For those of you who’ve recently been involved in an automobile accident while using his or her cell phone and/or was issued a ticket for driving while using a cell phone (Fortunately, I’m not one of those people), you may want to check out Blue Ant’s new Supertooth II Bluetooth Portable Hands-Free device.
The unit comes packaged with both an in-car and at-home or office AC adapter. It takes approximately three hours to charge, and the charge lasts for days. After a week of use on one charge the battery was still going strong. In-car setup of the device was a snap. The unit comes packaged with two metal base plates that connect to your Supertooth via extremely powerful magnets that are imbedded into the unit itself. When I finally hooked the metal base plate onto my visor, it wouldn’t move an inch. I was really impressed by how the unit locked on so securely to my car visor. Worrying about whether or not the unit would slip off the visor was not an issue at all.
Before connecting and using your Supertooth, be aware that you’ll need to establish the correct Bluetooth Pairing Mode for your cell phone. There are a list of phones that are Supertooth-compatible and are listed in the unit’s user guide. Otherwise, you can also check your own phone’s user manual for directions on the setup. I didn’t have a problem, and it only took a minute to pair the unit up with my Nokia phone. Once I set it up, I was basically good to go. There is a swivel arm on the unit itself that opens to both 55 and 120 degrees. This arm not only turns the unit on, but is also your microphone and “Pick-up/Hang-up” button. Rejecting calls from people you don’t like was never easier!