Sunday, 2 March 2014


I shall let you in to a little secret about me...I'm a complete safety nerd! My place of work is actually related to safety so I have learnt quite a lot over the years and it has made me the complete safety nut I am today - I can feel my heart all a flutter at the thought of plug sockets being left on when nothing is in it (I have been known to turn plug sockets off in KFC before)!

Road safety is no different so when I was asked if I'd like to become a safety and security tester for Tesco Compare, well I jumped at the chance! It drives me absolutely batty when I see people on their phone whilst driving-I always pass over a disapproving look, or even a point of the finger, yeah, you do't want to mess with me!

I was sent a Tom Tom Handsfree car kit for smartphones* to test out and was actually rather looking forward to giving it a go!

Now, I'll be honest, it was quite infuriating to set up (well for me it was) - the instructions are extremely basic and my language of choice is currently set to French and I have no idea how to get it back to English. I've managed to change it from German at least, but have no idea how I did that. To be honest it's pretty straightforward though so you don't really need to know what the lovely lady who know's many languages is actually saying!

Once I had my phone connected, I popped it on to my dashboard and took the car out for a spin - with the other half left at home awaiting my call! The call was pretty easy to make and the sound was very clear indeed - I have found in the past that the sound can be quite naff with handsfree sets, but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality.

It can be used without the phone in the cradle too! 

My one issue with this, as it is with most handsfree sets, is that due to most modern cars having quite long, sloping windscreens, to actually answer a call/make a call, you have to lean in quite far to press the menu button which isn't exactly ideal.

I've been using it for over a week now and rather enjoying the latest edition to my little Giuseppe.

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