By Chris Scott Barr
I’ve yet to figure out just what it is about Bluetooth headsets that just instantly make you look like a douche, but I do my best to steer clear of anyone wearing one. I mean, if you’re just standing there talking one one in the street, you look crazy. If you’re wearing one around everywhere, then it looks like you’re some big hotshot that gets all sorts of important phone calls. Use it when you’re in the car, or when you’re at your desk working, otherwise take the damn thing off. Well thankfully there’s a new alternative to the Bluetooth headset; behold the Throat Microphone.
The logic behind this product can’t really be argued with. Rather than depending on a mic to pick up the vibrations that move out of your mouth, it sits up against your throat. The vibrations here are just as strong as the ones coming out of your mouth, only they’re pressed up against your skin, reducing background noise. Apparently SWAT teams already use a similar technology for this exact reason. I guess that those guys would probably know a lot about communication in high-noise areas. There’s no word on pricing or availability, but I can tell you right now that you’re going to look just as bad, if not worse than the guys with regular Bluetooth headsets.