The 3 most important things to consider in a handsfree system:
- Ease of use – Just how hands free is it? A handsfree device that requires heavy user interfacing simply takes your concentration off the road, which defeats the purpose. All of our systems feature voice recognition which allows you to make, answer and reject phone calls with your voice and, since it is simply using your phones built in application, you can actually send text messages, emails and make calendar appointments handsfree! Some of our systems even come with a steering wheel mounted remote control to make common functions easier.
- Integration – In order for a handsfree system to be really useful, it needs to integrate very well with the vehicles other systems. If you have to manually turn down the radio when a phone call comes in, because the handsfree system is not integrated with the audio system, you’re not exactly handsfree! Our systems will automatically silence any audio playing, allowing you to hear the phone call easily without any interaction from you. Hands on the wheel, that’s the idea!
- Media Oriented – The best handsfree systems also offer up ways for you to play your media devices in your car in addition to handsfree phone calling. Some of ours offer an iPod connection as well as an auxiliary and a USB connection that allows you to play your own music in your car through your handsfree system.
Having great products is one thing…
The real value of a handsfree system is in it’s installation. Knowing where to place your microphone is key to good call quality because placing it in the wrong location can cause severe echo and noise from the vehicles air vents and windows. When it comes to the systems that integrate directly with the vehicles radio wiring, especially if you have an upgrade factory audio system, expert level measurements must be taken to ensure a safe and reliable integration with your factory equipment. Tools such as phase detectors, oscilloscopes and multimeters are the tools of the trade for this kind of job, and most low bidders don’t even know what these are, let alone how to use them!