According to a recent survey by Gigaset, a massive 79% of us multi-task whilst we’re on the phone.
That’s not surprising really, given the frantic pace of modern life. From the stressed businessman to the busy mum, most of us recognise those scenarios where we could really do with an extra pair of hands. That’s exactly why Gigaset has launched its new L410 hands-free DECT clip. But it’s not the only solution on the market.
So what does Gigaset say we’re up to when we multi-task?
Of the people Gigaset surveyed the most popular tasks whilst on the phone included ironing, cooking and browsing the web. But, according to research by the University of Utah, the more people multi-task, the worse they are at it! That, they claim, is because a tendency to multi-task goes hand in hand with an innate inability to give quality focus to just one task.
What’s more, some theories say that multi-tasking is actually bad for you. Technology psychologist Linda Stone reckons our anxiety about missing a trick is potentially our downfall, as it puts us in a state of constantly trying to do everything and doing nothing well.
Whilst in 2005, the Institute of Psychology at the University of London published research suggesting that “workers distracted by e-mail and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers”.
That’s all very well, but as Gigaset’s research shows multi-tasking is here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future. So we’re taking the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” attitude with the best solutions to help you multi-task and keep up your communications at the same time.
The Gigaset L410 speakerphone clip
It’s small, it’s smart and you won’t even know you’re wearing it. Check out our full review of the L410 to find out how this teeny piece of technology packs a punch.
The Sennheiser VMX Office Wireless Headset
Comfortable to wear all day long, the VMX’s Bluetooth technology lets you connect via your mobile, phone or PC as you choose for ultimate multi-tasking flexibility.
Jabra GN 1000 Remote Handset Lifter
The Jabra GN 1000 Remote Handset Lifter is a nifty piece of kit for the home and especially the office, this addition to your phone system lets your answer and end calls remotely and is compatible with most phones.
Check out our full collection of headsets, wireless headsets and phone and headset packages. We’re always committed to the best products at the lowest prices. So if you’re a compulsive multi-tasker don’t fight it. Equip yourself and make it a feature of your life!