Hands-On Review: SupertoothHD Bluetooth Speakerphone

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You need a hands-free device if you're gonna use your cell phone while driving.  These days, that's pretty much a given.  And for most folk, most of the time, that little Borg-implant Bluetooth earpiece will do the job just fine.  But what if the other people in the car with you need to listen in on — much less participate in — your phone call?  Goes without saying that passing an earpiece from passenger to passenger just isn't going to cut it.

The answer may be a true Bluetooth speakerphone accessory.  Enter the Supertooth HD (‚Äö√ᬮ99.00): a speakerphone on steroids whose capabilities start with voice-command telephony.  Once you've paired it with your handset, clip it to your car's visor; a tap of its oversized volume knob will prepare it for your voice commands.  Answer, reject, or ignore incoming calls, call up to five pre-configured entries in your phone's directory, even get a verbal status of the rechargable battery's capacity.

And that's just the included functions — sign up for the extended service and you'll be able to verbally compose SMS messages, emails, even Facebook and Twitter updates.  (While your car's safely parked, they hasten to add…)  You can try out the service free for six months before committing to the US$4.00/month (or US$40.00/yr) subscription. 

One more nifty (physical) feature: the visor clip uses magnets to attach to the Supertooth, so it's easy to unsnap the main unit to lock up or take with you if you don't want to leave it in the car.

Check out our hands-on review below:


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