I’ve definitely raised an eyebrow when I’ve seen what looks like someone talking to themselves at a restaurant, only to notice some giant bluetooth headset stuck in their ear. But with “hands-free” being the only legal option in many states for car cellphone usage, and as a mom of four who needs her hands for all sorts of things other than holding a mobile phone, I agreed to give the hands free headset from Jabra a try.
The Jabra Stone bluetooth headset is far different than anything I’ve ever seen or tried, with extremely sleek over the ear styling, which means it looks and feels more like an earphone and less like you’re a sportscaster with some headset sticking out of your ear. Add the comfort gel attachments and sizing for a smaller, female ear, and it’s actually pretty comfortable.
It took me all of three seconds to set it up — no calling in the geeky, tech-savvy husband to try to get it to work. And the sound quality was just as good, if not better, than me actually holding my iPhone to my ear.
Best of all, the sleek little Jabra Stone holder is actually its own portable charging unit. So when you’re not using the headset, it’s easy to find, and safe from all the kid stuff you’ve
got rolling around in your bag. Whether you’ll use it all the time, or like me, just keep it handy for phone calls while chasing after the kids, it’s fabulous.
We also advise you to be judicious about cell phone use in the car, even when it’s hands-free.