Do you use a Bluetooth headset while driving? A lot of us do. How would you like to do the same thing, but hands free with nothing in your ear? Now you can! The Blueant S1 stereo Bluetooth headset is awesome for the iPhone! you can get it in the TiPb accessory store for $59.95. Now, why would you want to do that? Because this hands-free headset rocks!
I have been using the Blueant S1 for a while now and I have to tell you it is great for so many reasons. First of all the speaker is really lightweight and small. It has a detachable clip that allows you to slip it on to a window visor in your car. if you don't want the clip, it easily pops right off. There are only three buttons on the Blueant S1; Green for power on/off as well as activating the iPhone's Voice Control. Green also answers your calls. Red ends a call and if you hold it down, it will dial the last phone number from the phone app.
Using Voice Control with the iPhone could not be simpler; press the green button and wait for the Voice Control prompt from the iPhone. this works like a charm. You can call anyone or play music all from the press of the green button.
Speaking of music, you can use the Blueant S1 as a standalone speaker in your car. You can use the Blueant S1 for making calla but plug in your iPhone to your csr stereo and enjoy the freedom of Apple's Voice Control.
Outside of using the Blueant S1 as a car-based hands-free device, you can also just slip it in your bag and use it as a desktop Bluetooth speaker, or as I have, use it as a portable speakerphone! During the last month I have been away from my desk at work and have been working in random meeting rooms across campus. Not all of these rooms had phones and some of the rooms were quite large. As an iPhone owner we all know our speaker phones are not very loud, problem solved with the Blueant S1! This little guy came in handy in many of my meetings!
Personally I could not be happier with the Blueant S1. The only improvement I could suggest is a more robust speaker. The audio when playing music is tinty, but sounds great with spoken words. This device has come in handy on many occasions and I know it will for you too!
Software trainer, blogger and mobile technology enthusiast living in the suburban Midwest.
Any ideas guys? I was thinking about just getting a ipod installation from bestbuy and getting this accessory.
I have an 06 Honda Accord. I use the Griffin iTrip to play my music through the stereo, it works great. The Accord's radio does not have a headphone jack, so I am in the same boat as you are. Best Buy sells a bluetooth kit for $150, but also has installation costs.
Try jumping to YouTube's site to watch the video, from there you can choose high-quality.
How well does the voice control work with road noise? I've been debating about buying this or the TomTom car kit which has the microphone and speaker built-in. With TomTom I'd have to mount the phone close enough to push the button for voice control, but I'd get the wired power rather than battery and improved GPS. Do you guys have a TomTom car kit review coming? Please?
Good question!I should have mentioned this piece in my review. To test the phone call "on the road" I called a friend of mine with the window down going 55mph... worked like a dream! My friend said there was some background sounds (the wind perhaps?) but he could hear me just fine. So voice control+phone call worked great!
I have not used the TOM TOM, so I will have to ask Rene :-)
Besides, the Motorola T501/505 is a better speaker anyways. Smaller, loud and clear speaker, and a bonus FM transmitter.
Check out "tinny"?