While many new cars are set up to connect via Bluetooth to our smartphones, we don’t all drive brand new cars. You can still be safer in your car by using a simple hands free device when making or receiving phone calls. My last car (2002 Lexus LS) did not have the ability to connect with my phone, my latest car I bought last week (2009 Chrysler Sebring) had an option for this, but it is not on my car. I’m using a Parrot Minikit+ instead. If you need a gift still, this is great for drivers. It really is a very handy device.
I have had a Parrot for a while now and told you about it first back 2010. Now my son has the original Parrot I had and I have a new one they just sent me. You can see they do not take up a lot of space at all. I just clip it onto my sun visor. It easily unclips to tuck away in a glove box for security if you want also. This version allows me to connect two phones wirelessly via Bluetooth – that means Hubby and I both can use it with our phones. Very hand for us – this is in my car, but when we go out in the evening it is the car we usually take so it is nice to have both phones connected. I have to admit Hubby is not very good about not using his phone while driving which frustrates me – I don’t mind hands free at all, but that is not what he does in his own car.
This really is a very simple device to use and keeps you from fumbling with your phone when you shouldn’t be! Parrot makes several different models of hands-free devices and other products and I have been pleased with the quality and performance of all the items I have tried. You can find Parrot hands-free kits at retail stores like Brookstone and Best Buy and online at Amazon – plus lots of other online and retail stores.
Disclosure: I was provided a sample of this item as stated above. Opinions are my own.
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