Many cities and states are requiring cell phone users to pull over and talk, or use hands-free devices. These laws have made Bluetooth technology even more popular with cell phone users than ever before. To make a successful wireless connection, though, cell phone users must keep their cell phones (with Bluetooth capability) within a maximum range of 30 feet from their headsets.
Different versions of Bluetooth technologies are available to cell phone users, and the type of headset selected depends primarily on the type of technology used by the cell phone. Although the technologies are different, major brands offer many of the same types of headset styles. Choose the style that fits most comfortably and conveniently. Some of these styles include:
- Over-the-ear models: These types of Bluetooth headsets fit around the wearer's ear. They will fit around either the wearer's right or left ear, depending on the user's preference. Many people find these to be more comfortable than models that fit directly in the ear.
- In-ear models: These headsets fit snugly into the wearer's ear canal. Because they are inconspicuous and fit securely, they are quite popular with Bluetooth users.
- Specialty headsets: Some models also double as Bluetooth sunglasses or stereo headphones. Adapters can also be purchased for motorcycle helmets.
Note: Bluetooth users with MP3 cell phones may want to consider purchasing a Bluetooth headset that offers an Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, or A2DP, for optimal sound enhancement.
Bluetooth Headset Features are offered that will accommodate the needs or whims of almost any user. Users searching for top-quality sound, or fashion gurus who change their headset appearance with each outfit will be able to find the set that meets their needs.
Choose from headsets that feature a caller ID display, for use when the phone is beyond the user's reach. Many prefer a compact design, which provides a less conspicuous look and more portability. Models without boom microphones are usually more compact than their counterparts. If size isn't a problem, though, a boom microphone provides users with topnotch sound clarity. This microphone juts out from the headset and extends toward the mouth, though, so everyone around will hear the speaker's words as clearly as the person on the other end of the phone.
The majority of Bluetooth headsets are sold with a Bluetooth headset charger, but extras can always be purchased at electronics stores. Another helpful feature is a Bluetooth USB adapter. This will allow users to transfer files from their cell phones to computers, or to create a wireless connection for the computer by using the cell phone.
Many Bluetooth users also take advantage of pouches and holsters that store the headset when it is not in use. These may be sold as part of an accessory bundle with the headset, or may need to be purchased individually.
Stay connected, and stay legal, with Bluetooth technology. Keep in touch with friends without taking the risks associated with cell phone usage and unsafe driving. The benefits of Bluetooth technologies certainly outweigh the expense, so take the time to choose the right model. Everyone else will benefit too!