Aoife M. McEvoyContributing Writer, TechHive

Aoife M. McEvoy is a freelance writer and editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

No touching! 10 Bluetooth solutions for hands-free talking

Keep your calls and your hands free and clear—even in the car—with these ten Bluetooth devices.

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The Buzz on Bluetooth: The Top Mono and Stereo Headsets, and Car Kits Too

We test the best Bluetooth products to pair with your phone, tablet, or media player--some of which come with nifty tools.

Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 Professional Makes Your iPhone a Wireless Microphone

New voice commands and the ability to turn an iPhone into a dictation tool highlight the latest version of Nuance's speech-recognition software.

Pamela Professional

Skype fans use this software to record calls, create an answering machine, auto-respond to messages, and more.

Jabra Cruiser2 Bluetooth Car Speakerphone Offers Good Sound, Easy-to-Use Controls

With the Jabra Cruiser2, you get above-average call quality. The controls are readily accessible while you're driving, too, and extra features add to the product’s usefulness.

BlueAnt S4 Bluetooth Speakerphone: Convenient Voice Commands

If you’re shopping for a portable car kit that lets you bypass pressing buttons for most tasks, the S4 is one product to look at. Expect calls to sound less than perfect, however.

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Plantronics K100 Bluetooth Speakerphone: Consistently Good Audio

The K100 delivers decent voice quality and buttons that are a breeze to locate by touch alone. Listening to calls and streaming audio through the car’s speakers improves quality.

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Parrot Minikit Smart Bluetooth Speakerphone Falls Short in Call Quality

This cradle device and speakerphone holds your phone in the car, making it ideal for GPS duties. Too bad its audio quality isn’t up to snuff.

BlueAnt S3 Bluetooth Speakerphone Has Multilanguage Support, but Design Hampers Usability

The S3 has five language options, phone-book sync, and dependable audio quality, but it could be easier to use.

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Motorola Oasis: Headset Has Disappointing Call Quality

The bulky design of this over-the-ear headset failed to deliver a secure fit, and in testing its call quality fell short.

Jawbone Era: Easy-to-Use Bluetooth Headset

The Era offers decent sound quality, and working with it requires only a few flicks of the wrist and a couple of finger taps and button presses.

BlueAnt Q2 Headset Provides Middling Audio Quality

Though this headset offers voice control and lets you choose between two wearing styles (hook or no hook), its call quality is mediocre.

Motorola Finiti Bluetooth Headset: Unusual Design, Comfortable Fit

The pricey Motorola Finiti delivers a novel earpiece style and impressive noise cancellation in windy conditions.

Jabra Easygo: Solid, Easy-Access Controls on a Bluetooth Headset

The least-expensive monaural headset tested to date is impressive: The controls are easy to reach, the fit feels solid, and the call quality isn't too shabby.

Plantronics Voyager Pro UC Headset: Impressive PC-and-Phone Communicator

If you rely on your cell phone and Skype, this Plantronics package neatly turns your PC into a Bluetooth communications hub. The headset performs reasonably well most of the time.