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The Phonex Times
May, 2001


  1. Editors note
  2. A Comparison of Wireless Headsets
  3. Momo the monster
  4. Cell phones and Headsets
  5. Helpful Site of the Week
  6. Joke of the day

Editors Note

In the March edition, I asked for opinions of what you, my gentle readers would like to see on our website. For your viewing pleasure, here are the results :

  1. Message Board.............................54%
  2. Chat Room....................................4%
  3. More info on products....................34%
  4. Live camera view inside an Irish pub...8%

Your wishes are my commands. The Phonex Forum message board is accessible from the 4 most popular pages, so that you can ask questions and get fast answers.

More info is always being included, as I update the site 3 to 4 times a week. This past week, the Plantronics parts pages were expanded so that they are more useful, plus two new pages; comparisons of wireless headsets and a caller ID unit page.

Apparently, chat rooms have negative connotations. I wonder why.....

I'm currently in negotiations with an Ireland pub to get live camera updates. Less than 8% of votes has been known to affect elections, so who am I to question?

A Comparison of Wireless Headsets

It seems that with the choices of wireless headsets, it would be a little difficult to choose. Variety is the spice of life, but I thought I would help narrow it down by adding a page to our website about them.

Although there are other wireless headsets out there, I concentrated on the ones that would be used most often in businesses, universities and hospitals.

  1. Plantronics CS10
    --a wireless headset system that has a range of 150 feet and includes a headset.

  2. GN Netcom Ellipse
    --a wireless system with a range of 200 feet, headset choice optional.

  3. GN Netcom 9020
    --a truly wireless headset that is lightweight and has a range of 50 feet.

What works best for you depends on how you will use it. If you generally stay within a reasonable range of your desk, the GN 9020 is a good choice as it is completely wireless (no belt pack!)

The Ellipse is for those who may need to wander further, and the Plantronics CS10 is a great choice for almost everyone else. Take a look at the page and see which one is right for you:
Comparison of Wireless Headsets

Momo the monster

Just when I thought Missouri was generally uninhabited by scary, unhuman things, it was recently brought back to light that we have our very own claim to fame in "Momo."

Seems that in 1972, a 15 year old girl from Star Hill, Missouri reported seeing Momo outside her home. Described as being a large, hairy creature with a nasty stench, the sighting first brought a band of armed locals into the hills. Within a short amount of time, reporters from around the country had invaded the population of 4,000.

Alas, after a few short weeks the buzz had died down and the reporters were getting itchy again, as no traces were ever found. Recently, however, the International Society of Cryptozoology spent a week to do some more research.

Of course, we use to think that gorillas, orangutan and the giant panda were myths, so what do I know.

Cell phones and headsets

The Missouri legislature (among many others) has stepped up it's efforts to come to a conclusion as to what to do with the rash of cell phone related car accidents. In addition, the recent news of supermodel Nikki Taylors unfortunate accident has raised questions everywhere.

I have two thoughts about this situation; if you use a cell phone while driving, consider using a headset for your safety and others. If nothing else, if you drop the cell phone, as in the above mentioned accident, let it go. You can always pick it up when you come to a stop later.

Drive safely, folks.

Helpful Site of the Week

Find the latest updates, useful programs (free and some not-so-free) and a very interesting layout.

Joke of the day

A 4-year-old son was eating an apple in the back seat of the car, when he asked, "Daddy, why is my apple turning brown?"

"Because," his dad explained, "after you ate the skin off, the meat of the apple came into contact with the air, which caused it to oxidize, thus changing the molecular structure and turning it into a different color."

There was a long silence. Then the boy asked, "Daddy, are you talking to me?

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