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    Desktop Bluetooth Handsfree

    Bit of a strange one this. I'm fed up with trying to answer the phone (a HTC Touch HD) whilst using the KB mouse in teh EduGeek office. Short of buying a seperate microphone and Bluetooth dongle and using the PC as a hands free device, is there such a thing as an office handsfree kit, so I can just press a button to answer the phone and speak, just like the car kits?

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    My boss bought a car kit the other week that doesn't have a headset, it's like an outstation that clips to the sun visor and works like a speakerphone. No idea what it was called though, it came from eBay I think.

    Not sure if that's quite what you mean though.

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    I am guessing your looking for something like this:

    Plantronics )) Mobile )) Bluetooth Mobile Headsets

    James.

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    Parrot - plug-n-play-auto-moto is a great tool, my mum has one and loves it, fine she uses it in her car but they say its great for a desk based speakerphone, and parrat stuff is good I have a wired in one in the car and thats good.

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    Yup...

    Got one with my Panasonic phones some time back thanks to Tom @ smoothwall...

    Plantronics C65 Wireless DECT Headset
    ..is the one I have and it's blooming marvellous

    You do need a decent base though so I'd look at something like this:
    Panasonic KX-TG 8422 Phone With Plantronics C65 Wireless Headset



    Price wise the ligo site is definitely hard to beat and excellent service too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Parrot - plug-n-play-auto-moto is a great tool, my mum has one and loves it, fine she uses it in her car but they say its great for a desk based speakerphone, and parrat stuff is good I have a wired in one in the car and thats good.
    I have a pioneer stereo with a parrot bluetooth inbuilt and trying to do voice commands is a pita as its all americanised , i said call xyz and after I had said the number it just cancelled my call

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    The parrot looks like a good idea I presume it charges from usb connector as well so that way you'll be able to take it on the road with you too.

    Ben

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    Just a nugget really but I was under the impression I'd need bluetooth to get something like this but the Plantronics I linked to above uses the same wireless spectrum as other wireless phones (which aren't - obviously - bluetooth). Simple enough pairing too...

    Figured it's worth stating the obvious as I got a little caught up in the world as I thought I understood it at the time.

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    I don't want a headset if I can avoid it. The Parrot kit looks good (I have Parrot in the car and it's quite exeptional). I just hate putting phones to my ear when I need to be typing and headsets annoy me.

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    Is your in-car parrot the one with the small screen and simple buttons - PARROT CK3100 LCD ? How does it go with the HTC for you, mine is really iffy with mine of late, don't know if its the phone though being iffy, still awaiting a new sim card from orange (only been a week now!) there excuse for the last one not turning up, we couldn't find you, my reply ready my address its a COLLEGE! We cannot be missed!

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    No, it's built into this: Alpine-Headunits-CDE-104BTi
    And once coupled with the (optional) microphone works brilliantly. The head unit can actually interrogate you phones adress book so you can dial from it!




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