purchase a new mobile phone. There are many benefits to having a hands free wireless device. Some of the benefits include safety when driving, the ability to multi-task, and the ease of use when talking on your mobile phone. Some states have gone as far as making it illegal to drive and talk on your mobile phone without a hands-free device. Almost all of the new mobile phones today come with Bluetooth to connect a hands-free headset too.

Some people don't understand how the technology works. It's helpful to understand some of the history and background on a Bluetooth device before buying one. The technology has been around since before 2000 but didn't catch on till recently. The technology behind Bluetooth technology allows two devices to communicate with each other. This technology operates over radio waves in the 2.4 GHz range which is a low-frequency type of radio wave. Bluetooth can be used for other purposes like keyboards, mice, and portable mp3 devices. You can use this technology to transfer data and voice communications to your mobile device. When you use a Bluetooth headset you should understand there are some distance limitations when connecting it to your mobile phone. Some higher end units can operate up to 30 feet depending on the power of the antenna.

When you're looking to buy a Bluetooth headset some devices will have better features than others. Some of the basic feature you will find will be the ability to answer or ignore the calls. You will also want to read reviews on different models to help you understand what others think of the call quality. This can sometimes be a deciding factor above price when deciding on which one to buy. Some headsets try to stand out from the rest with innovative designs like the Plantronics Discovery 925 or with interchangeable design covers like the Jabra BT3010. A more recent Bluetooth headset design innovation has been the inclusion of LED screens. The BlueAnt Wireless V12 LCD Bluetooth headset and the Nokia BH-902 both feature a tiny little display for caller ID.

There are always new models coming out each year so deciding can become difficult when there are so many to choose from. Also check with your mobile phone specification to make sure that the model you have is compatible with the Bluetooth headset you are looking at buying. When looking for the latest Bluetooth device you can find great features like voice dialing, call mute, and dialing the last number called. You will also find with the newest Bluetooth and increase in speed and the ability to eliminate interference. With greater performance you can also get an increase in battery life. This can be important if you are on the road for long periods of time.

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This article was published on 2010/04/24