TextBuster

The Good TextBuster blocks apps, messages, and services that are inappropriate for driving, while leaving navigation and calling enabled. Online management allows users to monitor the position of the TextBuster and receive notifications when geofences are crossed or the hardware or software is tampered with.

The Bad The system seems expensive for what you're getting. Alternative navigation apps are not supported. The app's handling of phone calls could use significant refinement and it lacks voice command.

The Bottom Line The TextBuster system makes good on its promise to bust text-messaging and apps, but paying hardware prices for what's basically a software solution is a hard pill to swallow.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 5.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
6.7 Overall

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Review

Text- and app-blocker helps keep eyes on the road

When your teen driver can't keep his eyes on the road, who ya gonna call? TextBuster! Gave your kid the keys, but wanna keep Facebook on hold? Who can you call? TextBuster!

Sorry, I simply had to get the obvious jokes out of my system.

TextBuster is a product that promises to eliminate driver distraction by blocking text messages and inappropriate apps when a phone is used while in the car. It's got a clever name and makes lofty promises, but I've seen both before, so I installed the TextBuster in my car to see if the device was worthy of my catchy theme song.

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