What is a Cell Phone Headset?

A cell phone headset is a device used for hands-free communication on your cell phone. In many areas, it is illegal to talk on your cell phone while you are driving without a hands-free headset. These are so ubiquitous that some cell phones now even come equipped with detachable headsets.
Most cell phone headsets feature a single earpiece which is both a headphone and microphone. A less common type of cell phone headset is one with a headphone and an attached but separate microphone. Those type of headsets are more common for jobs in which you need to remain on the phone for most of your day.

A cell phone headset can be wired or wireless. Some plug into your cell phone’s headphone jack, while others connect wirelessly via Bluetooth or infrared technology. Infrared is less reliable, however, because it requires a direct line of sight, whereas Bluetooth only needs to be within a certain distance of the cell phone.

Each cell phone headset has different features that you may or may not need. Some offer the option of voice dialing. Most feature the ability to answer or reject calls without having to pick up the phone. Others offer noise cancellation in the microphone or headphone, which can cut down on the amount of extra noise you or the person you are speaking to will hear, such as other people talking around you or if you are walking outside on a windy day.

Battery life on a cell phone headset can vary. Some are designed to last for a long time, while others only last for a few hours. If the headset connects directly to your mobile phone, it can drain the battery life there as well. You might want to pick up a car charger or an extra battery for emergencies.

Cell phone headsets are usually small and unobtrusive. They are commonly around two inches long (5 cm) and hook around the ear, or fit into the ear like an earbud headphone. You can find cell phone headsets in various colors and styles; some are designed to specifically match a particular cell phone.

If you are interested in other accessories to match your cell phone, you might consider a cell phone case. These come in different themes and patters, and protect your phone from dings and scratches while making it look more personal. There are multitudes of ways to personalize your phone while making it more convenient and functional at the same time.