From time to time I feature a guest blogger, this is one of those times.
“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
No SXSW this year – and here’s why…
1 – There’s no All-Hat!
2 – Nobody is paying my way!
3 – I’m too busy to attend.
I get a lot of looks/questions about my bluetooth headset and I thought it might be an interesting post topic.
It’s starts with the look. They see the blinking light on the headphones and realize something different is going on. Many realize I have no wires so the ask “What ya got on your head Reff?”
Sometimes they see me talking to myself, not realizing that the headphones have a built-in microphone and let’s me talk on the phone hands free. I suffer the slings and arrows of the early adopter so you don’t have to.
As a technology, Bluetooth is underused and under appreciated. Most people only think of keyboards and mice, but you do a lot with bluetooth.
Here how I use bluetooth:
|As mentioned above, I use bluetooth headphones everyday. They are fantastic for commuting. I used to be a daily source of amusement to other commuters. Each day I would become entangled in a mess of iPhone, jacket, messenger bag and earbuds. Bluetooth headphones often have volume controls as well as track controls making it easy to pause a song or podcast to have a conversation. If you struggle with earbuds, bluetooth headphones are a cheap upgrade. (affiliate link)|
|If your car stereo is beat and you need to swap in new stereo, definitely consider a bluetooth enabled stereo. If you do, you’ll get a few nice features including: hands-free dialing (thanks Siri) and podcasts/music that plays out of your car speakers directly from your phone. Ready to buy? This is what I put in my Jeep when the CD player died. (affiliate link)|
|Pebble watches use bluetooth to connect to your iPhone/Android smart phone.|
|Not always the most powerful or highest quality speakers, but they are a great option for an office.|