Hands on the Wheel and Eyes on the Road.
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio, just outside of Portland, Oregon, is your premium resource for solutions that allow hands-free, safe phone conversations in the car with you Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone. The Kingpin experts can demonstrate easy-to-use Bluetooth hands-free car kits in their well appointed Wilsonville showroom that allow you to try it out with your own phone. Depending on the features and your phone’s capabilities, access to the phone’s contacts and even streaming music wirelessly through the vehicle’s audio system may also be available.
Oregon’s Hands-Free Law
Here is a summary of Oregon’s law on use of a cellular phone (which they call a “mobile communication device”) while driving:
Oregon prohibits texting and use of handheld cell phones for all drivers with the exception of police, emergency responders and drivers in emergency situations. Novice drivers are prohibited from all cell phone use.
Devices that apply to this law are defined as a text messaging device or a wireless, two-way communication device designed to receive and transmit voice or text communication. Put simply, you can’t talk on the phone, text, email or any other mobile phone function while driving. Even first time offenses are a minimum of $142 fine. Thus, hands-free solutions become a much safer, cost effective way to use your phone while driving as well as provide compliance with the law.
Sound Quality is Important
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio strive to offer the highest quality of Bluetooth hands-free car kit solutions to ensure your hands-free conversations are crystal clear in sound quality. Besides the important attributes of microphone placement and integration with the vehicle’s speaker system important to effectively speak and listen on a phone call, the engineering of the products themselves vary greatly. You have the peace of mind knowing that Kingpin’s highly experienced product experts have identified some of the best Bluetooth hands-free kits on the market and offer only the highest quality solutions to their clients. After all, if you are going to use a hands-free solution in the car, you want it to be as good as or better than talking directly on the phone.
Depending on the features and Bluetooth profiles supported by your mobile phone, many of Kingpin’s hands-free car kit solutions may display the contacts (by name, even picture) in your phone’s contact list making it easy to dial out or know who is calling in. Voice activation available in some kits also enhances your ability to keep hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Further functionality of streaming music into your car’s audio system wirelessly over Bluetooth is available. Using the A2DP Bluetooth profile, this feature allows your phone to function as an additional music source when not placing or receiving calls. This means access stored music or content accessible via music apps such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Spotify, MOG or other music content services. With a full range 20Hz-20kHz bandwidth, wirelessly streaming audio content over Bluetooth from your smartphone is often much better sounding than your AM/FM radio.
Kingpin is your Bluetooth Hands-Free Solution Headquarters
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio’s product experts have high-quality, great sounding Bluetooth hands-free car kit solutions for your vehicle. Visit Kingpin today at our Portland, Oregon facility and schedule a no-cost consultation to learn about all of the hands-free kit options available for your vehicle and specific requirements. All Bluetooth hands-free kits are installed to the highest standard at Kingpin Car & Marine Audio. Remember, at Kingpin their installations are done only one way; the RIGHT way!