Back when I was freelancing a lot more than I am now, I did a lot of interviews over the phone. It would always be tiring holding the phone to my ear and typing at the same time.
So I was glad when I got a Motorola H3 Bluetooth Headset, which Overstock.com is selling at rock-bottom prices. You would be stupid to not take advantage.
The inexpensive headset has so many features I can barely list them. For example, it comes with an integrated echo system, which allows whomever you’re talking to to hear their own voice as they do so. Some might call that an annoyance, caused by the fact that the microphone is so close to the speaker, but I think it’s an awesome way for people to know whether or not they’re talking.
Also way cool is the single blue LED on the outside. While some electronic devices have multiple status LEDs, this headset has only one, which blinks with different patterns to tell you what it’s doing. In as little as 15 seconds, you’ll know whether the headset is on, off, charging, charged, on a call, in setup or ringing.
Completing this keep-it-simple philosophy, the device also has only one button to control everything. (Well, not quite, it has a couple of volume buttons too, but everything is important is controlled through the big button.) Want to answer a call? Press the button. Want to redial? Press the button? Turn it on? Press the button. Turn it off? Press the button.
It takes a while to get used to how long to press the button. But even if it redials instead of turning off like it did for me numerous times, that’s ok. It’ll just cause your mom to call you back wondering what’s going on, and you can never talk to your mom too much.
The Motorola H3 Bluetooth Headset is fantastic, and I would so crazily recommend it even if they weren’t giving me $2 to write a blog post about it.
And for you drivers out there, remember that starting today, Quebec law requires hands-free technology in order to operate cellphones while driving. Why not take this opportunity to upgrade to H3?