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Stupid? or generational gap?

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

  1. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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

    Margaret Senior member

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


  5. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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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 Senior member

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    They're indispensable in the car.
     


  7. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior 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

    Rome Mr. Chocolates Godiva

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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

    skalogre Senior member

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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 Senior member

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


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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

    JBZ Senior member

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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

    designprofessor Senior member

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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 Senior member

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    domo arigato, mr. roboto?
     


  15. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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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.
     


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