Phone giant Nokia is to launch a portable speakerphone to make garbled conversations on car journeys a thing of the past.
It says the HF-300 – which connects via Bluetooth to a Nokia handset – will have a powerful speaker and microphone as well as Digital Signal Processing (DSP), which cancels out excess noises and echoes.
The speakerphone can be fixed in the car with a sunvisor clip and its portability means it can easily be transported for home or office use.
The HF-300 runs on battery power – which will provide up to 20 hours of talk time – and turns itself off after you stop talking.
Wolfgang Gärtner of Nokia Automotive said: ‘We are committed to providing convenient communications in the car – and out of it too. The beauty of the Nokia Speakerphone HF-300 is in its mobility, it goes where you go, when you want to talk.
‘We are excited to have the speakerphone as part of our expanding enhancements portfolio to meet the needs of our consumers.’
The HF-300 is compatible with a wide range of Nokia mobile phones and should be available this autumn for around £60.
Which? Motoring Editor Richard Headland said: ‘While the idea is appealing – particularly considering its portability – some people feel there are genuine concerns about the distractions already caused by making phone calls on the move.’