Solar Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kit IOGear GBHFK231

Solar Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kit IOGear GBHFK231

Use the sun to power your Bluetooth.  This Bluetooth speakerphone mounts to a car wind-shield and gets a charge from the sun, even on a cloudy day.

Brand: Iogear
Model: GBHFK231
List Price: $59.95
Price: $40.68


IOGear's GBHFK231 enables you to wirelessly place and receive calls on your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone while keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel when driving. The kit's integrated solar panel harnesses the solar energy to help it recharge on the go. The Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit is compliant with Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR specification and supports headset and hands-free profiles. more


Average Customer Rating

  5 out of 5


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  • Enjoy hands-free talking with the solar-powered Bluetooth speakerphone
  • Multi-point connection: Switch between two phones and answer the phone that rings
  • One full charge provides up to 11-13 hours continuous talk time
  • Superior echo cancellation and noise reduction
  • Windshield and visor mounting bracket included

Solar Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kit IOGear GBHFK231

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Andy B April 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

Smart use of solar tech
Rating:5 out of 5 stars
I was looking for a bluetooth speaker unit to replace an old Motorola headset. I was tired of always charging the headset and I rarely used it outside of the car, so when I found this car kit I thought it would be perfect. It uses a standard micro USB port to charge (the same as my phone) which is handy, and the solar panel idea made a lot of sense. I charged the unit initially using USB, and then stuck it on my windshield below the tinted area at the top, sort of behind my rear view mirror. It’s small enough that it is discreet; the controls are simple and easy to use.

Pairing my phone was very easy and it has had no problems connecting each time since then. Incoming sound quality is good and the speaker is plenty loud. People I talk to also report that I sound clear on their end, so I think the noise cancellation works well.

As far as the effectiveness of the solar charging, it seems to be working although it’s hard to say – I’ve only had it for two weeks. After the initial USB charge, I haven’t had to charge the unit again via USB in that time. We’ve only had a few sunny days lately, but it does seem like the unit must be getting some power from the solar panel; I always use Bluetooth for my daily commute and I have yet to receive a low battery warning. Of course, your mileage may vary depending on the amount of actual talking you do while in the car.

Overall, I’ve found this car kit to fit my needs extremely well.

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