I’m relating to the bluetooth apparatus that adorns one’s earhole.
For those not yet initiated in modern technology it’s a device that connects through the airwaves to your mobile phone and enables you to take what is known as ‘hands free’.
A call comes through and instead of answering it on your handset a button is depressed which transfers the call to your earpiece to enable you to talk to your caller,(it also allows you to make calls from it of course).
My point about the fashion accessory points to the amount of people who wander unconcernedly with these bits of plastic protruding from their ear….I did actually once see a taxi driver with one in each ear, unless of course one was a hearing aid.
I have to confess having allowed myself to participate (it was bought for me as a present) to the point of embarrassment and annoyance, the embarrassment factor relating to feeling like a staff member of Starship ‘Enterprise’ and the annoyance factor of it not wanting it to be constantly on view, the other of it falling off and out when it frightened ‘the devil’ out of you when it rang.
Albeit that these devices should not be used when driving, they are a great help if you are a motorist.
I have now found a great stocking filler that saves any embarrassment and is a treat to work.
The Multipoint Speakerphone (Clip and Talk) is a device that also uses the ‘bluetooth’ system which you pair with your mobile phone (it’s so easy that on a test trial I could do it) and with the attachable clip provided can hang it anywhere except your ear.
The visor of a car or a dash is great…. or on your desktop if you use it indoors.
Simplicity in use, it has a multi-function central button which switches the device on and off, and is also used for ringing out and accepting calls in, along with being able to connect to two phones.
The other two button are used for controlling the volume, there is also a mute button.
It comes with an in car charging device which plugs into the cigarette socket and once charged will last up to fourteen hours talk time or up to sixty six days standby time.
It’s available from www.mobilefun.co.uk/cat/Bluetooth.htm
Clarity is excellent on all calls, it’s easy to setup and use, and for me could be one of the best Christmas stocking fillers around.
Priced at £19.99 it’s practically a giveaway Christmas gift.