Posted on April 11th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The new “Aftershokz” headphones sit in front of your ears, not on them. They transmit sound through the bones of the skull rather than through the ears directly.
The technology was developed for the military, which naturally enough wanted their soldiers to be able to hear what’s happening around them as well as whatever messages are coming through the headphones. The difference can save a soldier’s life.
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Posted on December 25th, 2010 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We were in Northern California recently and visited a very techie friend whose Bluetooth headset was always near his ear. It looked odd, but it’s a good idea really. You’re not fumbling for your phone when it rings, or risking the radiation that comes from holding it next to your ear for long periods. If we were heavy users (we only make three or four calls a month), we’d take a look at three new hands-free devices from Motorola: Finiti, CommandOne and Roadster. All three headsets are getting good reviews for their call quality. Finiti is the fanciest of the three. In extreme conditions– where you otherwise couldn’t be heard at all– it converts vibrations from your throat into speech. [...]
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Posted on January 3rd, 2007 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We used to think that people walking by talking to themselves were schizophrenic. But it turns out they were on their cell phones and using some hands-free system. Well, most of them were.
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