I could not agree more with a recent article from WIRED magazine that always having a Bluetooth headset sticking in one’s ear is now considered a fashion taboo.
Let's be clear: walking around with a Bluetooth device in your ear is pure douche baggery. There is no excuse for it. That said, it's not entirely unfathomable; the urge to accessorize is deeply rooted in human nature. UCLA cultural anthropologist Marie Womack equates the modern appetite for tech bling with the status symbols worn by Astec royalty. While lower-class us wore clothing made of agave, the nobles distinguished themselves with cotton and gold jewelry. She says. Conspicuous gadgetry is essentially the 21st century Royal raiment. Leaving your Palm pre-out on the bar is a way of saying, look on my gizmo, you commoners, and despair. But prestige isn't really about expense, it's about rarity--with well over 20 million iPhone's out there, assessing one no longer separates you from the herd. And keep in mind the whole notion of electronic gadgets conferring status applies only within the small tribe that is geekdom if you are all among normals, flaunting your tech doesn't make you look like a king of Coolsville, it makes you look like Count clueless of Dorksylvania.
In my case, I only wear my Plantronics 925 headset whenever I initiate a call myself and I anticipate that it will be a bit lengthy. Aside from looking dorky, having a headset in your ear for extended period gets uncomfortable. Even while driving, I try not to have the headset on unless really necessary. That is why I am loving the 925 since I can carry it in its lanyard like a necklace when I am not using it.
Do you always wear your bluetooth in the ear?