Tech Tuesday: If You’ll be in DC for the Inauguration – You’ll Need This!
Posted January 13, 2009on:
In honor of President-Elect Obama’s Inauguration next week, I thought I’d write about a technology that many drivers will need when in DC – a Bluetooth headset. DC drivers are not allowed to be on their cell phone while driving!
I’ve had three Bluetooth headsets – one Jawbone and two Jabras. I’ll discuss with you my Jawbone and my current Jabra headset.
Jawbone – how I loathe thee. (img from moble.co.uk) Jawbones are gorgeous and my bf says they’re the best Bluetooth headset he’s ever used, BUT I have to disagree. I hated mine. People couldn’t hear me; I changed my ear pieces to see if it would adjust better – just so many problems with mine. The sleek design was great, BUT I couldn’t find where the buttons were for adjusting the volume and such. To top it off, Jawbones are not the cheapest! The best thing about them though is that you didn’t have to charge them every night and it only took one hour to fully charge. But you don’t have to take my word for it. (Side note, remember Reading Rainbow and how the host would say that after every book he introduced?)
Jabra – I love you. It’s easy to use and more comfortable in my ear! No one complains about not being able to hear me and it’s not that expensive. I do wish it had a better battery lifespan and didn’t need to be charged every night (I’m bad at charging my electronics). All of that aside, my new Jabra makes me happy, it’s easy to use with gloves on AND all of the buttons are defined. (img from blueunplugged)
So there you have it folks, my assessment for the two Bluetooths I’ve used. Let me know if you have questions or would like to add to the current list. Happy talking – hands free!
MaR_advice: It doesn’t matter what type of Bluetooth you use when you’re in DC – just have one! Security is going to be VERY tight and with the estimated amount of people coming into DC (about 1-4 million), the police will be likely looking for ways to give people tickets.