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Stupid? or generational gap?

Dakota rube

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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

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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

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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domo arigato, mr. roboto?
 

montecristo#4

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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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