Thursday Jan 04, 2007

What Santa brought me

I must have been a good boy last year based on what Santa brought me this Christmas. It was a BluEye from Gear4. What a cool gadget. As well as travelling internationally I travel a fair bit in the UK by train. Since trains around London seem to be permanently overloaded in the rush hour the concept of being able to get a seat let alone enough space to fire up a laptop does not exist. Since getting my iPod I have been able to while away the time on the train or tube listening to PodCasts or music on my recently aquired Video iPod and have fallen in love with it. The only problem I find is that I can often miss phone calls when I am listening to the iPod. Most of the time that I travel I use the phone on vibrate only but sometimes I forget and can be left with the ultimate embarssment of having my phone ring, everyone around me is force to listen to my ring tone and I miss the call because the music is too loud. Not any more.

 My BluEye means that I can listen to my music as loud as I want without missing the phone call. I can have the phone on vibrate only but I get a ringtone in my ears and best of all I only have ONE set of headphones to carry around with me. How cool is that. While I love the device there are a couple of "features" which if added to the device would make it utra cool. I have published these since the device offers a firmware upgrade feature and I am hoping that Gear4 might read this and offer them as a post sale upgrade.

  1. To be able to integrate the address book functionality on the iPod with the BluEye. Allowing caller ID to be converted to a name and allowing calls to be dialed directly from the address book on the iPod.
  2. To be able to load your own ring tones for the BluEye. Possibly an MP3 on the iPod!
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