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  1. #1
    Donkey Agony
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    Eric Chew wrote:

    > 1). No Bluetooth... Sanyo and SprintPCS BOTH need to get on the ball
    > with this emerging technology. Its been out long enough. Time to
    > get with it...


    BTW, has anyone tried any of those phone-agnostic bluetooth earpiece
    systems?

    I saw one at Radio Shack a couple of months ago. It was way too
    expensive ($150 or so, IIRC), more than many phones themselves. If they
    come way down in price, they just might fit the bill for those whose
    *main* interest in bluetooth is to have a cordless earpiece. I just
    wondered if anybody's tried one and if so, how well they worked.

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  2. #2
    Eric Chew
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    Re: Bluetooth earpiece (was: Sanyo 5500)

    Yes, I have the Jabra one... Paid $190 when it came out... Would like to
    do away with the dongle that plugs into the phone though!

    ---
    Eric

    "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Eric Chew wrote:
    >
    > > 1). No Bluetooth... Sanyo and SprintPCS BOTH need to get on the ball
    > > with this emerging technology. Its been out long enough. Time to
    > > get with it...

    >
    > BTW, has anyone tried any of those phone-agnostic bluetooth earpiece
    > systems?
    >
    > I saw one at Radio Shack a couple of months ago. It was way too
    > expensive ($150 or so, IIRC), more than many phones themselves. If they
    > come way down in price, they just might fit the bill for those whose
    > *main* interest in bluetooth is to have a cordless earpiece. I just
    > wondered if anybody's tried one and if so, how well they worked.
    >
    > --
    > da
    > ~~
    > "OE Quotefix" http://flash.to/oe-quotefix
    > to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Donkey Agony
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    Re: Bluetooth earpiece (was: Sanyo 5500)

    Eric Chew wrote:

    >> BTW, has anyone tried any of those phone-agnostic bluetooth earpiece
    >> systems?
    >>
    >> I saw one at Radio Shack a couple of months ago. It was way too
    >> expensive ($150 or so, IIRC), more than many phones themselves. If
    >> they come way down in price, they just might fit the bill for those
    >> whose *main* interest in bluetooth is to have a cordless earpiece.
    >> I just wondered if anybody's tried one and if so, how well they
    >> worked.


    > Yes, I have the Jabra one... Paid $190 when it came out... Would
    > like to do away with the dongle that plugs into the phone though!


    How big is the dongle?

    Do you have to have their own all-in-one earpiece, or can you get an
    off-the-shelf earpiece and plug it into a receiver/transmitter?

    Other than the dongle inconvenience, does it work well?


    --
    da
    ~~
    "OE Quotefix" http://flash.to/oe-quotefix
    to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.





  4. #4
    Eric Chew
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    Re: Bluetooth earpiece (was: Sanyo 5500)

    Yes, you can use a standard 2.5mm headset jack. The Jabra works well. Only
    complaint is battery life. Only get about 2hr talk time with it.

    ---
    Eric


    "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Eric Chew wrote:
    >
    > >> BTW, has anyone tried any of those phone-agnostic bluetooth earpiece
    > >> systems?
    > >>
    > >> I saw one at Radio Shack a couple of months ago. It was way too
    > >> expensive ($150 or so, IIRC), more than many phones themselves. If
    > >> they come way down in price, they just might fit the bill for those
    > >> whose *main* interest in bluetooth is to have a cordless earpiece.
    > >> I just wondered if anybody's tried one and if so, how well they
    > >> worked.

    >
    > > Yes, I have the Jabra one... Paid $190 when it came out... Would
    > > like to do away with the dongle that plugs into the phone though!

    >
    > How big is the dongle?
    >
    > Do you have to have their own all-in-one earpiece, or can you get an
    > off-the-shelf earpiece and plug it into a receiver/transmitter?
    >
    > Other than the dongle inconvenience, does it work well?
    >
    >
    > --
    > da
    > ~~
    > "OE Quotefix" http://flash.to/oe-quotefix
    > to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.
    >
    >






  5. #5

    Re: Bluetooth earpiece (was: Sanyo 5500)

    On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:56:11 GMT, "Eric Chew" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Yes, you can use a standard 2.5mm headset jack. The Jabra works well. Only
    >complaint is battery life. Only get about 2hr talk time with it.
    >
    >---
    >Eric
    >
    >
    >"Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Eric Chew wrote:
    >>
    >> >> BTW, has anyone tried any of those phone-agnostic bluetooth earpiece
    >> >> systems?
    >> >>
    >> >> I saw one at Radio Shack a couple of months ago. It was way too
    >> >> expensive ($150 or so, IIRC), more than many phones themselves. If
    >> >> they come way down in price, they just might fit the bill for those
    >> >> whose *main* interest in bluetooth is to have a cordless earpiece.
    >> >> I just wondered if anybody's tried one and if so, how well they
    >> >> worked.

    >>
    >> > Yes, I have the Jabra one... Paid $190 when it came out... Would
    >> > like to do away with the dongle that plugs into the phone though!

    >>
    >> How big is the dongle?


    The dongle is about the size of a peanut butter cup (a bit smaller,
    but not much).

    >> Do you have to have their own all-in-one earpiece, or can you get an
    >> off-the-shelf earpiece and plug it into a receiver/transmitter?


    I haven't seen any like this but I guess there could be a potential
    for it. Only one I've seen is the Jabra.

    >> Other than the dongle inconvenience, does it work well?


    Mine works very well, I get good range and it's actually quite clear
    and static free. Actual range (according to the mfgr) is 30ft but I've
    been farther. Talk time on mine is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours provided I
    remember to turn off the earpiece when I'm not using it.



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