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New product blue tooth enabled cell phone mic

I was watching shipshape on TV and they demo'd a new product for cell phones that are blue tooth compliant. It was a remote mic with noise reduction that was waterproof. I lost a cell phone due to water damage and had to get it replaced $$. The remote mic will do the work, you just enable it and store the cell phone where it is safe and dry. To receive a call or make a call you just use the remote mic.
All it needs is a 12 volt supply, By Cobra... We use cell phones when VHF is out of range. If anyone has one, how well do they really work?
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While I dont have one made specifically for the marine environment I have a Jabra BT530 Bluetooth for my iPhone and am very happy with it. I paid somewhere in the $70 range. Fits in the ear with or without the over the ear hook so you can pick what's comfortable. I leave the cell phone in a pocket where it's safe and talk via the headset. No more overboard cell phone and much easier to hear when underway.
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I have a set of bluetooth headphones by Motorola that I use for my iPOD, cell phone,Kindle, and SSB. I have a mini transciever that plugs into non-bluetooth devices such as the SSB and allows me to use the headphones with any device that has a mini-plug audio out.
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I have a Plantronics to go with my IPhone. I find it to be very comfortable. If fact, I tend to just wear it around if it's possible I might get or make a call.

My husband teases me about it, but it's easier than the frantic search through my purse if my phone rings. And if my phone's not set to "ring", I get a beep through the headset, so I still know I'm getting a call. And since I use my phone as a music source, I sometimes forget and leave the phone in the car. The headphone beeps when I move out of range, which reminds me to go back and get the phone before I get too far.

I also think, since my husband and I both have Bluetooth headsets, we can just call each other before one of us goes forward and than communicate by cell phone when we are coordinating the mooring ball pickup. We haven't tried it yet, but I can't think of any reason why that wouldn't work.

My mom sometimes asks if she's on speaker, but apart from that I think the headset works fine soundwise.

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Using the headsets and phones to communicate while anchoring has been something I've been thinking about doing. We're always shouting back and forth and using hand signals hasn't been the best either. Well other than the one gesture known world wide
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