With additional patrols out for the July 4 holiday weekend, the number of
drivers busted should be astounding once the numbers begin to trickle out.
Like many of you, I am still going to wait patiently over the next year or so
to see if traffic accidents truly decrease due to the new law, but can't wait
to see what the research numbers report.
The mad rush to go out and purchase Bluetooth headsets dramatically increased
sales, with several retailers creating entire Bluetooth sections for customers
to browse different headsets.
For those of you who still are in the hunt for a snazzy new Bluetooth headset,
there are a small handful of higher-end headsets that are simply amazing.
I've had the opportunity to test out several different expensive Bluetooth
headsets, but only two of them truly stand out in my mind.
The Plantronics Discovery 925 is
available with an MSRP of $150, but can be found through online retailers for
$85 or $95. The Bluetooth model is lightweight and provides a few
features that are not available on cheaper headsets. As expected of the
higher price tag, sound quality is better than most mid-range with a very
comfortable fit and actually looks rather stylish. I don't like that it
doesn't have a call mute button and there is just one volume control button.
I've personally used the Aliph Jawbone and Jawbone 2 Bluetooth headsets, and
appreciate both of them very much. I upgraded from the original Jawbone
and gave it to my ex-girlfriend, and will likely pick up a Jawbone 2 later this
week. The new model is half the size of the original model and the sound
quality has improved even further than the original.
Utilizing the innovative Noise Assassin technology, the headset's sound quality
when paired to by RIM BlackBerry Curve 8830 is phenomenal. The Voice
Activity Sensor does a great job of detecting speech patterns focusing in on a
speaker's voice instead of the background noise of traffic, music and so on.
I only had two complaints about the original Jawbone: durability of the
clips, and the bulkiness of the headset. Aliph listened to customer
complaints and fixed both problems with the Jawbone 2, as the model is much
smaller and the clip seems much more durable than the original. I broke a
couple of clips with my original Jawbone, but have borrowed a friend's Jawbone
2 and haven't managed to destroy any of the clips yet.
The Jawbone will hurt your wallet a bit, sporting a $129 retail price tag.
If you're one of the unlucky ones who got popped with a ticket, Aliph will
knock off $20 from the cost of a Jawbone headset through the company's web
Go out and read some reviews of various devices, decide what price point you're
willing to reach, and happy hunting!