Quick Looks: Uhuru’s Earpiece Now in Widespread Use

Remember the soda can that Lieutenant Uhuru had stuck in her ear while she was at her post as Communications Officer on the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek TV series?

Now everybody’s got one; only they’re smaller, less silly-looking, and probably cheaper. Today you can get an in-ear Bluetooth headset for as little as five bucks; on sale, today only, at Geeks.com, but the trend in prices is a downward spiral. You can probably get one “free” in a box of Cracker Jack or Captain Crunch next year.

By icesnake

Icesnake, known to Law Enforcement the world over as Rich Tietjens, retired from the US Army in 1992 and has spent the intervening years attempting to die with the most gadgets, and thus, win. To this end, he has written software both as a freelance programmer and a paid consultant, tested network products and built driver disks for Intel, operated a Web hosting service for ten years, built more personal computers than any sane man would ever want, collected seven cats, and finally settled down in Oregon as the Information Technology Training Coordinator (fancy talk for "help desk and PC tech") for a small manufacturing firm. Rich started playing Dungeons and Dragons in 1976 and has never given up the RPG habit, progressing through Diablo, Everquest, Asheron's Call, Diablo 2, and World of Warcraft. Most evenings you can find him on Trollbane-US playing his mage, Icesnake - who is an Engineer and is trying to collect all the cool gadgets in Greater Azeroth... And so it goes.

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