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How can I safely use my iPhone 5 when I'm driving?

I want to make and receive calls when I'm driving, but I want to do it as safely as possible. I've tried two different Bluetooth devices, and they were both terrible. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on May 24, 2014 - 16 answers

Quieter bluetooth headsets?

I just bought a Plantronics Marque M155 Bluetooth headset for use with my cell phone. The lowest volume setting on it is too loud for my probably-overly-sensitive ears. Any suggestions for quieter headsets? [more inside]
posted by asperity on Mar 20, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me find a Not-So-Dumb Phone

I am looking for a simple, non-smart phone with the following features: * Long battery life * Bluetooth (to connect to a Parrot in the car) * Good speaker and microphone for hands-free * Low SARS rating This last point has been the hardest for me to find. For some reason, it seems that new smart phones have much lower SARS rating. I don't really care that it has a keyboard. I should also mention that I am in Europe so it needs to be 2G/3G/4G which I think is different from the States. Appreciate any help! I've been looking on CNET, Google and across the web without much luck...
posted by BigBrownBear on Jul 23, 2013 - 2 answers

How to unlock my front door via bluetooth proximity

Can you suggest a USB motor / solenoid / actuator that can by activated via the command line on my Windows 8 PC? I would like my front door to automatically unlock every time I approach it. Details are as follows: [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 21, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I play mp3's from my phone to my car's aux input via bluetooth?

I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
posted by maulik on Dec 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Hope me the legitament phone filter

Help me choose a legit new cellphone that's on the market now that can meet all of my 21st century needs and demands. [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Oct 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Noise cancellation = tinny sound. No noise cancellation = @#$$o moth(&. I*s Br++m!

Best bluetooth for the car? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Sep 19, 2009 - 1 answer

Making my laptop behave like a phone over bluetooth

I've noticed that mobile phones have a much easier time talking to each other than to most laptops/PCs. Is there any software out there that can make a PC behave like a mobile phone? For some reason I'm expecting mostly open-source, but anything is welcome.
posted by d7415 on May 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me reduce cell phone radiation to my brain!

Can anyone tell me if a blue tooth headset or a handsfree kit will help lessen the frying of my brain? This corded handset claims that radiation emissions are reduced by 95%. Is that right? What's my best option, other than speakerphone or not worrying about it?
posted by surenoproblem on Dec 17, 2008 - 13 answers

Long range bluetooth headset for use in apartment full of dead zones?

No landline. My house is full of cell phone dead zones. I'm thinking about leaving my cell phone in a place where it gets reception, then using a Bluetooth headset for using the phone while I walk around the house. Is this doable? [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Oct 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Automatic switching between bluetooth handsfree and handset use?

Are there any handsfree kits on the US market which will automatically switch from handsfree to handset use when stepping far enough away from the car? [more inside]
posted by ayc200 on Aug 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Bluetooth is making me sick.

Why does my Bluetooth earpiece make me nauseous? [more inside]
posted by amro on Jun 3, 2008 - 9 answers

A dumb phone to make other things smart...

I really want a dumb phone that other things can get network from via bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by PaperDragon on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

A Bluetooth headset that won't redial in my pocket?

ARGH! My phone is driving me nuts. Please help me find a Bluetooth cell phone headset that won't ass-dial people! [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Mar 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find a behind the ear bluetooth phone headset with good sound for people on both ends!

I often make calls that I need to take notes during, and have up until now been using the speakerphone function on my cell so I can type. A good friend told me that it sounded unprofessional, it picked up too much other sounds around me, I should consider getting a bluetooth headset for my phone. I did, getting the Jabra BT500, which was the top recommendation in Consumer Reports. It's a stylish behind the ear one. I really liked the looks, the intuitive use of it, that you could get it on your head quickly (I don't want/need to wear it all the time) and that it felt like it would stay on your head. However, in talking with that same straight shooting friend, they said, after two calls, that it was picking up the external sounds even more so, and often even more then my own voice! They suggested looking for one with good noise filtering abilities. That's where you come in. I'd like to know some of your favorites, that you've used for more then a day. [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Jan 7, 2008 - 17 answers

There are four bars.

What is going on with my cellphone? [more inside]
posted by M Edward on Nov 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me take advantage of my first high-tech phone!

Help me take advantage of my first high-tech phone! I have some questions about the LG Chocolate, Bluetooth, and mac connectivity. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Nov 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Prepaid Cell Phone with net access

I need a prepaid US cellphone for use in Western Pennsylvania that I can use to get online perhaps via bluetooth. Any recommendations? Thanks.
posted by libertaduno on Oct 30, 2007 - 1 answer

Recording from voicemail

I have a voicemail message on my mobile that I'd like to keep -- how can I get it on to my Mac for posterity? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Oct 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Can't bluetooth contacts from Mac to Cellphone...

Problems syncing (bluetooth) Razr (cellphone) with Mac. [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Jun 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Can I talk on my cell phone through my Mac using Bluetooth?

Can I talk on my cell phone through my Mac using Bluetooth? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Feb 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Best mobile device for web-browsing?

Which phone/PDA/super-gadget is the best for mobile web-browsing? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Dec 28, 2006 - 21 answers

Bluetooth phone ringer?

My Secret Santa has a mobile phone that she's continually missing calls/texts on because she leaves it in her bag, and it drives her daft. Is there any sort of small wireless ringer/buzzer/light that will go off when the phone does? Small enough for a keychain, ideally.
posted by bonaldi on Nov 21, 2006 - 5 answers

this phone, it rings?

recently purchased a nokia 9300. didn't realize it has no vibrate mode. are there any call alert accessories out there? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Please help me justify my SE k750i phone lust.

Are there any unlocked k750i users who have successfully gotten their phone to tether to their powerbook and work reliably as a bluetooth modem with t-mobile in the US? [more inside]
posted by andshewas on May 26, 2006 - 3 answers

BluetoothUSBFilter

BluetoothFilter: Help a friend connect her phone to her Wintel PC [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 23, 2006 - 2 answers

Cell Phone Recommendations

CellPhoneFilter: I would like to get a PDA style phone that is able to function as a phone well while also giving me good access to web-features (email, txt, browser, even potentially messenger). Bluetooth would be required if the phone isn't easy to use held up to my face. Any carrier is cool. Does anyone have a glowing recomendation or a warning against certain devices? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Dec 28, 2005 - 12 answers

Gimime a simple international cellphone dammit!

Wanted: Phone for T-Mobile. Must be GSM triband (for international roaming), have Bluetooth, long battery life, unlockable and * Simple Quick operation * [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Dec 6, 2005 - 16 answers

Sync vcalendar to phone?

How do I sync my calendar and address book to my cellphone? [more inside]
posted by darkness on Jul 6, 2005 - 7 answers

How to connect my cell phone with bluetooth to my PC?

I've just bought a new cell phone with bluetooth and I want to connect it to my PC. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by davehat on Sep 30, 2004 - 2 answers

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