I’m sorry, but this picture just cracks me up. The Aliph Jawbone 2 is another of the “latest and greatest” Bluetooth headsets, along with the BlueAnt Z9i that we’ve been discussing (badmouthing?) here. This BGR article says it all:
“The recently-released Aliph Jawbone 2 is definitely one of the best bluetooth headsets out right now in terms of functionality, but it’s also pricey. At $130 a clip, it probably comes in north of most other headsets you might be considering. For a limited time however, Aliph is running a promo that knocks $20 off the price of the headset for recent recipients of tickets resulting from Hands Free law violations. $110 is still a healthy sum to pay for a bluetooth headset but, well, it’s better than $130. Of course it doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to figure out that Aliph certainly doesn’t have access to traffic court databases around the country. Just enter any number with the proper amount of digits for the state you choose and you’re in. For example, NY traffic tickets contain 10 alphanumeric characters and NJ traffic tickets contain six.”
The good news then, is that crime doesn’t pay, and you don’t need to do the “perp walk” to get the discount. Rather, as the BGR article explains, go to the Jawbone site and click the “Hands Free Ticket Processor” link on the bottom right hand corner of the page. That takes you to a page that looks like the picture above. Pick a state, enter the proper number of characters and you get your $20 discount.
Of course, as your mother may have told you, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do it. The Jawbone 2, in addition to being pricey, may still have the fit problems of its predecessor (which I do own). Read the reviews, try it on at, say, an AT&T store, and make your own judgment. And if you don’t mind, share your comments with us here .