We'll get the usual jokes and stereotypes surrounding hands-free Bluetooth devices out the way quickly; short-sleeve shirts with ties, overpowering aftershave, wrap-around sunglasses, the BMW M3 and Audi RS4, useless indicator skills and loud egos.
And while most modern cars will feature a way of making and taking hands-free phone calls, it's not a feature in many older cars and the law is very clear on using your mobile phone while driving. We've therefore found the best Bluetooth hands-free devices that'll allow you to make phone calls without straying onto the wrong side of the law.
The best hands-free Bluetooth headsets
Anker Soundsync Bluetooth Receiver
The best hands-free Bluetooth car device
A nifty way of modernising an older car, this Bluetooth receiver can both stream music from a smartphone and be used to make hands-free calls. It attaches via an AUX cord and has a 12-hour battery life which is perfect for even the longest commute. Even better, you can plug it into your speakers at home and stream music using Bluetooth too.
New bee Bluetooth Headset V5.0
The best in-ear hands-free Bluetooth device
If you really want to put something in your ear, New Bee make some good and affordable Bluetooth earpieces like this one. It can also play music from your phone too, a slightly odd addition, but doubling as a one-eared wireless headphone at least interesting. Outside of driving this earpiece can be connected to PCs and used as a headset that way, and boasts a 24-hour talk time from a full charge (22-hours for music). Availble in either black, white or gold it also comes with three changeable earbuds for maximum comfort.
Jabra Talk 25 Bluetooth Headset
The best premium in-ear hands-free Bluetooth device
Another good Bluetooth earpiece, this product from Jabra may not boast the same run-time as the other headsets, the sound quality is designed to be as good as possible thanks to 'HD Voice technology.' It's simple to use with just three buttons and has a handy Voice Guidance system that'll alert the user to a low battery or poor connection. If you're after something with the best quality possible, te Jabra Talk 25 is your best option.
Avantree CK11 Hands Free Bluetooth
The best hands-free Bluetooth device for tech lovers
A little different to the Anker Bluetooth device, this clip-on unit doesn't connect to your car's speaker system, it comes with its own. Other than that it's very similar, you connect your phone via Bluetooth and can then stream music and take calls. It works with both Google Assistant and Siri meaning you can also use this device to check the weather, get directions and even ask silly questions. It's also a clever option if your car's speakers have packed in or there's no radio at all (like in a Renault Megane R26R) and you want to enjoy some music. It's also available in other grey or blue.
AA Bluetooth Earpiece
The best budget in-ear hands-free Bluetooth device
The perfect simple choice for some hands-free audio, this device from the AA is an ideal choice for anyone on a budget. Simple to connect and cheap to buy, it's a solid choice. Like the New Bee, you can also use it as a one-eared headphone, an odd but interesting addition. It's also absolutely tiny in size, handy for anyone who wears glasses.