OK, people, we’re going to keep this simple. When you have a phone in your hand, you drive like a fucking moron. I know you think you’re a master multitask-er in the car, but you aren’t. If you weren’t a good driver in the first place, you are now 100 times worse. This is in no way debatable.
A bluetooth is not super advanced technology anymore. I’ll tell you what is high technology – the medical equipment required to repair your internal organs from the multiple stab wounds you’ll receive after cutting me off while driving 20 miles an hour below the clearly posted speed limit while carrying on a conversation about your cat. The added bonus? $30 to $100 for an earpiece is far less than the copay on that ER visit.
This is a beautiful device, and will save your life either from an accident, or my wrath.
Are you one of those 50+ year old individuals that feels like you can’t keep up with technology, so you feel like you can cherry-pick what technology you want to use (cell phones) and not bother with the technology that seems like too much work (using a hands free device) while driving? Tough shit. On a touchscreen phone you can sync a bluetooth for the first time in fewer screen taps than it takes to dial a number you don’t have programmed into your phone. Get a fucking bluetooth or don’t talk while you drive! That’s not asking a lot!
Are you 65+? Well, then I have a whole separate question for you. Why do you insist on driving during rush hour? You’re retired! You can drive below the speed limit erratically whenever the hell you want! There are only TWO times a day when you shouldn’t be doing that, and it’ll make for a nicer drive for you, anyway! Why are you even awake during morning rush hour!?
Old lady, let’s not pretend you need that gun in the car to make you dangerous behind the wheel.
Anyway, back on track, you need a bluetooth. Gone are the days where you’ll look like your meds just ran out when you’re talking in a direction that no people exist, but you still get all the benefits of being able to screw with people and make them think you’re talking to them when you really aren’t. It’s all up to you and the direction you face! Hell, multitask conversations instead of driving and conversing. I can think of plenty of times I’ve wanted to tell two people at the same time that they’re retarded, all with the extra benefit of looking like some big shot that can’t be bothered to hold a phone up to my head.
This man either just got finished closing an important deal, or just got news that he received a Wall Street bailout. Industry sustaining go getter or giant flaming douche-bag, at least he’s definitely a big deal.
These days they’re more comfortable, have better sound quality, are easier to pair to your phone, and have extra features. You can still talk on them and transfer your contacts and stolen MP3s to other people through them, but now they have voice to text abilities, noise cancellation, extended battery life, etc…. Plus, they’ll stop you from getting a ticket in one of those awful states with all the laws.
For the record, the fact that WI has a law that you have to ride in a car seat until you’re 25 and 200lbs and no hands free law is kind of stupid. I guess we have more car seat manufacturing plants than bluetooth factories in this state.