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I’ve been using a bluetooth headset, a Plantronics Voyager 510*, mainly in my car for a year now and it is great. It is very comfortable and loud. I love it. I had such high hopes for a new small bluetooth headset from SouthWing, the SH440, that announces the number of the incoming call. You see, I often keep my phone in my pocket and being able to decide whether or not answer a call without having to dig it out at 65 MPH really appeals to me.

Being small, and $50 was a bonus, but,  and there is a big but, the SouthWing SH440 just doesn’t get loud enough. I’ve tried everything, but I just can’t get it louder, and, if I can’t hear the call, it’s no good to me, caller ID or no caller ID.

The Good: It is clear, small, and has audible caller ID.
The Bad: Volume doesn’t get loud enough, and it is uncomfortable for long periods. 

*Plantronics Voyager 510 – $99 from Plantronics, but can be found for $40-$50 elsewhere.



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