Treos ringing, wheres your headset? Dont tell me its buried in a pocket or purse? Not at the bottom of your bookbag, surely? All those holsters weve been talking about keep your Treo handy to the max, but what about your slick and slim wireless headset that makes long Treo talkin comfortable? Meaning: dont have to hold the Treo up to your ear.
The Tooth Ferry, by Nite Ize, fixes that handily. Quite simply, it ferries your Bluetooth headset around in what amounts to a dedicated headset holster, elegantly keeping it accessible, where you can get at it. In a hurry!
Instead of reaching for the phone and fumbling to find the headset, retrieve the headset from the Tooth Ferrys embrace and click the button to answer the call. Sweet.
The clever Nite Ize Tooth Ferry - thats Ferry as in, well, you know, and not Fairy as in dont-forget-to-floss is a small, stiff, heart-shaped panel upholstered in soft, black leather. Its fitted with two crossed bands made of elastic. A convenient pull-tab lets you grab and yank the elastic bands outward so you can drop most any model of Bluetooth headset behind them. Let go of the tab, and the bands hold the headset comfy as you please.
On the back, the Ferry sports a large, permanent, stiffly springy clip thats also covered in black leather. That lets the whole cute thing attach to belt, strap, clothing, or sun visor, or the brim of your cap if youre busy with that baseball thing. Result: You wont have to spend much time looking for your headset when the Treo rings. The other theater patrons will appreciate the favor.
The Tooth Ferry isnt specific to any headset. If yours is an inch wide or less, itll ride either vertically or horizontally. Itll still work vertically if its even wider than that. Most are much smaller than those dimensions, some of them down right tiny.
The headset carrier comes in particularly handy in a car, clipped to a sun visor. The holders serious holding action wont even notice the jostling when you move the visor up, down, or around, to shield out glare. It has a strong grip.
The Ferry doesnt cover up its treasure or surround it with anything substantial, so it stays exposed to the elements, but you can always remove it and drop it in your pocket, bag, or whatever, Tooth Ferry and all.
The clip is excellently effective on soft materials. When you clip the Tooth Ferry to your waistband, it stays clipped there. I had to use two hands to get it off my pants. Indeed, getting it on in the first place turned out to be a two-handed operation, though after moving it to different outfits a few times it went easier. A little opposing thumb action made magic, and one hand was enough. Clipping to a belt or strap wasnt as tricky, nor was removing it.
My only problem was ear hooks, for example my Motorola H550. An ear hook gets in the way of inserting the headset, and interferes with snatching it out for use. In the H550s case, it came off, but I caught it on the fly. This of course wont be a problem for headsets that either dont have ear hooks, or have them as optional attachments. The H550s ear hook is removable (because its reversible), but its necessary to use the headset, as the speaker needs to ride slightly outside the ear canal.
Headsets that dont require an ear hook will make much better companions for the Tooth Ferry, but the ear hook models do work. Just have to watch out for losing the hook or tangling it in the holding straps when removing the headset from the carrier.
The products description mentions all the Treo models by name, but really, it makes no difference what brand or model of phone you have. Except for the ear hook issue, it wont matter much what brand of Bluetooth headset you have, either. The Tooth Ferry should accommodate any of them though more than one at a time might be too much of a stretch, pun intended.
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