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[*] posted on 18-12-2016 at 12:23
I'm not Ruby, but I can understand why Ruby will not be happy with getting something that is slightly different to what she's asked for.

For example, if I asked for a Dyson Vacuum cleaner, and you got me a normal vacuum cleaner with bagswaggyfinger

As for the dress, how would you react if Ruby got you, say, a bright pink leather pants? You might like it but find it difficult to find an occasion to wear it.

As for bluetooth, if she likes to be on the phone a lot, she may like it:)
She can talk while doing something else (PC, housework, driving etc).

[*] posted on 18-12-2016 at 09:11
You should just have taken her laptop then instead of getting another one. But I think anyone capable of playing Candy Crush and sending me an e-mail was capable of doing more. ;)

[*] posted on 18-12-2016 at 02:55
If only I could get her to learn and use her laptop. . . .

She used the computer infrequently, and did not become proficient at it. It was like learning the notes on an instrument, but not practicing often enough for it to become easy.

[*] posted on 18-12-2016 at 01:03
I wish Ruby still posted here so we could get her side of your many stories. ;)

[*] posted on 17-12-2016 at 21:29
My dear wife has an attitude problem with respect to getting what she says she wants. She finds it hard to adjust her expectations to reality. If I get something better than she asked for, she gets mad because it isn't what she said she wanted.

So, I ordered what she asked for.

Within the last hour, she called me to ask if she could buy a wet-style carpet cleaning machine, a Hoover model. I told her that I'd picked up an excellent model of a Bissel wet-style carpet cleaner, and she got mad that I'd gotten a used one. (She accused me of getting a machine from 1938.:()

She may get the new one, without any need for it. They use the same technology--water, carpet cleaning solution, brushes, and suction. If she thinks a newer machine will automatically do a better job--well, she's wrong. If she gets a new one with a less powerful motor, or less heat, I expect it will not do as good a job as the older one.

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 22:00
Personally, I wouldn't bother. Not that there is anything wrong with any of the retailers, but I'm not 100% certain that it will do what she hopes.

I tried a bluetooth watch in the hope that SWMBO could use it, "Dick Tracy style" but, in the end. 'twas way more trouble than it was worth. I ended up just purchasing a BT headset for her to listen to her music which it is very good at.

Even things like the "fitbit" don't seem to offer the call facilities that you seem to be looking for.

FWIW there is BT and there is BT. Some of the earlier implimentations are not as compatible as the later ones. Some devices work "out of the box" yet others have limited functionality.

F'rinstance: I purchased a cheap BT car radio for my work vehicle. It just worked until one day it got "confused" and suddenly would no-longer play my music but would still work for calls. I disconnected the car battery and let it sit for a half hour and re-connected and it all started working again. Our car will only allow calls, and will not play audio. (earlier implementation of BT).

BT is supposed to be universal so that whether the device is either Android, Computer or a bit of Fruit, it should not matter.

Unless you find a device that does everything you want, AND CAN SEE IT working (i.e. have a person who is with you SHOW IT to you), I'd probably stay clear. IF it does what you want, then you can purchase THAT MODEL and know that it should do what you expect.

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 19:23
Originally posted by marymary100
I was thinking teeth rather than interconnectivity. It seems a very odd choice of present - impersonal and office-like. Are you sure that is what she wants?

I'm sure that is what she SAYS she wants (that is, what she THINKS she wants). Whether she will be happy with it or not, I don't know.

To her, it is very personal, in the sense that she knew I would have to make some effort, stepping into unfamiliar territory, to get something of that nature. The search put something of myself into it.

I have now ventured ahead to make the order from Amazon. The "jewels" which are the controls look to me to be something she would enjoy wearing. If the mike works sufficiently well, it will make her phone calls easier. And she will be able to hear her calls discretely.

I, myself, would have been happy enough with a regular headset, I think.

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 17:39
I was thinking teeth rather than interconnectivity. It seems a very odd choice of present - impersonal and office-like. Are you sure that is what she wants?

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 17:35
https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Wireless-earphones-Microphone-Necklace/dp/B01G1PIBNU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481906829& amp;sr=8-3&keywords=bluetooth+necklace


I was looking at ads for Target, one of those large stores with various departments, and they had NOTHING LISTED for blue tooth necklace.

So, I looked on Amazon, and found the item listed above. I'm inclined to try it.

Anyone have an opinion?

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 17:10
I see Nim. Help! You're a woman, familiar with items of beauty. Do you have advice?

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 17:08
Good grief! I look at the ads, and don't know what to get.

I don't know what would work well.

I can guess what might be comfortable--but, would I be right?

I'm considering throwing out Ruby's suggestion to buy online. If I buy something at a store here in the city, and save the receipt, I am familiar with the process of returning an unwanted item. But I would imagine that "my wife didn't like it" might not be sufficient reason to get a refund on eBay, Amazon, or website-based sales.

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 16:53
As I look at adverts, I saw this description on eBay:

Wireless Bluetooth Headset Necklace Earphones For Apple iPhone 7 6S

This confuses me--I didn't think bluetooth items were specific to Apple or android products.

[*] posted on 16-12-2016 at 16:46
My dear wife has told me she wants a blue tooth necklace for Christmas. She says they usually cost between $60 and $120, but that Christmas sale prices bring the cost down to about $20. (confused2 I wonder if this is really so, or if she is relying on casual conversation from friends who may be unreliable).

She treasures being surprised on Christmas, and delights in the idea that I would somehow read her mind and figure out perfect gifts that she would truly like, without her telling me.

I haven't a clue, other than what she actually says.

Compounding my problem--she likes when I spend bigger money, not small amounts. I believe the idea is that she could work in small purchases from our regular income herself, but she sees Christmas as a way to get something exceptional. This is fine with me with respect to getting something she would really enjoy and use. But, I hate the idea of spending more than $50, only to find out that I have guessed wrong, and the item goes into a drawer and never used. [One time I got her a dress that fit her, and I really liked, and she made a display of how happy she was to get it. But, shenever wore it--not even once--and told me more than a year later that she just made the show of happiness for my sake.] She does not use the laptop computer that she had me get for her one Christmas, she does not have enough patience to get proficient at it.

Can anyone advise me about getting a bluetooth necklace? She suggested I order one over the internet. How do I avoid getting cheated [as in, theytake the money and send me nothing, or send me something terrible]? What do I look for?

She uses an android smart phone, that can use blue tooth.

I think part of her motivation is, she doesn't like to have to hold the phone so as to be picked up well in phone conversations, and to hear what the other person is saying. I think I would have just gotten a blue tooth headset, unless I saw a blue tooth necklace somewhere that I liked. And, I worry whether a necklace will be durable enough to wear as much as she talks on the phone.