Hands-free cell phone technology

May 6, 2008 5:13:45 PM PDT
The hands free law goes into effect on July 1st which makes it an infraction to drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone and is designed to allow hand-free listening and talking.

The offense would be punishable by $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

There are several options from headsets to speakerphones to consider when looking at different ways to abide by this new law.

Yahoo! Shine tech editor Chris Null suggests the following products:

  • Plantronics Voyager 855 (headset) - $150
  • Jawbone Aliph (headset) - $120
  • GoldLantern VisorTalk (speakerphone; clips to your visor) - $75
  • Parrot 3200 LS-COLOR (speakerphone with color screen; installable system for your car)- $250

    For more information regarding Yahoo! Tech Columnist Chris Null, the new hands free law and all the devices reviewed in the show go to http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null.


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