Even though octomom Nadya Suleman was caught not abiding by California's hands free cell phone law — where you must use a hands-free device to talk on your cell phone while driving — there are plenty of Hollywood folk who do rock the Bluetooth earpieces and headsets to be good citizens. The question is, can they make even that look good? You'll have to decide for yourself.
However you feel about Bluetooth earpieces, sometimes you need one. . . to re-create the famous scene from Cyrano de Bergerac (younger generations recognize it as Roxanne), like Serena did in this week's episode of Gossip Girl.
Fun plot twist aside, of course, I noticed that Serena was wearing a recognizable — and super chic — Jawbone Bluetooth Headset in Ramblin' Rose, to get her feed of dialogue from Vanessa. The champagne pink color is girlie, stylish, and will disappear into your hair, if you need it to.
Last week at the Philips event in Portugal, I got to check out innovative new products like the Prestigo remote and like this new device — the Philips Tapster. In the video below you'll get a sneak peek at how it functions, but basically with this Bluetooth stereo headset, you can easily switch between your music and incoming phone calls by using simple gestures. With stellar sound quality, a comfortable feel when on the ear, and crystal clear reception, this is going to be one hot little product when it's released later this year.
Am I pleased that we're starting to see gadgets that double as jewelry, like the USB Crystal Bracelet? Very much so. Whether I'd wear them is what I'm uncertain about, and it's not just a style call; I'm a big quality girl, and I just don't know if something ensconced in crystals is going to give me the same sound quality as a well-known and trusted tech brand.
But that's not to say that the Black Swarovski Crystal Bluetooth Headset is not pretty to look at; it's actually kinda cool, and the black crystals are a lot less obnoxious than the white ones.
They also want you to know that you can rock this as a necklace, with the Bluetooth piece doubling as a pendant. Perhaps the double duty justifies the $260 price tag.
I'm on the fence about this; what do you think of it?
With the two-hour season premiere of Grey's Anatomy kicking off last week, Ellen Pompeo couldn't have looked more businesslike with her BlackBerry Curve smartphone (which was shielded in a black gel case), her black Motorola Bluetooth H375 headset ($50), and another black tiny cell phone in her left hand. I had no idea she was such a gadget girl! Now if only she had a big bag to hide all her high tech toys in. . . protect the gadget goods Ellen!
In recent years (and even months, due to the Hands Free Law), the use of Bluetooth earpieces has become more and more common, and I'm increasingly seeing more and more people on the street wearing them, which is great!
They're convenient and wireless and that's nice and all, but seriously. What is this trend of wearing them when you're not using them (or expecting a call)? I'm not talking about keeping it in the car (which gets a free pass for safety's sake), I mean just putting them on, walking the streets (or the mall, or where I inevitably see a gaggle of them: the airport), and sporting them like an accessory. No one's calling.
Is it the anxiety that you might get a call and won't be able to get it on and connect fast enough? Educate me, inactive Bluetooth headset wearers!
Crystals courtesy of Let's Crystal It!, that's exactly what they did. No cops will pull you over because they'll be able to see that ice miles away!
What do you think of this shiny, girlie, headset? Too much or just enough?
My home base of California is now a handsfree state, which means it's illegal to drive your car and talk on the phone unless you are using a Bluetooth device or headset. I've tried my share of Bluetooth earpieces and understand their place and function, but I don't love having a device crammed in my ear. This weekend I took my sister's Supertooth Light Bluetooth Handsfree Speakerphone (on sale for $70) for a spin and it won my affection after two test phone calls.
You mount the device on your car's sun visor (I didn't have to take off my earrings! Brownie point number one!), and it features voice dial activation, redial and call reject and a retractable sliding microphone.
To see what I liked and disliked about the device, read more
Right up there with the Discovery 925 and Jawbone headset in terms of functionality and total class is the latest by Joby — the Zivio Boom Bluetooth. With a sexy and sophisticated exterior and with 10-hours of talk time (and over 300 hours on standby), this headset is definitely going to be making it to the top of some Christmas wish lists this year. All this for only $130.
If you've already received a ticket for cruising around in California with one hand on the wheel and one hand holding your phone, I have a little something to make getting that ticket seem less depressing. Aliph, the maker of the uber-stylish Jawbone headsets (a personal fave and one of my June Must Haves), is offering you a discount when you buy one of their cool headsets!
Just enter in your citation number on the Aliph website to receive a nice $20 discount — that's the amount of the ticket itself! Well, on your first offense anyway. Here's hoping that you won't get caught "cell-handed" again!