If you own a mobile device and drive a motor vehicle, you must already be aware of the dangers of using your mobile while driving. Some of those risks can be mitigated with the use of a Bluetooth handsfree device.
A Bluetooth handsfree device lets you take your calls without having to take your eyes off the road and your hands off the steering wheel.
I have used a handful of them over the years. I thought I’d share what I currently use. Its a basic, beautiful piece named the E8.
- Bluetooth v2.0 with Downward Compatibility all the way to V1.0
- Frequency Response: 2.4 GHz-2.480 GHz
- Weight: 10 g/pc
- Talking Time: 6 hours
- Standby time: 120 hours
- Transmission distance: 10M
- Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Battery
- Accessories: Adaptor, Binaural line, User Guide, Binaural Tubing
The E8 is has a very sleek-looking design that got my attention immediately. It certainly looks more expensive than it really is. It also comes with a hook and earpiece extension that allows you to use it a stereo earphone for listening to music (it has both headset and hands-free profiles integrated).
I have used this particular model with a range of mobiles from different manufacturers, and it has performed beautifully well. Pairing it with a phone is as easy as holding down the power button till its a steady red, then initiating a pair action from your mobile. Once completed, the LED light blinks a steady blue and you are good to go.
Despite the “Nokia” label, the E8 is clearly a Chinese product and is certainly not listed in Nokia’s line-up of products. However, paired with the Nokia N8 or E7, it certainly looks cool on you – and gets the job done nicely.
The E8 cost N3,000 only when I purchased it about 6 months ago.
Do you use a handsfree headset when driving? What model do you use?