Monday, May 16, 2011

Cool idea of the day

Had a cool idea yesterday.  Instead of worrying about a headset for work, I decided to score myself a bluetooth earpiece for my phone, divert my desk phone to my mobile, and use that for any incoming calls.

This means I don't have to worry about cords, and I can put the cost down as a work related expense for tax and score the thing for basically half price for personal use too.

The best part is that I can pretty much guarantee my management will ask me what I'm doing, look at me silently for a few seconds, then declare it a bloody brilliant idea and order them for everyone.

After some research, I scored myself a BlueAnt Q2.

What's brilliant about this little device is that it's entirely voice controlled.  Want to pair it to a phone?  Tap the control button and say "pair me".  Want to tie to my iPhone's voice commands?  Tap the button and say "Phone commands", and I'm driving the phone.  That includes making outgoing calls, so if they get around to giving me a work phone... woo hoo!

It's also fuck-off loud, has a brilliant microphone with good noice cancelling, 5 hours talk/1000 hours standby, and the icing on the cake - it ties to the phone's address book, so if the caller ID matches an address book entry, it reads out to you who is calling.

Damn, this is a cool gadget.

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