Everywhere you go it seems you can find someone who is wearing a Bluetooth wireless headset – in the office, in the grocery stores, department stores, banks, everywhere!
Whether you are working in a company for someone else or have your own business, having a headset is golden. It frees your hands to do other things while you’re busy helping your customers while on the phone. Regardless of location you don’t have to miss that important call if you have a headset.
There are a multitude varieties of headsets to choose from all varying in size, color and style. Once you decide on a particular style or model, then compare features with other headsets you might like. Some do more than others. Do you want one that is simple and just gets the job done, or one that is multi-functional? Make a list of your wants and needs, and that will help you decide.
Many dealers and retailers offer Bluetooth headsets such as: Plantronics, Motorola, Jaw Bone and Jabra to name a few. Be sure you are purchasing from a reputable seller who also has good customer service on the back end after-the sale in case something goes wrong, or you might need additional accessories for that headset. You will want to work with a company who cares about you and your particular needs. What is your environment? What type of phone will you be connecting to the headset? Are you a special needs person? Talking to someone in the beginning is always a good first step.
For a good, sturdy easy-to-use Bluetooth headset, we recommend the new Marque M155 from Plantronics. It features voice recognition – simply say “Answer” and your call is answered immediately. No buttons to push. No muss, no fuss! Get apps, stream music, podcasts and more. Very moderately priced at $59.99 or less depending on where you purchase. And many companies offer a good price PLUS free shipping.
My favorite headsets that I highly recommend are the new 3-in-1 Savi wireless headsets such as the Savi 740 convertible headset. These professional headsets can be used at home, in the car, office or anyplace you can use a headset. Read the rest of this entry »
There has recently been a lot of press associated with the push to stop people using their mobile phones while driving. Even the press have joined the chorus, asking to have people classify their cars as ‘no-phone zones’. One celebrity has asked people to sign a pledge stating that they will not use their phone whilst driving. There are currently over 400,000 pledges signed and this is growing every day. Wow!
The accident statistics in America show that approximately 16,000 deaths between 2001 and 2007 were caused by drivers texting on their mobile phones. Pretty astounding figures. There have also been videos of people, including bus drivers, texting on their mobile phones whilst driving with passengers in the vehicle.
The risk of collision jumps 23 times if you are using a mobile phone whilst driving. If you have an accident whilst using your mobile phone you may also lose your car insurance privileges as your phone records can state that you were on the phone at the time of the accident.
The main offenders in this epidemic of mobile phone use while driving are young adults. This is no surprise, not so much because they find it almost impossible to resist the call of the mobile phone (as do most of us), but because they are very inexperienced drivers and have the impregnability of youth against them. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are shopping for a day trader computer system for your home or office that has multiple monitors, then it’s important to learn why you need them all to match. Unfortunately, there are still some day traders out there who are using mismatching monitors. This only raises the risks of incompatibility issues that can slow down your flow of work. Not to mention, having mismatching monitors just looks unprofessional.
Why Monitor Sizes Should Match
Other than having a trading space that looks cluttered and unattractive, having multi monitor trading computers that don’t have matching screens can overwork your video card. You want to make sure that the settings on your graphics card are correct for the monitors that you have as well. The size that you end up choosing for your day trader computer system all comes down to your own preferences. Today, widescreen flat panels are all the rage and these come in a variety of sizes.
How to Reduce Issues with Matching Video Outputs
Multi monitor trading computers require dual or triple monitor video graphics cards. With a typical computer, you will only find one, which is unable to connect more than two monitors. You can find brands like Nvidia that offer these. It’s important that your video outputs are all configured correctly to reduce technical issues. Another tip is to have all of the video cards the exact same model. Some people will have one DVI output and the other a VGA output, which is asking for problems. You should go with DVI output cards if you have to choose between the two. You can purchase an inexpensive adapter if you would like to connect your monitors that have HDMI inputs. Read the rest of this entry »