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?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.