I like to look at going green as a lifestyle movement, it’s more about changing your mind, actions, and habits from selfish, wasteful, and unhealthy to more thoughtful, more peaceful, more healthy. Pretty loaded statement huh, yeah, but through our new series of “Gentlemen Going Green” features we will help you understand and adapt to this “better” lifestyle.
And no, we’re not just going to be spitting out a bunch of facts about unplugging your appliances when you’re going on vacation or not preheating the oven for more than 10 minutes to save energy, I mean those things are great, and those types of basic conservation tips will be included in our series, but not in the usual way. We’re going to somewhat focus on products that will work to improve your lifestyle while indirectly reducing your “carbon footprint”.
We found it appropriate to jumpstart this series with the Ford Fiesta, a car that was built to be stylish, extremely user friendly, and efficient (aka “green”).
Not too long ago the Ford Motor Company invited The Urban Gentleman, and two other prominent bloggers, to fully partake in their “Inspired by Color” program. Along with project runway alum Michael Knight, renowned fashion stylist Memsor Kamarake, fashion trailblazer Constance White, LeToya Luckett, Tony Shellman, and a few others we were able to get a very personal look into the makings, features, and design of the new Ford Fiesta as well as add to the Inspired By Color campaign.
TheTalkyOne is a minimally-designed Bluetooth speakerphone, about the size of an iPhone that lets you make calls and stream music anywhere that you are – in the car, home or office. It is ideal for anybody that needs the added flexibility in their digital life, but doesn’t want to settle for the usual unattractive (or just down right ugly) digital products.
“no cell-phone while driving” laws
F E A T U R E S:
Crystal Clear Sound: TheTalkyOne uses best-in-class DSP, and the latest in noise reduction and echo cancellation technology
Bring Your Music with You: TheTalkyOne streams music in multiple file formats from your phone or Bluetooth enabled MP3 player, through stereo music streaming (A2DP 1.2)
Text-to-speech functionality allows TheTalkyOne to distinctly read text messages and announces the names of callers, if supported by your phone
Simple Pairing with Multipoint technology: Connect easily with 2 mobile phones. If traveling with a passenger, calls can be taken from either handset
Go Anywhere: TheTalkyOne is compatible with all major Bluetooth phones, and can be effortlessly mounted in any car, home or office interior with its versatile clip
It’s only $139, and you can get it here.
m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n:
You can read the guide for TheTalkyOne by going to novero.com, click on service, click on manual, and choose TheTalkyOne from the drop down menu.
In winter white and chrome, TheFirstOne combines a minimal fashion aesthetic with high-level functionality. It brushes effortlessly, stylishly, and conveniently into anyone vying for a higher lifestyle. This one of a kind Bluetooth earpiece includes a wide range of in-box accessories: a car cradle, wall and computer chargers, a necklace and a wearable clip.
This is hands down the best looking Bluetooth headset I have ever seen, which makes sense being that the luxury technologically savvy device retails for $149.
TheFirstOne would seriously be an ideal holiday gift for anyone that constantly wants the best digital gadgets. It’ll pair great with an iPhone or a new Blackberry… speaking of Blackberry is anyone else impatiently waiting for the new Blackberry Bold to come out, it was supposed to be out on the 11th… geez I wish they would hurry up.
For more technical information on TheFirstOne Bluetooth headset visit their website or check out the indepth review on CNET.
(in no particular order)
Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones, $399 or less
Etymotic ER-4P Portable In-Ear Earphones, $300 (or less)
Sennheiser PX-100 Collapsible Headphones (great gym headphones), $40 (or less)
Klipsch Image S4 Earphones, $79.99 (or less)
You can get many (all but one) of the headphones above here at superb prices. Or at your local electronic store.
So, what are your favorite headphones?