Choosing the Right BlueAnt
There are many factors to consider when choosing a handsfree Bluetooth device:
Where will you use your device?
If the answer is while driving only, then a BlueAnt car speakerphone such as the BlueAnt COMMUTE2 may be the best choice for you. The BlueAnt Commute2 voice activation allows for 100% handsfree calls and texting* whilst driving.
BlueAnt car speakerphones are also a great solution if you switch or rent cars frequently, as they are sun visor mounted devices that can easily be clipped on and off the car as you move between vehicles.
If you are looking for a handsfree device that you can use while walking, working and multitasking as well as in the car, then you should choose a BlueAnt headset, such as the BlueAnt Q3i.
If you want a device to listen to music on the go then you need to decide if you prefer wired versus wireless and earbud versus on ear headphones.
For wireless in ear buds the PUMP MINI comes with this style of ear bud but also allows you to use any other headphones of your choice. The PUMP MINI is sweatproof and has call, track and volume controls.
For wired, in ear headphones the PUMP BOOST is a great choice with amazing sound and dual drivers. As with any music device this comes down to personal preferences and listening style.
All of these devices have a built-in microphone so you can have a call wherever you are without the need to take out your phone at the touch of a button.
Noise Isolation and Cancellation
All BlueAnt products feature noise cancellation technology to strip out the background noise and keep you sounding clear no matter where you are. If you expect to use your handsfree device in very noisy conditions, then you may wish to choose a BlueAnt headset featuring BlueAnt's superior Wind Armour Technology.
Wideband Speech / HD Voice
Our flagship Q3i earpiece also features Wideband Speech to offer the most true to life HD voice conversations available today. This earpiece delivers twice the bandwidth to your ears so you can hear in crystal clear clarity.
Fit And Style
A handsfree device is something you will use a lot so make sure you select a headset or speakerphone that meets your personal preference for comfort and style. The Q3i will match almost any occasion with subtle styling during business hours. After hours the PUMP MINI and PUMP BOOST provide a range of colours to match your mood or your gym wear.
BlueAnt provides different sized ear buds and stabilizers on selected products for added stability. If you prefer not having anything on your ear, go with one of BlueAnt's speakerphones.
For music playback the PUMP MINI and PUMP BOOST offer comfortable in-ear headphones.
The Q3i utilises the latest technology to deliver the best experience and push the envelope of what can be done on an earpiece. The Q3i has its very own conference mode built right into the headset. We have also included simple shortcuts to Siri and Google Now. This makes the Q3i the choice for the gadget geek among you.
First and foremost, you must make sure your phone supports Bluetooth technology. The majority of modern phones do, so it is likely that your phone is compatible.
If you use more than one phone, such as a personal and a work phone, or if you plan to share your handsfree device with another person, look for devices that support multipoint technology, as this allows you to connect two phones to the device at the same time.
BlueAnt's Q3i is the best choice for you if you want a headset that supports connecting two phones at the same time, while BlueAnt's COMMUTE2 car speakerphone allows you to connect the driver and passenger's phones to the speakerphone at the same time. If a call comes in on either phone then you can answer the call with your voice and the audio will automatically route to the speakerphone.
With the BlueAnt COMMUTE2 you simply say "Launch Voice Control" to make calls or send text messages ** handsfree. No other product on the market offers the ability to drive your phone completely handsfree.
Music on the Move
The PUMP BOOST offers controls for iPhone/iPad on the included cable and must be connected to the audio source at all times. The PUMP BOOST will simply work as headphones on other phones.
The PUMP MINI has track and volume controls for Bluetooth enabled devices such as iPhone/iPad and Android devices but also has a range of 10M/33ft from your music source.
The PUMP MINI and PUMP2 work with any Bluetooth enabled phone or smart watch that supports streaming audio via A2DP, including Apple Watch and Android Wear.
Simple and Safe Use
You can easily use a BlueAnt handsfree device no matter how technology savvy you are. At BlueAnt, we believe that voice control provides not only the safest means of operation but also the simplest set up process. For example, to set up the Q3i or COMMUTE2 all you need to do is turn it on, put it in your ear and it will talk you through the rest.
Talk to your friends, colleagues and the sale agents in your local consumer electronics store for more advice on selecting the right BlueAnt for you, or see our comparison tables to choose between BlueAnt Headsets, BlueAnt Speakerphones and BlueAnt Music Devices.
*Please ensure you comply with your local driving laws when using a handsfree device.
**If supported by phone and network.