Any compliant headset? (Re: was FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update)
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sat Apr 19 12:03:38 CEST 2008
On 18 Apr 2008, at 23:12, Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> I would like to see future devices using a 3.5mm jack. IMO the
> important thing is high-quality music, whereas if you just want to
> talk on the phone, Bluetooth headsets are more popular these days.
I haven't found a bluetooth headset which comfortably fits my ear.
I'd be happy to use an over-the-head headset (like this shape <http://
www.provu.co.uk/imgs/snom_headset_monaural_new.jpg>) if I could find
one that did bluetooth (in fact, I'd buy at least two) but right now
I don't consider bluetooth an option.
All I want to do is to be able to use some of the time I spend
driving to return my customers' phonecalls. If this can be solved
with a wired pair of earbuds (featuring a microphone on the cable)
which costs pennies to produce then (to me) this is obviously better
than experimenting with several bluetooth headsets which, a week or
two after purchase, start dropping off my ear in the middle of a
conversation. Right now, all I do when I get in my car is take my
phone out of my shirt pocket, pick up the earbuds' cable from the
passenger seat and plug it in; it takes 2 seconds to clip the
microphone to my shirt collar.
As I said before, each of the last 3 phones I've bought have come
with a wired headset, but each has use a different proprietary
For this reason I just assumed that one would require a headset
designed specifically for the Neo.
For those up in arms over paying for my cabled headset because it's
an accessory they'll never use, I hope that FIC will consider the
cost-benefit of this - you can undoubtedly buy such headsets,
properly wired with the appropriate connector, for cents when you are
buying them by the thousand from a factory in China. If device owners
must buy them as a separate item then the price must reflect the
hassle of stocking & shipping them, and will be MUCH increased.
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