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Hands free is definitely the way to go these days.  Talking on a cellphone while driving is just irresponsible and unsafe.  I understand that some conversations just can’t wait, so bluetooth headsets are a great way to keep both hands on the wheel while having conversations on the go.  Until now, most headsets have come up short, but the MPOW Knight bluetooth 4.0 headset has made handsfree become the clear choice.

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The MPOW is a sleek and attractive earpiece with minimal footprint.  Inside the package comes two rubber earpiece boots.  The boots are a soft silicone and were comfortable to wear.  There are also ear loops you can clip on to help keep the headset in your ear.  Sometimes it feels like the headset could fall out especially in strenuous activity.

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The sound was good, allowing me to hear my callers just fine by utilizing a CSR noise reduction chip and active noise cancellation.  My callers did notice that in a very loud background it did pick up some making it a little hard to hear me in those environments, but inside the car they said I was very clear and didn’t even appear to be on a headset.

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You can function the volume right on the side of the earpiece.  Not only can you talk to callers, but you can listen to your media through the headset as well.  I found this particularly useful for discreet listening to my music library.  Besides volume, the only other button is the multi-function button used for accepting and ending calls, playing or pausing tracks and powering on and off the headset.  Pairing in bluetooth is the same as any other device and I had no issues or concerns.  Once the MPOW headset was paired to my iPhone 5S it displayed a bluetooth logo and battery meter on my phone which was very useful to keep track of when I needed to charge.  Battery meter display is only available when using with an Apple iPhone.

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My favorite feature of the MPOW headset was the included charging dock.  This has a built in battery which charges through micro usb.  MPOW includes a vent clip so you can easily mount the base to your dashboard.  When not talking, you can store the headset in the base to maintain a charge and put the headset into sleep mode.  When you receive a call, you simply pick it up from the base and the headset activates.  You can get about 5 hours of talk time and 120 hours on standby.  In the week of use I haven’t had to charge the base since the first time.  The headset is very lightweight and comfortable at just 2.4 ounces.

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The MPOW Knight headset features 2.4GHz with about a 30 foot range before the sound diminishes.  The bluetooth 4.0 technology is 8x higher than 2.1 allowing for much better connection bandwidth.  MPOW offers a 18 month warranty and with a price tag of $36.99 on Amazon, this is a great buy for anyone looking for a bluetooth headset with all these great features.

To buy one at this amazing price, visit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IPF2PCS/ and feel free to read the reviews there.  This is clearly the choice for a headset and charging cradle.

Douglas Drummond

I am a Police Officer by trade, but my passion lies in he Tech World! It all started decades ago when we built our first family computer running MS-DOS. Through the years I loved all things computers, gadgets and gizmos. When Nextels were the hip thing, I was breaking them apart, changing cases, hacking into the software and adding ringtones, screensavers and more. My passion really ignited with a gift of the first iPhone. This was a follow up from my Cingular Motorola ROKR iTunes phone. I was hooked. Jailbreaking, modding and most importantly ACCESSORIZING! Soon after I got all the iPhones one by one and was able to forge relationships with companies reviewing products geared at iPhone. I've since broken the chain and added Android devices too, but my heart will always lie with Apple.

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