Study: California Hands-Free Law Could Save Hundreds Of Lives

It's inching closer to July 1, the day that California, one of the highest vehicular-populated states will enact a law requiring the use of a hands-free type of cell phone device while driving and completely banning mobile usage for those under the age of 18. A recent study has shown that this law could prevent… »5/14/08 1:20pm5/14/08 1:20pm

Pioneer AVIC-F Series Media, Navigation Systems Features Advanced Voice Recognition

Pioneer has announced a few new additions to its line of car navigation systems. The AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT and AVIC-F90BT come with features like iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, MSN Direct, HD Radio, XM, Sirius, CD, DVD, USB, SD and more. Although, the real specialness comes from their voice recognition abilities. »4/21/08 1:40pm4/21/08 1:40pm

Lamborghini-Branded Bluetooth Headset: Coincidence Anyone?

We love Lamborghinis as much as the next guy around these parts, but there's always something peculiar if not alarming about the drivers of these cars—at least those who use Lamborghinis as daily transportation. And yes, these are the kind of people who thrive on Bluetooth headsets. They always have one on, waiting… »3/26/08 5:05pm3/26/08 5:05pm

DS-400GB Integrates GPS, Bluetooth, Kitchen Sink Into Rear-view Mirror

The DS-400GB is a new solution to the problem of dash clutter—you know—when you have Bluetooth modules, navigation units, backup camera displays and more all over the dash. This device takes all of those goods and integrates it into the rear-view mirror. The right side of the rear-view mirror is sectioned off as the… »3/26/08 11:20am3/26/08 11:20am

Neck-Mounted Bluetooth Headset Won't Make You A Beauty Pageant Winner

By now you should be well aware of the cellphone usage laws for your state, but if you can't bear wearing a Bluetooth headset on your ear, there are other options. This takes the traditional Bluetooth headset and turns it into a god-awful ugly neck-mounted contraption is that will draw more blank stares than if you… »2/29/08 1:45pm2/29/08 1:45pm

Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Speakerphone Can Talk To You, Isn't KITT-Related

Slow down commenters. Yes, this is a gadget inside of your car capable of talking to you, but it isn't Knight Rider-related so cool down a bit. The Sony Ericsson HCB-150 is a Bluetooth speakerphone that attaches to your visor and includes one heck of a feature not seen in very many car cellphone accessories. »2/15/08 3:30pm2/15/08 3:30pm

SurfaceSound Compact Is a Bluetooth Speakerphone of a Different Flavor

In the overcrowded world of automotive Bluetooth speakerphones, innovation isn't all that common. But the SurfaceSound Compact has broken from the pack, defied the odds, and proved itself to be both intuitive and innovative. The speakerphone mounts conveniently on the visor. Rather than sporting unnecessary and… »1/28/08 5:00pm1/28/08 5:00pm

Anycom Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker Eliminates Unnecessary Cables

Anycom is touting what it believes is the world's first solar-powered cellphone car speaker system, complete with Bluetooth wireless technology. You know, I'm thoroughly sick of all of the "world's first" labeling that gets thrown around, but I'll reserve that for a separate rant. Fact is, this "world's first" device… »1/25/08 12:00pm1/25/08 12:00pm

Parrot RK8200 Head Unit Looks Too Much Like a Cellphone

All right, I get it. People like to talk on the phone in the car. This is an established behavior that I have to deal with, but the RK8200 from Parrot is just a bit too much. This after-market head unit looks like a cellphone. The green and red buttons to the 12 button dialpad and even the LCD screen just scream… »1/21/08 11:00am1/21/08 11:00am

Plantronics Hates Bluetooth-Wearing Jerks, Develops 12V DC Charging Headset

There is a time and a place for using a Bluetooth headset and the most common is in the car. I'm sorry if you do it, but if you wear one of these in public, you are a grade A, private first class asshole, period. Plantronics' 665 is a headset looking to combat and reduce the number of assholes, at least until car… »12/22/07 1:30pm12/22/07 1:30pm