Any compliant headset? (Re: was FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update)

Stroller linux.luser at
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://>) 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  
(examples: <>  
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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