Have you seen those lads out and about with a cordless white ear thingie in their ears? They are iPhone bluetooth earphones. They cost a bomb and are so easily lost. I was once brave enough to ask a lad in the early days of such earpieces, so you can hear and speak to someone on your phone with that thing in your ear. Yes, he replied. So cool, and he as young people do, was listening to music on his phone through his earpiece.
I like listening to podcasts but generally when out and about I don't. I always get my earphone cords in a tangle or manage to rip the plug out of the socket. However, I have seen people wearing non iPhone earphone pieces. It is time for me to get modern but as an older person who has spent up to $16 on cord earphones, I am not going to spend $350 on one of those white thingies but I found a single earpiece at JB HiFi for about $60.
It is large, black and ugly but if I like the bluetooth earpiece, I will buy something better in the future. Btw, my birthday is mid October.
The lady in the earpiece has asked me in English if I would like to change the language. Just as well she speaks English and I could understand her. Foreign types may be not so lucky. She tells me if I am connected to phone 1 or phone 2, phone 2 being my tablet. She tells me how much talk time is left in my earpiece. I struggled with the earfit until I realised I had to turn the ear loop around for the other ear. We are not really compatible but by golly, she services me well (I was going to add something like 'as a good b...should', but of course you would know I was stirring and being provocative, so I shan't)
Seriously, it works really well but it is rather unattractive and not a great earfit. It was good to buy the cheap cordless earpiece and understand how they work. I tested a phone call to R and it was crystal clear. I downloaded the app but the only use of that is to find it within range by it making a noise.
I've seen very neat Android earpieces in the ears of lads. Maybe I will buy a better one down the track. R, why don't you read my blog? Just a gentle reminder to you dear reader, my birthday is mid October.
But oh, what over packaging? We are told it is to stop theft, but there is a guard at the door of JB HiFi.
A small earpiece and a small charging cord, in so much packaging.