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Very good but not quite great.
on 23 January 2015
I decided to go for the Jabra Freeway after reading the reviews and I'm pleased with my decision.
There are a couple of things about the Freeway that I don't think work that well, notably the FM transmitter so that I can stream my music from my mobile phone to my car stereo but it's quite possible that this is an issue with my car stereo?
The voice commands don't work as I would expect, I'd like to think that I speak clearly and without any strong accent, however I often find that I'm repeating myself when asking the phone to "answer" or "end call".
These gripes shouldn't however take away from the fact that the handsfree is a massive improvement on any previous kit I've owned. The audio quality is excellent, I've previously had to practically shout for people to hear me but no longer as the mic in the Jabra is excellent, as is the speaker quality.
It also holds a very long charge and will tell you that the battery is getting low. The wire of the cigarette charger is long enough for me to still use the handsfree on my sun visor and charge it while driving (the wire is not in a dangerous place in my car thanks to the location of the cigarette charger, probably too dangerous for a lot of cars though!!).
The volume +/- controls are in the bottom corners of the unit and the answer/end call button at the top, these are all very easy to access, while the power button and charging point are on the right of the unit.
I was slightly concerned about the thin nature of the clip that holds the unit to the visor, but it seems fine after me taking it off and putting it back numerous times over the past month or so.
Another excellent feature of the Jabra Freeway is that when you leave the car if will switch to a low power mode and then when you come back (the next day or even week) the unit wakes up and will connect to your phone as if by magic! It's scared the life out of my wife who wasn't expecting it to say "connected" in a loud female American voice.
It's very close to being 5 stars and perhaps in time I may be able to speak with an accent that the unit accepts but the purpose of a handsfree kit is to be handsfree, something this just falls short on.