By Brian Copeland
Two things are true of mobile phone headsets. One, they conserve your phone’s battery life. Two, you may look and sound like a Spencer Pratt when you use one incorrectly. We have this one guy in my office, who I PRAY is reading this, who paces the office (especially near the front desk) talking extremely loudly around the receptionist. Thank you, sir, for your inspiration for this blog.
Check your quality. The old school, early generation Bluetooth headsets typically sound like you’re in a open wind tunnel in a convertible with a rock band in the background. This can leave your caller in Hearing Issueville with a bad taste in their mouth. Additionally, you never know when that person on the other side may have a hearing impairment. The Jawbone is viewed by many as the cream of the crop, with its ability to translate the vibration of your jaw to enhance the words. I personally love my Plantronics Voyager PRO with it’s mouth piece that gets as close as possible to my noise maker.
It is NOT an fashion accessory. Nothing says toolbag than a business card-pushing, headset-wearing REALTOR. The joy is they are built for comfort and light-weight feel. The drawback is that you forget that it is in your ear. The stigma with wearing these in public is that you’re a poser. When you get to a public place, make a concentrated effort to take it out. I always hook mine on my top button of my shirt or around my collar, which hides it well. Continue reading »