Have you ever gotten booked by the traffic police for speaking on the phone while driving? Then Plantronics’ K100 in-car speakerphone, a mini loudspeaker launched last week, is the ideal gadget for you.
The gadget has just three buttons (FM, Call/Switch off/Switch on and Mute), a jog dial (for volume control) and an LED that lights up when the device is switched on. Moreover, it is easy to set up with “QuickPair” , which eliminates the need for a pass key. It took just 15 seconds to pair with my BlackBerry and was ready to make a call in under 15 more seconds. Any phone with Bluetooth in it can be used with Plantronics K100.
Plantronics’ speakerphone has a FM transmitter that can stream the audio to your car’s speakers. All you need to do is tune the car’s radio to any of the five preset frequencies and it’s set. The speaker in the K100 produces a clear sound and it’s unlikely you’ll have to shout to be heard. What’s amazing is that the speakerphone sports a battery life of 14 hours’ talktime and 15 days’ standby time.
All-in-all, Plantronics K100 is a versatile Bluetooth speakerphone perfect for any vehicle, and any Bluetooth-enabled phone. The Plantronics K100 costs Rs2,000.