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Products: Bluetooth car kits

THE latest designed to make the fleet manager's role easier.

Jabra BT250

THE Jabra Bluetooth headset has up to eight hours of talk time between charging and a standby time of up to 10 days.

The 23-gram earpiece fits behind the ear and uses sound-absorbing material designed to reduce distortion and improve sound quality.

The headset has a uni-directional microphone for clear voice pick-up and calls can be made or received cordlessly using the headset.

The system works up to a range of 10 metres and drivers are able to access functions such as call transfer and last number redial via the headset.
Price: approx £79.99
Contact: www.panasonicmobile.com

Sony Ericsson HCB-30

THE HCB-30 needs to be installed into the vehicle as it operates through the car's stereo speakers, but this should take no longer than 20 minutes, the firm claims. As the kit is installed, standard talk time or standby times do not apply. The car kit can be used with any Bluetooth-enabled phone and comes with an electronics box, microphone, control panel, standard music mute and power cables. Once installed, the car stereo automatically mutes when a call comes in and the call is heard through the speakers. A five-button control panel enables users to activate the phone, control volume and answer or reject calls.
Price: £149.99
Contact: www.sonyericsson.com/uk


THE Samsung car kit is a plug-and-go unit which fits into the cigarette lighter socket. As the unit is constantly charging, there is no standard talk time or standby time as it remains constantly charged. The unit has an integrated speaker and microphone to transmit calls and can be positioned around the driver's seat to achieve the best sound. Noise and echo cancellation functions are also included. The kit is compatible with Samsung handsets, including the E100, X100, X600, E800 and E820.
Price: £79.99
Contact: www.carphonewarehouse.com

Motorola HF800

THE Motorola Bluetooth Wireless Speaker clips to the sun visor, unlike traditional units which fit behind the ear. It uses a one watt speaker which transmits the caller's voice and uses echo and noise cancellation technology to improve sound. A multi-function key on the top of the unit answers, ends, and initiates calls. Three-way call and call hold functions are also available. The kit has three hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time. To re-charge the system, users can plug the unit into a Motorola in-vehicle charger.
Price: £79.99
Contact: www.motorola.co.uk

Southwing Neocar

THE Southwing Neocar Bluetooth handsfree car kit requires no installation and is compatible with all Bluetooth mobile phones. The unit plugs into the cigarette socket of the vehicle. It uses digital noise reduction and echo cancellation to improve sound quality through its adjustable, integrated microphone. One multi-function button controls all calls with additional features including voice dialling, last number redial and transfer call to phone for privacy. A separate power on and off switch and volume control sits on the side of the unit. The system comes with a two-year warranty and is available in five neutral colours.
Price: £79.99
Contact: www.expansys.com

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