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Jabra DRIVE Handsfree kit

According to the Good Housekeeping Guide, 59% of mums admit to answering their phones while driving at least sometimes, and a full quarter answer their phone often or every time it rings!

Nearly half (48%) say they’ve made calls from behind the wheel at least occasionally, and nearly one in five make calls even more frequently.

While I don’t answer calls and texts while behind the wheel because my regular handsfree kit (that came with my iphone) is rather rubbish for two reasons- 1. you have to fiddle about to answer and put the ear piece in your ear. 2. I’m deaf in one ear so if I have the earphone in my good ear, I can’t hear anything else! (kids crying, sirens etc.)

I do find it particulaly frustrating when on long journeys and I need to take a call and I know I can’t, so imagine my delight when I was offered a trial of the Jabra DRIVE!

The Jabra DRIVE hails from the company known for its growing portfolio of hands-free solutions and sound expertise.  Both easy-to-use and intuitive, the Jabra DRIVE connects to two mobile devices at a time and requires no setup, allowing drivers and passengers to stay in touch with family and friends while on the road and in compliance with hands-free driving laws.  No downloading complicated user guides, No fiddly wires to connect, just switch on the Bluetooth® on your phone, and switch on the Jabra and you’re ready to go! 

A voice guidance system announces Bluetooth® connectivity (and also battery life) while large control buttons for volume and on/off make operation super-easy!  It also has 20 hours of talk time and an impressive 30 days of standby time, so is equipped with enough battery life to survive the longest journey!

The Jabra Drive clips onto the sun visa and does’nt get in the way of the driving view (unlike some handsfree speakers.) It also means it’s out of sight when you don’t need it – just simply put the visa up and all that is visible is the clip.

Easy to use…

On a recent trip to London (a four hour drive) with two under 2 as my passengers, we took the Jabra DRIVE for the ultimate test!

It was so easy to use! It helped us during a particular sticky situation in London when I’d realised the sat nav was in my husbands car and I’d need to navigate through London. Not an easy task! 

A friendly voice on the Jabra Drive (thanks Rich) assured us we were heading in the right direction, and he stayed on the phone until we were on track. All hands free, all safe, all easy to use. (It also meant the littlies could shout hello to their daddy!) We think the Jabra Drive is fabulous and thoroughly recommend it!

Here’s the geeky specification bit…

  • Bluetooth 3.0, including eSCO 

  • Multiuse™ – connects to 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time 

  • Voice guidance system alerts low battery status and Bluetooth connection 

  • Crystal clear sound with echo and noise cancellation (DSP) 

  • Automatic volume adjustment 

  • Auto-paring to mobile phone 

  • Dedicated control buttons 

  • Stream audio from GPS applications 

  • Up to 20 hours of talk time and 30 days of standby time 

  • Dimensions – L104mm X W56mm X D18mm 

  • Weight – 100 grams/3.38 ounces 

  • Includes a Micro USB cable, in-car charger, clip for visor and quick start manual

The Jabra DRIVE is available at Amazon Online for £49.99 and will be available in stores soon. For a full list of retailers go towww.Jabra.com