Does anyone still wear those Bluetooth phone headsets on the ear?

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    Jul 07, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    They were really popular about a year or so ago, but now I never see them, at least not among non-business people not in offices. They were in all our Florida gay clubs here, and worn by people shopping in stores, on the sidewalks and so forth, but now they have become quite rare.

    I still sometimes use one when on my bicycle, held in place by my helmet strap, so I don't have to fumble on the phone while pedaling. Do you still see them, and do you use one? Did you just stop using yours, and why?
  • buzzman182004

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    Jul 07, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    I never used one because I'm deaf in one ear, so it would be increasingly hard for me to hear people around me talk with one in. Plus, it's annoying when people use them and you think they're talking to you when in fact they are talking to someone on their damn phone!
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    Jul 07, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    I'll use it when driving or when talking and doing some work around the house but that is all - never when just walking around.
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    Jul 07, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    I keep mine in the car and use it mainly because I like having both hands available to drive. I also don't want to drop my Blackberry on the floor - or out the window. LOL!

    Other than that, I would NEVER just walk around with a headset on. That's as bad as wearing your phone in a holster on your belt.
  • JohnG16775

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    Jul 07, 2009 2:07 AM GMT
    have one and never was able to use it properly, Now it just sits around
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    Yeah, I do for work. Usually can't wait to take it off.
    But lately, I've been enjoying music on the bluetooth stereo headset - always hated those dangling iPod wires. Can't play music all day and take calls on one charge though.
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    I have a stereo Bluetooth headset and I wear it at the gym. I can just leave my phone in the corner of gym and listen to my music while I work out. It's great not having any cords. One day someone will flog my phone and I won't think it's such a great idea any more.
  • Grimlock

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    Jul 07, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    I'm supposed to get another one eventually, but I lost my first one and ran the second through the washing machine by accident. So, I've been holding back since I can't seem to be able to keep a working one for an extended period of time.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    It's the law here in CA.. you have to use a handsfree device if you want to talk n drive. Since I hate talking and driving anyways, I rarely use my BT headset.

    I still do see people walking around with one attached to their ear, whether they're talking on the phone or not. Looks kinda silly actually. But to each his own.

    I think this is the best bluetooth headset ever!! icon_lol.gif

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/8928/
  • somedaytoo

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    Jul 07, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    They're rediculous. My bluetooth phone connects to my bluetooth stero in my car.
  • silverfox

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    Jul 07, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    makeumyne saidI have a stereo Bluetooth headset and I wear it at the gym. I can just leave my phone in the corner of gym and listen to my music while I work out. It's great not having any cords. One day someone will flog my phone and I won't think it's such a great idea any more.


    Yes I have the stereo bluetooth headset in the gym as well. No more wires! No more ipod! 5000 songs on my G1 phone and I am good to go.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
    I had a bluetooth headset when motorola first released them. It was cool back then, now I can't stand wearing them.

    Unfortunately, living in Ontario, they have passed a new law (like CAs) where one has to utilize a handsfree device to use a mobile phone.

    Not really sure when it take affect. But hey - it has forced car manufacturers to release bluetooth technology in the 2010 model year vehicles (even low end vehicles) as an option.

  • metalxracr

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    Jul 07, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    I hate when people wear them all the time. It looks stupid and it makes it hard to differentiate the sane people from the crazy people sometimes.

    I understand if they're multi-tasking or something but when they are just like standing there.. it's dumb.

    I have one.. somewhere. It's the law here in CA, but I still talk on the phone without out. Oops! I drive a standard and so it does make it easier to talk and drive, but I just hate wearing it. I've used it like 5 times maybe since last year.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    I'm so far behind the times. Four months ago, I just got my first push button phone, a cellphone and a bluetooth. I love it and it's great for multitasking.

    Besides, it has always been my fantasy to look like those guys at the GAP.
  • AdmNaismith

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    Jul 07, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    Only if you are a douchebag.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    AdmNaismith saidOnly if you are a douchebag.


    I think that's a song on my Bluetooth.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jul 07, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI actually prefer to talk handsfree while driving wearing the 2 earphones that came with my iPhone 3Gs.


    It is illegal in some states to drive with headphones in both ears, but not in Texas (at least according to a couple minutes with google, although that might have changed).

    Personally if i don't have my bluetooth headset while driving, will just use the one side of my headphones with the microphone, and let the other side hang.
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
    In the car, it's all about the Jawbone -- the speakerphone built-in to the car really is horrific and it's impossible to have a real business conversation while on it. "Huh!? What'd you say?"

    ...but after I park, turn off the car and grab my key, the Jawbone is removed from my ear. I refuse to look like "one of those" people with a blinking blue light attached to their ear.

    Besides, people who wear their bluetooth earpiece on the street just look like crazies who talk to themselves!
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    after i lost the 2nd one i gave up...icon_confused.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 07, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    26mileman saidI'm so far behind the times. Four months ago, I just got my first push button phone, a cellphone and a bluetooth.



    Do you still use an Answering Machine with the little cassette tapes or have you graduated to Voicemail? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 07, 2009 5:11 AM GMT
    Some states / locales now have headset laws for motor vehicles.

    My experience with cellular blue tooth headsets is that they suck. They suck to talk on, and they especially suck to listen to.

    Folks who run around at every affair with them stuck in their ear look silly to me. If I'm talking with / to them, I'd like their full attention.

    P.S. They actually don't lower vehicle accident rates, either. You shouldn't be on the phone if driving.
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    Jul 07, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    26mileman saidI'm so far behind the times. Four months ago, I just got my first push button phone, a cellphone and a bluetooth.



    Do you still use an Answering Machine with the little cassette tapes or have you graduated to Voicemail? icon_lol.gif


    I had to switch over to an answering machine without cassettes a few years back. Cassettes were to hard to find for my '78 model.icon_lol.gif
  • johnoc

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    Jul 07, 2009 6:28 AM GMT
    Well men, it's the law in California........that said, the highway patrol and local police rarely ( it seems to me) seems to ever enforce it!
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    Jul 07, 2009 6:44 AM GMT
    Curious... what's the fee or penalty for getting caught talking on a cellphone while driving in CA? I'm assuming it's the same for texting?
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:06 AM GMT
    There is a new model .. if you start looking like this, I will worry about you! icon_lol.gif

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