Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I Have Bionic Hearing or Help! Gadgets Are Taking Over My Life
This is going to take some getting used to. EVERYTHING is louder. A man reading a newspaper in a waiting room almost drove me crazy. All the way home I was adjusting and re-adjusting the levels. My ears are a bit sore.
I have a gadget so I can use my mobile phone. It's called an iCom. I have to wear it around my neck but it's one step away from Star Trek communicators (TNG style). I push the box to answer the phone and then I talk hands free to the person one the other line. I can even voice dial my phone... once I figure out how.
You can buy attachments that let your iCom connect with your iPod, TV or laptop. I'm not sure I really want to be that connected. I'd need to upgrade my TV and iPod. And get a laptop. Those are way down on my list. There's a part of me that can't believe that these two devices were more than $4000. Sometimes I think the smaller something is the more it costs. Call me crazy but something in me says that's just not how it should be.
This is a big day. I've never come home with two new gadgets at once. My TechFoo is quite low. I sent my first text message a week and a half ago. I can hardly wait until I realize I've forgotten to charge the iCom or change the batteries in the hearing aids.