(MOBILE, Ala.) Even if it's legal to chat on your cell while driving, it's definitely a distraction. But what if you could chat hands-free without spending a ton of money?
The makers of Jupiter Jack claim this little device that goes into your cell phone has a built in microphone that transmits your voice through your cell phone. It's advertised as a revolutionary hands free device. All you do is plug it into your phone, turn the radio to 99.3, and start talking. Here's how the pitchman says it works. "Jupiter Jack transmits quality sound through the speakers in your car, so instead of hearing music, you hear the other person."
Our tester, General Manager of The New Cockrell's Body Shop, Greg Cole says he's been dealing with wrecked cars for two decades now. "I see a lot of wrecks everyday people talking on the cell phone and just run right into the back of people," says Cole.
After reading the instructions, and setting the radio dial. He hit the road to put Jupiter Jack to the test and I gave him a call. "I am driving right now with both hands on the wheel, hands free," says Cole.
But what about the hook up? "It was very easy, I opened the package, the instructions told me how to do everything, just snap in and go, and turn it on," says Cole. We only spent 20 bucks and the infomercial says that you could easily spend up to $100 on a blue tooth headset, and they can be complicated and uncomfortable.
The makers say it fits into any phone. So, I asked if Greg if his cell needed an adapter. "Yes, it did and actually several adapters came with the product so it'd fit several brand phones," says Cole. Through the entire interview, Greg went for a drive a few miles from Cockrell's while I stayed there. Greg says my voice came in loud and clear. Is this a deal or dud? "It's a deal," says Cole.
Greg also says he did not hear any static coming through the speakers.