There are plenty of "wired" or corded options available, because most phones can work with any headset that has a 2. 5-millimeter plug. With corded adapters in a...
There are plenty of “wired” or corded options available, because most phones can work with any headset that has a 2.5-millimeter plug.
With corded adapters in a car, you have to avoid pulling a cable when twisting your head or wrapping a cord around the emergency brake or gear shift.
Most headset makers offer both wireless and corded options.
Some phones include headsets in the form of earbuds, such as Apple’s iPhone.
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The iPhone’s system has a microphone embedded in a small, blocky part of one of the earbuds’ cables that also doubles as a pressable switch. The iPhone can pause music to handle a call, which you can accept or dismiss with a sequence of presses.
This can be problematic.
With one earbud in, the other dangles. With both in, you might run afoul of a police officer or trooper because state law prohibits wearing headsets or earphones that “muffle or exclude other sounds.”
An officer might decide your double-eared approach might not meet the law, and you might have to demonstrate otherwise to a judge to avoid paying a ticket.
— Glenn Fleishman