Yeah, I know it looks stupid!
I can just imagine! "You look stupid!", "Look at that idiot!", "Check out that space cadet!" - blah blah .... Yes, all of this is probably true but who the hell cares? The practicality of this wireless headset far outweighs whether we look stupid or not. When one crew member is at the helm and the other is at the bow, communicating is very difficult and frustrating. To be heard, you have to shout - but people get pissed the moment you shout. Instead of understanding it is a matter of shouting to be heard, your loved ones tend to believe you are shouting AT them. Now, if you want to piss off your wife, start shouting at her! No food, no attention, no romping - you will get fuck all for the next 2 weeks!
This is where the wireless headset have a meaningful role to play and to hell with how you look. The Mariner 500 Head Sets are just like cordless telephones – you can both talk & hear at the same time. Once turned ON, they are full-time so you don’t need to push any buttons to talk making them HANDS-FREE. And since the batteries are self-contained, there are no external wires or “belt-packs”. Having personally experienced Sue's wrath and a proper slashing of her sharp tongue, we decided to get these head sets. Communication is now much easier and the relationship is still intact afterwards.