Fight it as much as you want, the hands-free law is in effect. If you do not want to get a ticket, you are going to have to pick up a hands-free kit. Of course, with some of the Bluetooth devices on the market, that is not necessarily a bad thing.

While the headband and long microphone of the Cobra Deluxe Bluetooth Headset may make you look a bit like a drive-thru worker at a fast food chain, it actually has quite a bit of power built into its frame. The microphone uses T5 Sonance Technology, which helps to cut out background noise.

This may not mean much to you, but your friends will be happy to hear less of the road and more of your voice. Even without the fancy technology, the microphone is strong enough that if you eat a candy bar while talking, your friend can hear the wrapper crackle.

If you want something a bit less expensive and a lot less like a telemarketing headset, the Cobra Premium Bluetooth Headset offers good sound quality – if not T5 Sonance Technology – at about half of the price. The in-ear Bluetooth headset looks pretty much the same as any other earpiece, but the sound quality and microphone put this above the generic models. Truthfully, most people won’t notice the difference unless they are already used to one of the low quality generic models, but if you’re willing to shell out $40 for a Bluetooth device, this is a good one.

Assuming you can afford a bit more than $40, though, consider the iVoice GX-7. While this in-ear Bluetooth device may be a bit on the pricey side, the GX-7 has some cool features that make it worth the cost.

Unlike other Bluetooth devices, the GX-7 offers not one but two microphones – one to get your voice and the other to help filter out the background noises. Granted, you will not really get the effects of this yourself, but it does cut down on the amount of time you have to listen to your friend ask “What did you say?”

Another nice feature of the GX-7 is that it features an “Intelligent Noise Sensor” that automatically changes the earpiece’s output so that you do not have to constantly change the volume level to match your surroundings. The device also boasts easy, voice-assisted device pairing, a happy “Hello” on startup, and a “Goodbye” on shutdown, the limited appeal of the voices pales in comparison with the fairly cool flexible metal USB charging cable.

Whichever headset you choose, though, please try to keep this one request in mind: While you are walking around with your new Bluetooth, please remember that not everyone knows you are on the phone. There is nothing more awkward these days than to have to look around to see whom the guy walking next to you is talking to, only to find out that he is wearing a very small Bluetooth device in his ear. Sure, it’s convenient, but we are starting to look like a culture of crazy people who randomly talk to invisible friends.

Hopefully, the noise-canceling microphones and improved audio in devices like the Cobra Deluxe Headset and the iVoice GX-7 can at least give you the peace of mind that you won’t have to yell to be heard, but you will still look like you’re talking to yourself. I’m not saying you should not use your Bluetooth everywhere and anywhere you want, just try to remember that the rest of us are a bit freaked out by you.