Putting the “Mobile” Back in Mobile Phone
Date Added 03.03.07
Author - Memorybits
Almost eighty percent of automobile crashes occur within three seconds of some form of driver distraction. Since 2003 it has been illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in the
United Kingdom, and many other countries are also pushing legislation that will restrict mobile phone use in cars to hands free devices only. Doctors have been saying for years that
frequent mobile phone use poses a health risk due to low levels of radiation exposure. A hands free headset will minimize your risk by allowing you to keep your mobile phone at a safe
distance. Between risk of personal injury and punishment under the law, widespread use of mobile phone headsets is imminent. Therefore, the latest batch of mobile phone headsets should
not only make life easier, but make travel safer for everyone.
Headsets have been steadily gaining popularity for several reasons. First, they provide better
comfort during a conversation. When you squeeze a phone between your shoulder and neck, you compress blood vessels and reduce blood flow. Over time this can cause significant discomfort
and possibly long term damage. Using a headset ensures correct posture can be maintained. Ergonomists agree that those who take notes or use a keyboard while on the phone should consider
a headset to be a mandatory addition to their workplace. Secondly, headsets allow users to increase their productivity. Tasks such as typing, and checking reference materials can now be
done during a phone call. Finally, use of cordless headsets allows you greater mobility. As long as you are within Bluetooth range of your mobile phone, you will have
the ability to chat away like normal.
With the introduction of Bluetooth technology you no longer need to be tethered by your headset’s wire. Now you can leave your mobile phone in your briefcase on the back seat
and still place and receive calls. If you use your computer for teleconferencing, you receive the added benefit of being able to use your headset for this purpose as well. If you have
several Bluetooth equipped phones your Bluetooth headset will be able to be used between them interchangeably. And should you purchase a new phone, you can still use your existing headset.
While first generation headsets were plagued with problems, the current options are greatly improved, and generally come in two different styles. One is supported by placing the earpiece
in the ear. The other style uses a loop that goes around the ear, and many users find this to be more comfortable and also more secure. Headsets have two possible locations for the
microphone. One type of headset uses a boom microphone. This is advantageous because it puts the microphone as close to your mouth as possible, and makes it easier for the headset to
separate your voice from the background noise. The other type uses a less conspicuous microphone that is located on the earpiece.
In particular, two headsets are leading the pack: the Nokia BH-801 and the Motorola HT820. Nokia’s BH-801 is an excellent addition to the Nokia line of Bluetooth
headset devices. Its stylish new look highlights its high quality construction and unique design. Utilizing the latest technology, Nokia is able to pack all of the latest features into
a 0.38 ounce device. Using an 80 mAh battery allows the headset up to 6 hours of talk time, and 160 hours of standby time between charging. This should be more than enough for even the
most talk addicted of callers.
Available in two colors, glossy silver or pure black, the BH-801 headset also comes with a neck strap and belt clip that keep it handy while not in use. The addition
of an optional ear loop will make the headset even more comfortable for those engaged in lengthy talk times. Supporting Bluetooth specifications of 2.0 and earlier, Nokia’s BH-801
will also be compatible with all Bluetooth phones that support wireless profiles. Not to be left out of the action, mobile phone headsets you will achieve a much greater level of
mobility, and you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
A Bluetooth headset will eliminate the hassle of unnecessary wires, reduce stress on your neck, and as Bluetooth technology spreads to other applications, you’ll be able to
receive additional benefit from all your devices. Just as the cordless handset revolutionized the way we talk on telephones.