Tonight I am grateful for my Rocketfish Mobile RF-MAB2 High-Definition Stereo Bluetooth Headphones, given to me by my wife for Christmas two years ago and by far the absolute best gift that I have ever received.
I typically use them for listening to books and podcasts. With controls on the side of the headphones for stopping and starting, volume, rewind and fast forward, listening to my audio content has become exceedingly simple.
But I was speaking on the phone a lot today, which is uncommon, and they work beautifully for this function as well, with a microphone built right into the headphones for speaking.
Using the iPhone’s Siri capabilities, I need not even have the phone in the same room as me in order to make a call just as long as I have the headphones on. Simply press a button on the side of the headphones, state the name of the person I want to speak to, and the call will be placed by the phone regardless of where it might be within the house.
I am also able to keep both hands free while speaking (last night I gave the dog a bath while speaking to a friend) and do not have to worry about disturbing anyone as I might if I were using the speakerphone function on my phone. I can hear the person on the other end of the line perfectly but no one else can.
These headphones are ingenious, indestructible, indispensable and almost always attached to my head.
I don’t typically enjoy speaking on the phone, but today, they made my many phone calls much more pleasurable.