CODA One Hands-free Speakerphone
|CODA One Hands-free Speakerphone|
|One Features and Specifications|
|Pairing, Usage and Final Thoughts|
A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at the bCODA Jak Multishare USB device. Today we are looking at another product from this company. We have the CODA One on our bench today and are looking at this "Ultimate Mobile Companion". The One is an interesting product as it can be used as a wireless handset, a hands-free speaker phone for your car or office as well as a Bluetooth speaker system. We will find out today how well it performs these tasks as we find out of the CODA One is the right one for you.
The CODA One comes in a nice tidy package that is easy to open and gives you a chance to take a good look at the actual product before you spend your money on this device. The One comes with everything you need for home, office and other portable use. In the package is the device itself, a magnetic clip for your visor. This clip also doubles as a stand for office use. Also in the package is a Cigarette Plug adapter that has a standard USB port on it as well as a USB-to-microUSB cable. Those items, combined with a quick user guide wrap up everything that is in the package.
Once again, the CODA One seems to be another well-built device from bCODA and it feels pretty solid in the hand and it should be able to survive a few bumps and bruises along the way. The clip on the One is magnetic and it seems to hold pretty solid and it shouldn't fall off of your visor randomly. I used the clip to attach the CODA One to several different visors as well as other pieces of hardware around the office here and it seemed to work well. Additionally, you can use the clip as a stand and set the One pretty much anywhere you have a flat surface.
As we take a tour around the One, we have a look at a few of the buttons and such found on the device.
The CODA One has stereo speakers and dual microphones that help in noise reduction. On the front it has some indicator lights as well as a Speaker-phone button for answering calls. One the side are volume buttons (up and down) as well as a handset button that allows you to answer your phone and use the CODA One like a traditional phone handset. This is an interesting idea for sure, but if you have to pick up and hold the One, I'm not sure why you wouldn't just pick up your phone and talk on it like normal. On the side opposite the volume buttons is a micro-USB port that is covered with a plug. Thankfully, this is a standard charger and you probably already have one of these cables kicking around.
On the next page we'll take a look and the features and specifications before we carry on through this review.