Buying a hands free Bluetooth car speakerphone like the SuperTooth buddy is making a big statement that you can’t afford a fancy new car that comes with hands-free, voice activation, and a heads-up display, but despite this, are firmly committed to not having an accident while discussing the weather or whispering sweet nothings to your lover while hurtling down the highway at 100 km per hour.
As a hands-free speakerphone the SuperTooth buddy is a ripper.
Installation is easy, it comes with a micro USB cable, a DC car charger, and a neat magnetised clip that makes attaching to your windscreen visor easy. The small magnet is surprisingly strong and makes attaching and detaching the SuperTooth buddy from the clip very easy.
Charging the battery to full charge takes three hours, but once charged it has a standby of 1,000 hours and talk time of 20 hours. I highly recommend charging from your computer every week or so depending on how much you talk on the phone and how long you drive. Running out of juice halfway through a conversation is annoying and dangerous.
The size of the Supertooth buddy is impressive, it’s only a little bigger than an iPhone, and it looks kind of cool with curved edges and nice fat buttons which are widely spaced to prevent hanging up when you want to answer a call. Buttons include redial and voice-dialing as well as standard volume buttons. Strangely, there are no buttons to manage calls or switch between phones which would be a useful addition.
The SuperTooth buddy supports USB2.1 and can pair with up to 8 devices and support 2 devices simultaneously. It also remembers the last 8 pairs and will automatically connect when within the 10 metre range. To pair you press the on/off button until the LED light flashes and then pair with your phone. It’s pretty fool-proof.
The most impressive feature of the SuperTooth buddy is the sound quality. It has a great microphone and full duplex audio with echo cancelling and DSP which will filter out road noise from other cars and cope pretty well with the noise from an open window.
If you’re looking for a nifty little hands free speakerphone to help you be safe on the road while nattering to your partner, boss, or best mate, the SuperTooth buddy is great value. Click here for more information about how to buy it and in the meantime stay safe on the road!
- Bluetooth hands-free kit version 2.1
- Quick fixation on sun visor via metal clip
- Headset and hands-free profiles
- Multipoint : 2 phones can be paired simultaneously
- Full Duplex
- Operating range : 10 meters
- Frequency : 2.4 GHz
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
- Voice recognition dialling (if phone supports)
- Last call redial
- Reject incoming call