USA Today Magazine’s July issue features the ClipSee prominently in its “What’s New” section, enthusiastically stating: “It is a simple, compelling, and inexpensive alternative to making phone calls while driving. Not only do you no longer need to fiddle with headsets, tangled cords from earbuds, or synching issues, both parties on the phone will experience superior call clarity.”
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Examiner: “…A small price to pay to keep you safe while driving…A bonus feature for teenagers is the [iPhone] is set in the cradle in a way where you can’t text while you are driving.”
Sacramento Bee: “BUY…When you’re on the road and a call comes in, how many times have you fumbled to put an ear bud in place or sync the phone with your Bluetooth, almost resulting in a swerving freeway accident? Maybe it’s just me. Anyway, this iPhone amplification device…clips onto your seat belt and its speakerphone is built to snuff out ambient sounds. It requires no batteries, wire or headset.”
Friendspired: “The sound quality was quite good…Jenn even remarked, on numerous occasions how much better it was to talk to me. Normally she complains the whole time “I can’t hear you.” But she could tell immediately when I was using the ClipSee, it made that much of a difference.
It took a little bit to get used to, but once I was familiar with where everything was flipped to I love using it. Another reason I love it, because I feel like it’s a much better and safer solution then me having the bluetooth on and holding it up.”
Two Classy Chics: “I did several conference calls from my car using it and it really was louder and clearer than when I use my phone’s speakerphone function. When I use the speakerphone without the ClipSee, it can sound muffled and tinny at times. This was definitely much better! … great alternative to my Bluetooth headset…”
The Write Balance: “…here’s a really cool device that’ll make you hands-free with your iPhone in the car…”
The Mom Maven: “Overall I would recommend the ClipSee for iPhone to anyone with an iPhone 4 or 5 (not in a bulky case). For the cost it is a great option for those who don’t want to be bothered with Bluetooth accessories…”
Misadventures in Baby Raising: “I do think it makes taking and receiving phone calls on the go so much easier than Bluetooth headsets and I can definitely see my husband using the ClipSee on his long drives to and from work!”
Cassandra M’s Place: “The product is durable and built to last. I like that it can save lives. You can hear better and it is comfortable. I would recommend taking it off when you get in and out of the car. Excellent for new drivers as well.”
The Naptime Reviewer: “It does take a little time and practice to master the finger guides, but once you have them down working the iPhone controls is easy…My iPhone 5 with a silicone cover slid in easily and stayed very secure in the ClipSee…I was actually really surprised at how loud the ClipSee made my phones’ speakerphone! It directs the sound up towards your ears and is very clear and loud, even with a moderate amount of road noise. When I wasn’t using the ClipSee it fit easily into my doors’ storage bin where I could grab it easily for the next use.
Flattlands Travel Blog: The appliance clips onto your seat belt so your hands can stay at ten and two on the wheel. ClipSee is a wire-free and battery-free iPhone speakerphone, accomplishing the basics of what other expensive accessories do. The device amplifies sound up to three times on both ends of a phone call. It is also engineered to mitigate background noise from kids asking “are we there yet” among other barriers. Discover the ease of hands-free!
ACOUSTIC GADGETS INTRODUCES CLIPSEE™ FOR IPHONE TO HELP COMBAT DISTRACTED DRIVING
World’s first hands-free, battery-free, wire-free speakerphone that clips to your seatbelt
Mountain View, CA — May 29, 2014 — Acoustic Gadgets, LLC, the designers and engineers of a line of easy-to-use, yet powerful acoustic accessories for smartphones, today announced the availability of ClipSee, the world’s first hands-free, battery-free, wire-free device that amplifies call sound by up to 3X for iPhones.
“ClipSee is a simple, compelling, and inexpensive alternative for making phone calls while driving. Not only do you no longer need to fiddle with Bluetooth headsets, tangled cords from earbuds, or synching issues with Bluetooth – both parties on the phone can now experience superior call clarity,” said Hugh McLaughlin, founder and CEO of Acoustic Gadgets.
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration), at any given minute across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. In 2011, nearly half a million Americans were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, a number that is increasing every year. Distracted driving is an all-encompassing term, involving everything from grooming, eating and drinking to texting, using a cell phone or navigation system, or reading while behind the wheel. To read more: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811719.pdf
Added McLaughlin, “After researching options already on the market, we challenged ourselves to imagine the simplest possible solution to help address the distracted driving problem. We chose the iPhone for ClipSee’s debut because it has the best acoustics and internal signal processing, and when coupled with the superior one-touch user interface provided by Siri, we knew we were coming close to combining accessibility with safety.”
HOW CLIPSEE WORKS
Once clipped to your seatbelt, the ClipSee faces outward from your body. The iPhone (models 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5c) fits snugly into the cradle that has been specifically designed to amplify the sound by 3X, while placing the iPhone’s speakerphone microphone right under the user’s chin. The short distance from microphone to the talker’s mouth allows the iPhone’s internal signal processing to remove road and wind noise leaving the talker’s voice as clean as if talking by handset. Finger guides help you locate the speakerphone button on the iPhone, as well as the Home button to enlist Siri to place a call for you. ClipSee accommodates most iPhone cases.
In addition, the product’s design thwarts the ability to text while driving since the iPhone faces outward when secure inside ClipSee.
To see ClipSee in action: http://www.acousticgadgets.com/#custom-video2
Pricing and Availability
ClipSee is available online directly from Acoustic Gadgets. It will also be carried at major online and offline retailers announced in the next few months.
The suggested retail price is $29.99
ABOUT ACOUSTIC GADGETS, LLC
Founded in 2013, Acoustic Gadgets mission is to create simple yet powerful products to improve speech communication for mobile devices. The company is privately held and based in Mountain View, CA.