Distracted driving has become a favorite target of law enforcement, trucking safety organizations, and state legislatures. Fourteen states have complete hands-free laws on the books, and seven others have partial bans. In addition, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on distracted drivers, especially those who may be using a smartphone as they drive.
Enter BlueParrott and its B550-XT headset, which was introduced as “the world’s first 100 percent voice-controlled over-the-head headset to be IP54 rated.” This upscale Bluetooth headset provides access to Google Assistant and Siri for all controls, meaning you keep your hands on the wheel.
BlueParrott’s trucker-centric wireless headset features Voice Control Pro, to make and answer calls, access voice assistants, and control apps, music and GPS directions. All a driver has to say is “Hello BlueParrott,” to make use of these and other features on the powerful B550-XT.
It also boasts a whopping 24 hours of talk time, 500 hours of standby and 96 percent cancellation of background noise. It also lets you wander up to 300 feet from Class 1 paired Bluetooth devices.
The company also says it is the most comfortable over-the-head headset that the company has ever designed. The cushion size itself has increased by over 10%. That means drivers can wear the headset all the time they are driving without discomfort.
The B550-XT sells for $199.99 in select travel centers.