A cell phone Bluetooth headset allows a user to talk on their phone through a headset without wires. The lack of a wire is more convenient than traditional headsets as the user does not have to worry about tangling cables as they move around. These headsets are self powered and thus produce better sounds and tend to be more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. There are many reasons to use a headset when talking on a cell phone besides convenience. Studies have shown that people are distracted by cell phones when driving so much so that many states have outlawed talking on a cell phone without a headset while operating a vehicle. In addition, many scientists have become concerned that heavy cell phone usage may expose the user to cellular radiation an increase the chance for some cancers. It makes good sense to use a cell phone Bluetooth headset if you use your cell phone frequently.
Bluetooth headset features to consider:
- Ability to connect to multiple devices without resetting the pairing. Some cell phone Bluetooth headsets have the ability to connect to a second or more devices without having to pair again. This is a nice convenience if you have more than one Bluetooth device. Even better, some headsets can pair to an mp3 player and to a phone at the same time allowing you to listen to music and receive phone calls.
- Consider getting a Bluetooth version 2.1 if you want to eliminate the need to set up a PIN when setting up a Bluetooth pairing.
- Consider how long the battery on a headset lasts without a use as well as how long it will last while talking on the phone. You want to measure the longest amount of time you talk during the day and check for headsets that will support that time or the headset will run out of juice just when you most need it.
- Consider getting a cell phone Bluetooth headset that supports handsfree as well as headset profiles. Headset profiles are for the standard cell phone connections. The handsfree profile is used to listen to car speakerphones or for use with a computer.
- If you only use a Bluetooth headset in the car, consider getting a Bluetooth car speakerphone. You do not have to put the speakerphone in your ear to use it or constantly worry about remembering to take it along with you.