Walking around with a bluetooth earpiece - fashionable or dorky?

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Bluetooth earpieces - fashionable or dorky?

  1. Fashionable - I love people who leave them on all the time!

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. Dorky - those people look like toolboxes!

    129 vote(s)
    88.4%
  3. Hey you offended me, I am one of those people

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  4. No comment - Just show me the poll results!

    14 vote(s)
    9.6%
  1. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    #1
    One thing that really grinds my gears is when people walk around with their bluetooth on their ear and they aren't having a conversation. I don't know why it bugs me, but it just does. Seeing people at the health club running on a treadmill with the bluetooth in, or visiting with friends while having their bluetooth in, etc. It just really bugs me. But I often think I am alone on this. Are they really 'fashionable' to wear around even while not talking or do you guys and gals feel those people look like dorks.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    #2
    Even if you have a Jawbone you don't look any cooler walking around with it on. My favorite is when I'm walking with someone in public who has one on, but isn't on a call and I'm having a conversation with them, it sorta looks weird. I love when police officers where them, it makes me respect the law so much more.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    An earpiece is the universal symbol of the douchebag. Strangely, a headset with microphone is not. I don't make the rules.
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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  6. MattG macrumors 68040

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    I never wear mine around. I bring it back and forth between home and office, and I put it on if I'm going to be on a long conversation where I need my hands free to type or drive (which is rare...I try not to do that). Otherwise, I don't wear it.

    Sidenote -- this thread makes it necessary to post this link:

    Larry David - How to Handle Annoying Bluetooth Guys
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Mine is on, in the car only. And it never leave the car either.

    I hate trying to figure out if somebody is talking to me or to someone on the phone.......
     
  9. Melrose Suspended

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    Maaajor dork. General, no, Oh Highest Supreme Grand Admiral Dork.

    What's funny is that they strut around looking down their nose at everyone..
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  11. Greedo Guest

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    headsets + earpieces are only acceptable away from a desk if you work in Cloud City.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I heard somebody call them "Schizophrenic enablers". I liked that.
     
  13. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I...don't mind.

    I mean, I hate it when people wear it just because it's "cool", but other than that..no comment.

    If I had one, or needed one, I wouldn't take it out every time I hang up the phone, I'd keep it in my ear, and when somebody calls, I don't have to fumble around for it, and put it in my ear before my 30 seconds of ringtime are up.
     
  14. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Me too buddy.

    Almost word for word what I was gonna say.
     
  15. kellen macrumors 68020

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    #16
    Dork.

    Plus whenever I see someone with it on their ear, they are NEVER talking to anyone.
     
  16. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I only take mine out of the car to bring it inside and charge it.
     
  17. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I think it's dorky. Like many others here, I only take mine out of the car to charge it.

    I wear it in the car only when I'm talking on the phone, which isn't often. I consider my car to be a kind of sanctuary, so I'll pick up the phone only if I think the call is really important.
     
  18. zioxide macrumors 603

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    qft

    i cant stand people who wear those ****ing things. do you really have to be connected to that **** ALL THE TIME?
     
  19. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I voted on the "fashionable" option as that's how I feel. Maybe not so much fashionable, but not dorky either.

    I'm the only one to choose that response. :(:eek:
     
  20. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Also, what would you guys say if somebody that was disabled had one?
    And by disabled I mean, that person has no hands, so he/she can't pick up the phone. The only way for them to talk on the phone is from the bluetooth headset.

    Unfortunately, there are people like that outside, and to be honest, I don't think they deserve special treatment. They should (Just like everybody else) wear it whenever they please.
     
  21. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    That's all well and good, but you still need to press a button either to make a call or pick up a call.

    I think it has its uses, but I don't walk around wearing one when I'm in a situation where holding the phone itself is perfectly acceptable.
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's the people who walk around wearing BT ear pieces whilst carrying the phone in their hand that makes me laugh.
     
  23. uberamd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    #24
    Let this be a lesson about what people around you are thinking. :)
     
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