Review: Wireless Bluetooth Visor Car KitGadget4All sent me their Blue Mirror wireless Bluetooth visor car kit for review and Iâ€™m glad they did, as California will start enforcing the “mandatory hands free car kits” come July 1st and the ticket is expensive, so this review couldn’t have come at a better time. This is what I found:
Review Summary for Wireless Bluetooth Visor Car Kit:UPDATE: The bluetooth visor car kit is available at Amazon for immediate delivery. Great product for the quick fix you might need if in California or another state which has a “hands-free” wireless policy. The wireless visor Bluetooth car kit is well made, easy to operate and performs well. Sound quality is good, setup is easy and user design is well thought out. Strong mounting assembly yet portable and easy to disconnect.
Out Of Box Experience: The Blue Mirror is packaged well and comes with:
- Main Bluetooth wireless visor kit (5″ x 3″ x .75″)
- Mount clip with very strong magnets
- USB cable (mini to Type A)
- Car power adapter (cigarette style)
- The LCD displays 12 alpha numeric symbols + batter icon with three bars to show juice
- Blue Mirror holds 250 phone numbers from it’s caller ID. That list is downloadable
- Pair up to 4 devices simultaneously (I only paired two)
- Talk time about 15 hours
- Standby battery power – about 250 hours
- Uses the 2.4GHz spectrum
- Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
To power up the Blue Mirror you simply flip-down the control panel. From here you receive a “Bluetooth” message and click the green telephone icon to pair with your device. You then use the green telephone icon to receive incoming calls or use the red telephone icon to hang-up. The other controls are positive and negative sign for the volume control. It’s that simple.The box indicates the microphone sensitivity is -47dB and although I don’t know exactly what that means, I can tell you my 3 year old, who is very soft spoken, sitting in the back of our mini van could be heard through the Blue Mirror mic system. Likewise, he could here the person (Mom) on the other end. So the mic pickup is excellent and the speaker phone is excellent as well.
The noise cancellation technology also works. I set my air conditioning on maximum level and very little noise was heard from the other end. The noise cancellation technology also does a good job of keeping background noise to a minimum while you are not talking, but listening. The only issue with clarity is when the sun visor is down (because of the sun) which puts the wireless visor car kit into an opposite or forward position, the mic can’t pick up your voice at all. To me this makes total common sense and not a lack of product features or technology.
At night, the Bluetooth wireless visor car kit lights up very well, is easy to read and easy to use. Works just the same at night. Negatives: There are only two negatives for this product. Both negatives are not related to the product itself, but rather the Bluetooth setup configuration you select by using a visor / speakerphone system.
- When the visor is flipped down the Blue Mirror mic doesn’t work well, which makes sense to me as the mic is on the other side of the visor facing the window.
- This wireless car kit solution doesn’t allow for private conversations. So for work related conversations you may need discussions where a guest in your car shouldn’t be hearing, thus a headset is needed. Or if you have kids in the car and they are asleep you might wake them using a speaker phone setup. I just set music to the back car speakers and it was OK, but something to think about.