I live in a part of the world (Ontario) that has recently enacted a “headset while driving” law. It’s about time. Although studies have shown that people that talk on the phone while driving are more accident prone, the same studies have shown that people that use headsets are slightly less accident prone. The fact is, if you’re on the phone you’re not completely focusing on the road.
That might explain my last 2 accidents !
That might explain my last 2 tickets in 6 months (and I’m not kidding).
If I’m driving, I’m on the phone. Calling clients, catching up with the office, friends, and of course, calling my wife ! And for as long as I have had a cell phone I have had a headset for my cell.
Problem is, ever since I switched from a wired cell headset model to a Bluetooth I have struggled with the quality and technology. So I am left believing that Bluetooth headsets suck.
Just for reference purposes, I have owned:
- The Plantronics Voyageur 510. The sound quality was OK. The little ear bud piece hurt my ear after a while of wearing it.
- Samsung (I forget the model number). The headset drove me crazy. It never stayed on my ear. If I turned around to check my blind spot the headset would fall off.
- Motorola HS820 is the headset I am using now. It’s actually a decent headset, but people constantly complain they can’t hear me. So I guess it’s not really a decent headset.
So I am coming to you for advice.
I spoke with a client last week about Bluetooth headsets and they highly recommended the Jawbone. Seems like a decent headset, a little pricey, but, I am wondering about the quality. Spoke with someone else and they recommended BlueAnt (pictured right). Also a pricey headset.
So do any of you have any recommendations ? If so then how’s the sound ? Mic ? Wearability ? Does your headset maintain it’s sync with the phone or does it need to be constantly re-sync’ed ?
I will share my experience with you once I have tested it / them.