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Old 12-13-09, 09:53 PM
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Old 12-13-09, 10:04 PM
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I say no to Borg ears.
+1...Dumbest thing ever.
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Old 12-13-09, 11:06 PM
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Maybe. For driving or riding. Otherwise no for walking around. You look like a nut walking around talking to an imaginary friend.

My mother in law wears one and we'll be talking ans all off a sudden she will say, "Oh,hello!" and start yakking to someone for 20 minutes while the rest of have to wait for her. No call goes unanswered with her, no caller is ever told I''ll call you back later.
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For driving? Do it.

For everything else? Hell to the no.
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Old 12-14-09, 01:50 AM
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Maybe. For driving or riding. Otherwise no for walking around. You look like a nut walking around talking to an imaginary friend.

My mother in law wears one and we'll be talking ans all off a sudden she will say, "Oh,hello!" and start yakking to someone for 20 minutes while the rest of have to wait for her. No call goes unanswered with her, no caller is ever told I''ll call you back later.
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Old 12-14-09, 04:14 AM
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I use it all the time,Greatest technology ever. I talk on the phone all day in the office & driving. I never take my Blackberry off my hip to dial a call or answer one. I also use a Bluetooth mouse with my laptop. People that object to wireless technology are usually the same people that talk & text while driving. My job requires me to be available by Cell, Email, or Phone 24 - 7 I prefer not to put myself or others in danger dialing the phone driving. As a former Trucker I have over 1 million miles driving experience under my belt. I have seen my share of body parts in the road because people multitasking behind the wheel. These days there is no excuse to be dialing or talking on your phone with a hand held device. You phone will also interact with your car and your on board GPS system. Bluetooth technology is a lot more than your ear piece

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Old 12-14-09, 12:34 PM
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I used to hate Bluetooth. BUT, I use it while driving (once a year, tops) and I use it around the house while I am chasing the baby (there is one friend I talk to regularly and she's worth it, dang it).

So, to each their own.

Don't be like my dad and wear it 24/7 even when the phone itself isn't even with him.
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Old 12-14-09, 01:42 PM
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Greatest thing ever for schizophrenics. No one can tell when you're just talking to the voices! It works great in my car but it didn't work for me on the bicycle. The route of my commute takes me too close to power lines and it screws up the signal.
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Old 12-14-09, 04:30 PM
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No. Don't wanna be a self-absorbed jackassss and make people think I'm talking to them when I'm not. And look like a ****ingg tool.
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I don't talk on the phone enough to make it worth my time to even BROWSE them.
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Old 12-14-09, 04:55 PM
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Old 12-14-09, 05:26 PM
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Correct. People, please stop referring to earpieces as "Bluetooths". Cellular telephone earpieces existed long before the Bluetooth communication protocol even existed. Bluetooth is and can be used in applications that don't contribute to needless deaths.
+1. I used BT to transfer all of the numbers in my Palm to my phone.
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I prefer not to put myself or others in danger dialing the phone driving.

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In your face
But putting others in danger by talking on the phone while driving is A-OK.
Probably not a good Idea for you but I am a professional.
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Old 12-14-09, 06:11 PM
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Broad range of responses here, folks!

I'm still considering one for the following reasons:

1. I got one of those new fancy touchscreen phones (Samsung Caliber). It does what I want it to do, buuuut the screen is really freakin' hard to see in bright/sunlight. Can't see to make a call half the time (or answer, for that matter). It has voice recognition, but I really don't want complete strangers listening to my conversations in public.

2. Wanting to go wireless to start a serious (for me) workout routine. My MP3 player is great for all-day listening, but the cord gets annoying. Don't expect studio quality sound, just something to help pass the time.
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My Bluetooth ear piece also pairs with my laptop. I use it with speech recognition that is part of Vista. You have to use a microphone in order for speech recognition to work. My Blackberry pairs with my Laptop as well. There are Bluetooth speakers, keyboards, headphones & even webcams but their are to many perverts in the world so they are not manufactured for sale to the public for obvious reasons. If you choose not to use a Bluetooth ear piece for you cell that is a personal choice. There is no difference than talking on your cell held to your ear. If you need to have a visual identification that someone is using there phone than thats your problem.

These days more people have them than don't & as they become more affordable the majority of the population will also use them. Many states in the US make it a fine to operate your car without a hands free device. Bluetooth ear pieces are the most convenient & affordable options for this requirement. Convenience, cost & availability will make this technology part of everyones lives regardless if you want it or not. You can either benefit from it or you can be irritated by it but it isn't going away.
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I use it at work. I have to take a fair number of messages and it is easier when I don't have balance the phone. Also, when you get into a menu-hell where you have to start entering numbers.
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I agree with using Bluetooth in the office so I can write down notes and not worry about getting up to grab a file without pulling the phone onto the floor. I wear mine on bike rides since I dn't think it is safe for me to answer the cell phone and keep riding. As much as I like to keep bike rides as "me" time it never really is since there are often errands or calls asking me if I'm safe and not under a bus.

But I wouldn't walk around the streets talking into the air and gesticulating to my unseen friend. I've noticed that people forget they aren't alone at home on the phone and start speaking loudly. I really don't want to hear the latest on some stranger's misadventures or personal history. In this case sharing doesn't mean caring -- it's obnoxious.
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It's good to have a Bluetooth headset for shouting racial slurs at kids in Iowa when playing Call of Duty Modeern Warfare 2 online multiplayer, but from what I've noticed folks who walk around in Real Life with headsets on just to yak on the phone come across as dooshes who think they are more important than they really are.
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No bluetooth here. I don't even use my phone anymore. Nobody calls me.
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I use bluetooth for a wireless mouse, very nice.
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