Saturday, July 16, 2011

Going Blue

In order to have privacy, I use a headset to talk on the phone. I also use a separate one that plugs into my computer in order to dictate using speech recognition software. I do have a cell phone that I use occasionally to make quick phone calls, but never got a headset for it. I had been really curious lately about Bluetooth headsets; if they worked well, if they were affordable, and if they fit comfortably. I've often seen people wear the earpiece for their cell phone, but hadn't ever looked into it.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a new set of cordless phones. One for my room, one for the living room and one for upstairs in the kitchen. I realized after I opened them that they didn't have a plug-in for a headset but they did have Bluetooth capabilities. I decided that was a perfect time to try using a Bluetooth headset.

I had my "computer guy" buy one and bring it over for me to try. He hooked it up and I've been using it ever since. I have to say it's so much better than any other headset I've had. Loved it so much I had him get two more for me, one for my cell phone and one for my computer. Now I can actually use my cell phone to talk on. It didn't work out quite so well with my computer, still can't figure out how to keep it connected with my speech recognition. So for that I've been using my old one until I can get it.

I'm hoping to find other technological things to make my life a little bit easier. If you have any ideas, let me know.



Gene P. said...

Hi Jenni, Congrats on all your accomplishments.
What happened to your painting work? I'd like to see more of
your painting photos.
Thanks for Sharing.
Best Wishes.
Gene P.

Anonymous said...

I just read the article about you in the Star Tribune news paper. It was a beautiful article; you have a fabulous outlook and are an inspiration to all!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the national pageant! I just saw your story on Star Tribune and I think that's awesome. You seem to have such a positive attitude and are doing great things. The world needs more of your amazing attitude and strength. I wish you the best of luck dude! -m

Anonymous said...

Jenni -

I wanna be as awesome as you are when I grow up!

Anonymous said...

Have you been to the Courage Center? They would be able to direct you to many technological adaptations that may help with both leisure and vocational pursuits.