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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: November 16, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

    TECH TOOLS: Seecode Vossor Phonebook

    Ciara O'Brien

    Bluetooth car kits are a common sight, but if you would rather not drill holes in your shiny dashboard, try the Seecode Vossor Phonebook. The device looks like (and actually is) a rear view mirror. The difference is that it has Bluetooth built in and a microphone and speaker for making calls. It will also store up to 600 numbers in its memory.

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    The device is simple enough to install yourself. You simply slot it over your existing car mirror, pair it with your phone and you are ready to go. A mini display in the centre of the mirror – almost invisible while it’s not in use – will light up when a call comes in to tell you who is demanding your attention. It has 10 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby from a single charge and, if you need to charge it on the go, a portable in-car charger is included.

    The verdict:

    This is a pretty nifty gadget. It’s convenient, you can fit it yourself and easily transfer the device from car to car. The sound quality of both the mic and the speaker is pretty good, and it won’t scream “handsfree kit” too obviously to passers-by.

    The bracket that keeps it attached to the rearview mirror is spring loaded, so it should fit most cars. If not, it has some straps included in the box to attach it more snugly to the mirror.

    A word of warning – don’t try brute strength to force the handsfree kit on. Push both sides of the bracket up together, or you might end up sitting in the Phoenix Park at 7pm in the dark, with a handsfree kit in one hand and your rearview mirror in the other, trying frantically to reattach it to your window so you can go home. And by some freak occurence, if you should you do that, remember: rearview mirrors twist back on.

    Just a thought.

    Website: Seecode

    Where to buy: Try Mick’s Garage

    How much: €139-€149

    • Emperor Zero says:

      does it do video? because that would make driving a whole lot more fun.

    • tradesmen says:

      bought one love it, the best thing about it is the installation i.e. there is none. Bought a parrot recently and it staying in the box for three months, why coz it needed installed.