Hands Free

  • Mobile Home Is An Easy Way To Turn Siri Into Your Very Own Personal KITT From Knight Rider

    Mobile Home Is An Easy Way To Turn Siri Into Your Very Own Personal KITT From Knight Rider

    My recently-purchased car has Bluetooth built-in to let me use my phone hands-free from the steering wheel, as do most cars coming off the line new these days. The one issue is that there's no way to activate Siri using the car's default controls, which is another unfortunately common thing for modern cars and aftermarket Bluetooth stereo kits. But Plano, Texas-based Beanco Technology offers a… Read More

  • Dawn Of The Mac Button? Siri Comes To BMW, GM, Land Rover, Audi, Toyota, Honda & More

    Dawn Of The Mac Button? Siri Comes To BMW, GM, Land Rover, Audi, Toyota, Honda & More

    Siri is getting a whole mess of new updates, and she looks to be a whole lot smarter than she used to be. Beyond her ability to open apps and arrival on the iPad, soon Siri will also be your co-pilot while you're riding in your whip. "We want to integrate Siri even better in the car," Scott Forstall said on stage at WWDC today. To that point, an important tidbit that was buried in the keynote… Read More

  • Hands-free "book stand" for iPad usage

    Hands-free "book stand" for iPad usage

    Are you an iPad user? Do you like using it in bed? Do you think the device is too heavy to hold in your hands when reading an e-book over an extended period of time? Then the so-called PC Set Stand [JP], made by Japan-based Resound, could be something for you (or not). Read More

  • Bluetooth visor gizmo does calls, outputs to car stereo

    Bluetooth visor gizmo does calls, outputs to car stereo

    This is an interesting device and, as fate may have it, a device I’ve been waiting on for quite some time now. It’s basically a Bluetooth speakerphone that clips to your visor and outputs sound to your car’s stereo. You can use it for calls but, even better, you can use it for audio. So if your phone or MP3 player does Bluetooth, you can stream your tunes directly to your car… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson HCB-105 hands-free Bluetooth device: it works

    Sony-Ericsson HCB-105 hands-free Bluetooth device: it works

    It’s a Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone. It’s from Sony-Ericsson. It’s the HCB-105. It does exactly what it should. It clips onto the sun visor in your car. It lasts about 25 hours on a single charge and works with any Bluetooth-capable cellphone. It should be available early next year in some countries. It serves its purpose. Product Info [Sony-Ericsson via Electronista] Read More

  • Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding, Bananaphone

    Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding, Bananaphone

    Mad4MobilePhones has a cute little article on some unique vintage cellphone kits that include a rotary phone, a banana, and a Zack Morris phone. Take the Bananaphone (pictured above) for instance. This plastic, yet realistic, fruit called Banokia hooks up to a cellphone as a hands free set so you can act extremely serious whilst walking down the street with a banana held up to your ear. The Zack… Read More

  • Polycom Hands-Free Speakerphone for Skype

    It’s no secret that we like Skype—mostly because it’s simple. That’s why we’re taking a shine to this Communicator by Polycom. It’s a hands-free conferencing device, just like the ones it makes for landlines, but it’s pre-loaded with everything you need to get your Skype on. Plug it into your USB port and you’re all set. It comes in blue, has a… Read More