The single speaker is impressively loud, making it easy to communicate at speeds of up to 60km with the window down. Go any quicker than that though and you'll struggle to hear over the wind interference. But as long as the window is down, call volume is loud and crisp.
However, when using the stereo Bluetooth option, which lets you stream music straight from your phone through the Bluetooth speaker, it begins to distort at almost full volume, showcasing the speaker's limited range when under the strain of music audio.
Depending on what features your phone offers, most of your interactions can be handled easily through the Drive. Features like the Samsung Galaxy S2's voice application, which lets you access messaging, calling, navigation and music, worked seamlessly. Activating it was as simple as holding down the call button, and then saying 'Hi Galaxy.'
It will even communicate GPS prompts, provided your GPS is equipped with Bluetooth. It's great that it offers the option, but futile, as many GPS units have speakers capable enough of rivalling the Drive's.
The battery life was exceptional without needing a charge throughout the seven day test. Jabra say it's capable of 20 hours talk time and 30 days standby time, making it a very reliable car companion. The Drive tells you when the battery is running low, using voice guidance to warn you when it's time for a charge.
When charging is due it will have to be via a USB port or car charger, as it doesn't come with mains charger. Failing to provide at the least an adaptor (similar to the iPhone's mains + USB combo system) means charging will take a long 2 and a half hours.
Even with its limited music range, the Drive is an incredibly well built and thought out product. It is purpose built, designed to be a car speakerphone first.
But above all, what elevates this device is the exceptional value for money it offers. Retailing at $59.95, it's noticeably cheaper than many of its rivals, without compromising quality in the pursuit. Thought out, well-built and reliable, it is a complete car accessory.