I have struggled with Bluetooth as a technology in my life over the past few years. On one hand, I feel that the headsets are practically ubiquitous, seen attached to the ears of millions of people, from teens to adults. Yet, when I have used the headsets, I find them cumbersome for the following reasons:
A) It's yet another thing I have to charge and make sure it is charged
B) It's yet another thing to carry and possibly lose
C) I have had mixed experiences with the headsets on both transmitting and receiving ends; sometimes the connection is wonky. This, combined with less-than-stellar cellular connections makes for maddening frustration. Is it the cell phone? Is it the bluetooth headset? I don't know!
D) Though some are comfortable to wear, I just don't like to wear them all the time in my ear. Thus, I am constantly fumbling around to find it when the phone rings, sometimes while driving, which frankly may be more dangerous than just talking on the phone while driving.
What I love about this product is that it solves a BUNCH of these issues in an elegant way.
A) By living in the car, having a much bigger battery, and having an elegant car charger right there, charging is no longer an issue. (The trade off is that it is more limited to the car, perhaps, but not totally so: the charger is also USB compatible so any computer should do as well!)
B)Since I leave it in the car, nothing to lose, nothing to forget! (Trade off: I can't really use it while walking around... but for me that's okay)
C) The connection on this unit has been rock solid. The audio is very good, all things considered, but that is why I remove one star. I think that it is probably hard to get this PERFECT, given the nature of the device, the highly-variable environment inside of different cars, etc., but I think that it could even be better in the future. For me, the output is clear but has a bit of a tinny quality that can make voices a bit harder to hear in the car environment. (Note: I have not paired it with an FM station--this is just the speaker of the unit I am referring to; I am sure this will be better and I will give that a try, but I want to mention this as well.). The microphone and echo-cancelling seems absolutely top-notch.
D) I absolutely love that it lives on my visor and is only a button-push away, with an easy, beautifully tactile volume control. The ergonomics are stellar here!
I want to add that this is a very featured unit that also has a2dp which can allow use with a computer or an iPad as well, though the speakerphone nature of this makes it a little less useful for such a purpose. (That is to say, a headset/headphone setup gives you privacy and quiet while this is just another speaker and mic that are wireless.)
In sum, this is an excellent device for folks who want a convenient hands-free setup in the car, has very good audio, exemplary ergonomics and solves a number of problems endemic to headsets. Highly Recommended.