WASHINGTON, DC--Hands-free technology allows users to wirelessly connect their phones to an earpiece for hands free talking.
Which one will get the job done for you? We have compiled a list of consumer reviews from all across the web to help you go hands free.
When purchasing a hands free device, many consumers look for comfortable fit, sleek design, good battery life all at a reasonable price. Weigh your options and go hands free!
Here are the top 10 hands free devices on the market today.
Corded Headset with Microphone- Average cost $15
Advantages: No need for batteries, stereo sound if you wear both ear buds at the same time.
Disadvantages: Tangled wires, microphone can rub on clothing and cause excess noise.
Blue Ant Q1: Average cost: $54
Advantages: One touch answering, comfortable
Disadvantages: Poor battery life, misinterpreted voice commands
Aliph Jawbone Icon- Average cost: $72
Advantages: Spoken announcements about battery life and caller ID, long battery life
Disadvantages: Some difficulty connecting to phone, may fall out of ear
Plantronics Discovery 975- Average cost: $65
Advantages: Comfortable, professional, small, excellent noise reduction
Disadvantages: Talk button is sometimes hard to press, reviewers heard a "hiss"
Plantronics Voyager Pro- Average cost: $59
Advantages: Works with iPhone, indicates when battery is low
Disadvantages: Heavy, some complain of design flaws, discomfort
Aliph Jawbone Prime- Average cost: $99 - $139
Advantages: Fashionable, snug ear fit, cancels out wind noise
Disadvantages: Has hidden buttons, a singular volume button, soft volume
Jabra Extreme- Average cost: $34
Advantages: Features "Noise Blackout", voice enhancement
Disadvantages: Some say it has a "boring design", soft volume
USB Multimedia Stereo Headset- Average cost: $50
Advantages: Can be used with phone, music or computer, good sound quality
Disadvantages: bulky, outdated, loose connections to cell phone
Motorola HS850 Bluetooth headset- Average cost: $30
Advantages: Clear sound, easy to use, small
Disadvantages: Slippery, flat design, hard to hold
Motorola H710- Average cost $24
Advantages: Rated "very good" by alatest.com, customers say it has high comfort, good sound quality.
Disadvantages: Several users say the microphone stopped working after several months. Others said the device stopped holding a charge after a few months of use as well.
(All reviews were obtained from various consumer review websites such as www.google.com/products, www.mobiletechreview.com, www.reviews.cnet.com)