Bluetooth's Do you use them?

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Bluetooth's Do you use them?

Post by ChipperJones » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:02 pm

Post by ChipperJones
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:02 pm

I know this is pretty far off topic, but a long time ago i came to the realization that bluetooth is pretty wortheless for file transfers and things of the like. When i learned the protocol found a nice home with voice transfer i thought to myself, "good for you bluetooth, good for you". A few days ago i was introduced to a bluetooth headset. While utter disgust in bt had me reluctant i tried the headset out with my iphone. I used the Plantronics M155 headset as my coworker told me i need to "experience my phone life handsfree". Hes the kind of ass hat that walks around with the thing in his ear 24/7. But i washed out the ear gel and stuffed it in my ear, the pairing, was super easy and the connection was very clear, and then it dawned on me that all phones should be made this way....hands free connection to the phone is amazing! The headset was also optimized for iOS which made it pairing and using a lot easier than other option from what i understand....so my question to you all, is do you use bluetooth headsets? I would love to hear the good, the bad and the ugly in regard to your experience with bt headsets...
I know this is pretty far off topic, but a long time ago i came to the realization that bluetooth is pretty wortheless for file transfers and things of the like. When i learned the protocol found a nice home with voice transfer i thought to myself, "good for you bluetooth, good for you". A few days ago i was introduced to a bluetooth headset. While utter disgust in bt had me reluctant i tried the headset out with my iphone. I used the Plantronics M155 headset as my coworker told me i need to "experience my phone life handsfree". Hes the kind of ass hat that walks around with the thing in his ear 24/7. But i washed out the ear gel and stuffed it in my ear, the pairing, was super easy and the connection was very clear, and then it dawned on me that all phones should be made this way....hands free connection to the phone is amazing! The headset was also optimized for iOS which made it pairing and using a lot easier than other option from what i understand....so my question to you all, is do you use bluetooth headsets? I would love to hear the good, the bad and the ugly in regard to your experience with bt headsets...
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Post by PaulL » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:00 am

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Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:00 am

Every day. Jawbone, one of the earlier ones, works well. I don't have it on constantly, just when I don't want to hold a phone to my head.

What irks me most is when I'm on it and people don't notice, and begin talking to me while I'm listening to someone on it. If I put a big blinking LED on my forehead, maybe they'd notice. :) The Jawbone is pretty small.

If I'm outside in a strong wind, that causes problems, but it's tolerable if I turn my head away from the wind.

It does introduce audio delay, but then so do digital phones. I tend to talk fast, and the delay of the phone itself and the headset causes me to say "Go ahead" when I realize I'm talking before the other person has started to talk but the delay caused me to think they weren't talking. Same applies for international calls where there is even more delay.
Every day. Jawbone, one of the earlier ones, works well. I don't have it on constantly, just when I don't want to hold a phone to my head.

What irks me most is when I'm on it and people don't notice, and begin talking to me while I'm listening to someone on it. If I put a big blinking LED on my forehead, maybe they'd notice. :) The Jawbone is pretty small.

If I'm outside in a strong wind, that causes problems, but it's tolerable if I turn my head away from the wind.

It does introduce audio delay, but then so do digital phones. I tend to talk fast, and the delay of the phone itself and the headset causes me to say "Go ahead" when I realize I'm talking before the other person has started to talk but the delay caused me to think they weren't talking. Same applies for international calls where there is even more delay.
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