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Thanks to its friendly design and consistent audio quality, the Plantronics K100 is one of the best Bluetooth car speakerphones we've used, in spite of our few complaints. The K100 ($80 as of March 8, 2011) is easy to use, and produces generally clear and effective audio. The K100 attaches easily to a car visor with the sturdy but bulky preaffixed metal clip. The unit did not budge during my jaunts in the car, and removing it from the visor required just a quick tug. Once I got the lay of the land--the only controls you need all sit in a row--I found the K100 a cinch to use when driving. For starters, all the buttons are large. With my eyes on the road, I could easily locate the power/call button, which sits in the very middle of the row. So when I wanted to dial by voice ("Call Tim office," say), I simply held down this main button with my thumb for about 2 seconds to initiate my phone's voice-command feature. Or I could do a quick double-tap to redial the last outgoing number. The main button is surrounded by a ridged volume wheel, and the mute button and FM-transmitter control are on either side of the main button. The buttons delivered an excellent response when I pressed them; I liked not having to press them very hard to get such well-defined tactile feedback.
While it is not a great idea to speak on the phone while driving, but if you have to, then it is always better that you have the necessary gadgets at your disposal, which make this activity less dangerous. Bluetooth headsets have gone a long way towards ensuring this. But then again, not everyone is comfortable using a Bluetooth headset, simply because most of them are just badly designed. What Plantronics has on offer here is something which does the same task, but in a completely different form factor. Instead of having to shove this into your ear, you can essentially place this anywhere in the car, and be able to communicate with the person. The K100 is dressed in black matte finished plastic, with a bit of chrome on the buttons. The top part of the front panel has the volume control and radio frequency tuner dial, with the call connect, disconnect and power on/off button in the middle. To the left of the dial is the FM mode button, in case you need to connect this to the car's audio system via an FM frequency. The right side of the dial has the call mute button. Below this plethora of buttons, albeit very cleanly laid out, is the very powerful speaker.