I finally broke down and purchased a Bluetooth headset for my cell phone. For some time now I have been managing quite well with my XV6700 Verizon phone (brick) glued to my head whilst on the move (in states where it is not illegal – of course to drive and use a cell phone). Now that I am on the phone with clients more often I decided to treat myself to a hands free.
A colleague recommended the Jawbone because it contains military grade noise cancellation technology, and I was curious to how good this really is.
Check out the video at http://www.jawbone.com/meet.html?utm_source=site&utm_medium=promo_demo
I joke you not – the noise cancellation actually works – I had the radio playing in the car, driving at 60MPH and the receiver on the other end of the line informed me the call was crystal clear without background noise interference.
The Jawbone retails at about $160 but if you know where to look you can purchase a new working model in various colors for about $75.00. Pairing with my Bluetooth cell phone was a breeze, battery life is adequate for the amount of daily calls I make, and when I am wearing the Jawbone I don’t look too much like a Borg hybrid.
Now, just because I have succumb to the ranks of the executives that appear to talk to themselves in the street, you will not catch me in meeting, at a restaurant, or socializing with friends whilst this thing is strapped to my head. Who are these people that think these devices are a fashion accessory and have to wear them all day? [;)]