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I know that "Blue Tooth" technology is still new but.... Why not use an ear piece that fits almost totally in the ear with a transmitter/receiver so a motorcyclist can still talk hands free on the cell phone just like people in cars. the Ear Piece would be a microphone and a speaker and the receiver
that plugs into the phone would be small and fit on the belt next to the phone.
Cordless earpiece telephone
Not quite the same (not a mobile phone). [egnor, May 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
This sort of thing is common among purveyors of "spy gear". You could certainly plug the induction loop into a mobile phone, but you don't get a microphone. [egnor, May 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
"For example, it will allow you to walk around with a cordless earpiece, talking over your mobile phone." [egnor, May 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
amusing myself to death
This rather dodgy journal entry claims someone actually had a "blobject-styled cordless earpiece and microphone combo for his mobile phone". [egnor, May 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Hands-Free Earpiece Goes Wire-Free
"Due out in July 2001, the wire-free Sonic Crystal is on display here at Comdex. It will feature a wireless earpiece with a directional microphone inside ... and a variety of colors. The Sonic Crystal is expected to cost a little more than $100..." [egnor, May 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
"safe" mobile phone
Same idea, different motivation. [egnor, May 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Headset
This product was announced today [marc1919, May 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||This isn't the same, but you can get a motorcycle helmet with built-in earpiece. In any case, I'm not sure why a motorcyclist couldn't use a wired headset; surely there's enough room around the neck for a little wire?
||Nevertheless, this will surely be Baked sooner or later, energy density constraints permitting.
||A good idea for drivers, but:
||I already think people using those wired earpieces look like right twats, talking to themselves...
||It's all perception, that was just my own little gripe...
||Van Gogh had a wireless ear piece for a while, I hear.
||This is baked although I can't remember where... Is for an ericson. I found it while looking for a throat-mic handsfree kit. (Found the Throat-mic h/f kit but will wait for the price to drop from £70)
||I like the sound of a throat mike - takes me back to me special forces days (!). Where did you find it Casa?