NOTE: This is the correct AegisGuard™ product to use with wired and air tube headsets. Click here if your headset is wireless.
If you must use a phone while driving, the use of a hands free headset in an automobile is a great idea and required in many places by law. If you are not using your cellular or cordless phone protected with AegisGuard™ LS or XP Radiation Shields, it is also sensible to increase the distance between you and the phone by using a headset. But as Aegis first reported in 1998, if you think using a wired, air-tube or wireless headset is safer than holding a phone against your ear, think again.
AegisGuard™ Radiation Shields for wired and air-tube headsets (headset not included) are proven to be the most effective shielding solution available for these types of headsets.
The ABC news show 20/20 aired their first broadcast about cell phone radiation and SAR safety standards in 1999. During the broadcast, a wired headset was attached to a cell phone and SAR tests revealed a reduction in radiation emissions from the phone's earpiece. Surprisingly, emissions from the headset earpiece and wire were not tested.
In December, 2000, the British government reversed their endorsement advising consumers to use headsets as safety devices. This occurred after they discovered cell phone headsets can channel more than three times the amount of radiation into the head when compared to holding a phone against the ear.
Wireless headsets represent an even greater risk because the wire is replaced with a transmitter and receiver operating with low power at frequency levels between 900 MHz. to 2.4 GHz. Microwave ovens operate at 2.4 GHz., and the maximum frequencies for wireless products compliant with Bluetooth, 3G and 4G specifications are 2.497 GHz., 2.17 GHz. and up to 3.6 GHz., respectively.
AegisGuard™ Headset Radiation Shields for wired and air-tube headsets (headset not included) are proven to be the most effective shielding solution available for these types of headsets. They consist of two individual components; a patented Wire Shield that fits all cell and cordless phone headset wires, and a patented Earpiece Shield that fits all EarBud, EarGel and In-The-Ear style headset earpieces (use AegisGuard™ LS Radiation Shields for earpieces with a diameter larger than (3/16 in. (20.5 mm). They do not contain Nickel or MDF and each component is easily installed without tools.
AegisGuard™ Headset Wire Shields provide far greater protection than ferrites, also known as ferrite beads, and should not be confused them.
AegisGuard™ Headset Wire Shields prevent up to 98% of a cell phone's radiation frequencies from being transferred through a headset wire and, when used with an Earpiece Shield, up to 99.9% of the radiation frequencies emitted from the earpiece is deflected away from the ear.
Find out more:
|Learn why the British government discontinued endorsing the use of headsets as safety devices.|
|Review the Cell Phone Radiation Controversy for cell phone and headset radiation information that every cell phone and headset user should be aware of and may surprise you.|
|AegisGuard™ Headset Wire Shields fit all cell phone headset wires. See if there is an AegisGuard™ Earpiece Shield for your Headset Model.|
|Review the Features and Benefits to understand the superior shielding effectiveness of AegisGuard™ Headset Radiation Shields for wired headsets.|
|See how easy AegisGuard™ Headset Radiation Shields for wired headsets are to install. |
|Learn how AegisGuard™ Headset Radiation Shields for wired headsets were tested.|
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