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Stupid? or generational gap?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dakota rube, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Well-Known Member

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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.

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    I think they look stupid.
     
  2. dusty

    dusty Well-Known Member

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    Every time you see somebody use one you feel like you're in the future. At least I do.
     
  3. whoopee

    whoopee Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Margaret

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    They look a helluva lot better than the first cellphones did.
     
  5. skalogre

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    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 [​IMG]
    But seriously though, I have not bought one yet as I am concerned about power consumption and never remembering to get new batteries.
     
  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    They're indispensable in the car.
     
  7. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    they don't look bad if the person is driving or if they're in their office, but almost everywhere else they look stupid.
     
  8. Rome

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    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.
     
  9. skalogre

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    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.
     
  10. Margaret

    Margaret Well-Known Member

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    How long do you think it will be before wireless iPods/mp3 players become standard?
     
  11. DocHolliday

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    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.
     
  12. JBZ

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    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.
     
  13. designprofessor

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    This is impossible if you drive a standard and I can't seem to get a picture out of mine.
     
  14. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    domo arigato, mr. roboto?
     
  15. montecristo#4

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    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.
     
  16. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    I spent a lot of money on one of these things the last time I bought a new cell phone, thinking I could use it with the phone and with the computer talking on Skype.

    It worked exactly once with the phone and not at all with the computer. After the initial success with the phone, it never worked again. I finally took it back for a full refund. Of course, I paid sufficiently in time and anguish.

    And this in Japan, where the technology is supposed to be highly advanced.
     
  17. Doc Martin

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    While I do agree that it makes me cringe when seeing someone proudly displaying their BT headset like they are the most technologically hip person in the world, I think they are a great convenience.

    In some states, driving w/ cellphones is illegal w/o using a hands-free device. I personally hated using a conventional headset/earpiece as the wire would always tickle my cheek/neck and get tangled up when in a pocket.

    One can also argue that people look stupid walking around with their hand up to their ear while using a cellphone. If you talk on a cellphone enough, your arm gets tired as well.

    I hate linking up to my BT as it is a PITA! Other than that it is great little piece of technology.
     
  18. Reggs

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

    Just wait till nano tech gets up to speed and we all have ipod implants and nano screens in out eyes so we can view pornography wile driving.
     
  19. Lucky Strike

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    Just wait till nano tech gets up to speed and we all have ipod implants and nano screens in out eyes so we can view pornography wile driving.
    It's amazing how porn seems to be driving the development of new technologies. There's a good defense for porn right there.
     
  20. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing how porn seems to be driving the development of new technologies. There's a good defense for porn right there.

    Our current technology is all merely peripheral to the ultimate goal of a viable virtual reality. Geeks from time immemorial have been longing for the day when their dream girl will step forth from their own creation a la Pygmalion.
     

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