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Do You Use a Bluetooth Headset?

Last week comedian and new host of The Price is Right Drew Carey talked to Parade about his love for his iPhone and compared getting a new phone to sex. While I couldn't agree with him on that point, I did agree with him regarding his take on Bluetooth: It's uncomfortable. Or as Drew put it:

"I don’t have a Bluetooth thing on my ear. That bugs me. I got one when I got my phone. You put it in, and you look at yourself in the mirror. And you’re like, ‘Nope, not me. I’m not going to do it. I’m not wearing one of those stupid things in my ear.’"

I know plenty of stores sold fancy Bluetooth units on Black Friday and I recognize that it's probably the safest option for talking on your phone while driving, but I never use my headset. Am I alone on this one?

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HelenG HelenG 5 years
I admit i have a bluetooth headset in almost all day. I have a Jawbone which i use in the car and a D+G motorola which i wear if i go into town. I dont get why people are so anoyed by them. Millions of people have ipods and as Jessca says above they are much smaller and if you have long hair it completley covers it.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
Down here bluetooth headsets are like spinners on a crappy car. The really nice wine bars even restrict people from wearing them....along with athletic gear, white shoes, untucked shirts, shorts, and chains. Yeah Louisiana is a bit race oriented. But anyway a woman was talking to herself on her cell phone while working as a cashier at a gas station and I could not figure out if she was talking to me or her headset.
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
Only 40+ men wear them all the time! I guess they think it makes them look younger, but they look like idiots. Huge idiots.
frogribbit frogribbit 8 years
I think they make people look like androids or something.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
Indeed Ive had my Jabra JX10 for about a year now, it is the best little gadg I ever bought. I also use a wireless plantronics headset for work .. Im all about the headsets!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Call me harsh or old fashioned for this, but I feel that it's really a breakdown in social decorum and etiquette to just walk around in a public place (like a store, for example) having a conversation with yourself without a visible phone; it puts the people around you in an awkward and uncomfortable position. By that same token, people who speak at the top of their voices while on theit cells and loudly broadcast their conversations to everyone around them are just as bad. They do have their place, like at the computer, and cleaning and cooking at home, but in public it's just tacky, I think. . .
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
i actually never set mine up...my little headset is just hanging out on my desk...I don't like making calls from the car anyway, so I don't have much use for it...
kritin220 kritin220 8 years
I was thinking of getting one because my commute is about 10 hours a week and I hate talking on my speakerphone. I'm just afraid that I will become what I hate and start using it when I am not driving.
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
I don't really talk while driving, so i never bought one. but if i did, i would buy one since it's a fat ticket here in L.A. if you get pulled over talking . . .
elizabelle elizabelle 8 years
so necessary when I'm conducting an interview b/c I like to type my notes. it frees up both hands and avoids a painful neck crick. But it's work only for me.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
t and co same here, and sometimes when I'm trying to clean, cook and need both hands but I surely don't walk around the mall using it. Too weird.
t-and-co t-and-co 8 years
I use it in the car, and that's about it. I don't have much use for it elsewhere. :)
wingedkiare wingedkiare 8 years
I use one all the time. It's much easier than having a corded headset in the car (and alas, I'm much too poor to afford a car with Bluetooth at the moment). And, it lets me have two hands free when I'm at home - super important with two kids, or when I'm attempting to write. I admit that I don't usually use them in public outside of the car (with the exception of when I'm planning something and need both hands free to shop). It's not a matter of worrying that people will think I'm talking to myself (I really could care less about that), but I had a tendency to have store employees think that I wasn't on the phone and try to help me - only to have to pantomime that I was on the phone.
thatothrgirl thatothrgirl 8 years
Last Christmas I wanted one really badly, as I was in a job that I was on call 24/7 and talked more than 2k min a month. My SO was smart enough to get me one, but not the more expensive one I wanted, which turned out to be good because I switched positions 2 months later. Then, I wasn't using the phone nearly at all, so my BT need dropped. I would have continued using it if it was louder, but hadn't fallen in love with it enough to use it on a regular basis after that. I think it is in a drawer somewhere now.
vickysecret vickysecret 8 years
Okay, I went back and read some comments. It's not about looking important or special, it's about convenience. It's much easier for me to multi-task (wash dishes, type on the computer, drive, whatever) with it in. It's especially useful when I'm shopping, because all those who shop know that 2 hands are much better than trying to juggle a phone on your shoulder or better yet juggle whatever it is you're trying to look at with one hand. If you don't like bluetooths, that's fine. But don't hate on the folks who do enjoy using one.
vickysecret vickysecret 8 years
I use my bluetooth all the time. I hate when I don't have it and actually have to hold a phone to my ear. I really don't care if people look at me like I'm crazy either.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
i used to use it in the car, but i found that the long ear piece with mouth thingies were way better, plus i don't have to remember to charge it or anything . . .
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 8 years
I only use mine when i'm at home or in the car, and it's going to be a long convo, like with my parents or something...i NEVER use it in public or wear it outside of the car or house!!
SugarKat SugarKat 8 years
It's annoying, but safer, i guess, than talking on the phone in the car...
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
nope i dont.. but really i dont think i would use it.. i have a head set and i think thats good enough, for like when im driving and what not.. im not really on the phone enough to need bluetooth!
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