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Stupid? or generational gap?

post #1 of 24
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I'm a recovering gadget-freak, and love new technology as much as anyone, but I'm having a real hard time getting my arms around these Bluetooth headsets.



I think they look stupid.
post #2 of 24
Every time you see somebody use one you feel like you're in the future. At least I do.
post #3 of 24
Headsets are practical if you're on the phone all the time trying to make a living so you can afford all the good-looking things we love here.
post #4 of 24
They look a helluva lot better than the first cellphones did.
post #5 of 24
The other good thing is that people won't stare at me when I start talking to myself - they'd assume I have a headset on the other ear
But seriously though, I have not bought one yet as I am concerned about power consumption and never remembering to get new batteries.
post #6 of 24
They're indispensable in the car.
post #7 of 24
they don't look bad if the person is driving or if they're in their office, but almost everywhere else they look stupid.
post #8 of 24
I saw this as more of a bridging technology, eventually I think the headset will be the phone for people who just want a barebones cell. In practice I think this has to be one of the most asinine gadgets. It's a wireless device for an already small enough wireless device. You can argue that it allows you use of both hands but so did having the wired headset.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by Rome
I saw this as more of a bridging technology, eventually I think the headset will be the phone for people who just want a barebones cell. In practice I think this has to be one of the most asinine gadgets. It's a wireless device for an already small enough wireless device. You can argue that it allows you use of both hands but so did having the wired headset.

I just use the speakerphone when driving, quite frankly that is usually good enough for me.
post #10 of 24
How long do you think it will be before wireless iPods/mp3 players become standard?
post #11 of 24
I hate when someone walks up behind me talking on a headset. They're usually speaking in a voice louder than used in normal conversation, and I always think they're speaking to me. Irritating.
post #12 of 24
I personally hate them, but then I hate phones generally. I view them as a necessary evil.

I work on the same floor as a bunch of stock brokers. They wear their conventional headsets whereever they go, including to the bathroom. It's kind of disconcerting.
post #13 of 24
This is impossible if you drive a standard and I can't seem to get a picture out of mine.
post #14 of 24
domo arigato, mr. roboto?
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Margaret
How long do you think it will be before wireless iPods/mp3 players become standard?

This is what I want. I can't figure out what's taking them so long to develop it.
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