Monday, December 04, 2006

Bluetooth headsets allow bikers to talk and ride

No one would advise using a cell phone while riding a motorcycle. Now with Bluetooth enabled headsets, bikers can talk and even make calls on their cell phones while they ride.

The Dallas Morning News features an article on Bluetooth headsets that attach to biker’s helmets, allowing a biker to keep both hands on the handlebars and use their phone.

The headset lets riders hear calls and talk through a wired microphone and speaker that attaches inside the helmet. A windscreen on the headset keeps your voice clear, even as you speed down the road.

For those unfamiliar with wireless technology, Bluetooth is a standard used by electronics manufacturers for devices ranging from cell phones to video game controllers.

If your phone cell phone has a special feature, you can use your headset to dial and answer calls with your voice alone.

Just make sure your boss does not have your cell phone number if you ditch work to ride.