Sunday, May 18, 2008

Voice dialing

My Motorola K1 Krzr not only helps the children in Africa, but it also allows me to punk my friends every time I use it!

I'm a big proponent of voice dialing, which allows me to make phone calls in my car without staring at the display/keypad (that shit is dangerous!). I spend a lot of time in my car, and I make a lot of phone calls from my car.

With my last cellphone, I needed to pre-record my voice dialing. This worked fine I guess. But with the Krzr, the voice dialing is phonetic. It tries to match what I say into the microphone with my phonebook entries. Great, now I can voice dial anything in my phonebook without all of the set up work.

Almost.

Thanks to having lots of ethnic friends, my whitewash Krzr can't match what I'm saying with any of my phonebook entries! 

So I decided to improvise, and give my friends names that the voice dialer would recognize:

Chin Ghetto: Named after his love for hip-hop music. Or the fact that he's so cheap with the heat at his condo. I can't remember which one.

Shaun Stupid: It's great, because my full voice command goes, "Call Shaun Stupid." Get it? Call Shaun stupid! 

Chris Quiet: Once nicknamed the silencer, This voice dialing option is severely out-of-date. It should probably be changed to Chris Hero, in recognition of sticking it to the corporate stuffiness of Harry.

Anthony Sellout: A few years ago, I left my phone at Chin's place, and he proceeded to rename all of my entries. This was Anth's. The first time I tried voice dialing the entry, the Krzr picked it up right away. I guess it was meant to be?

Jon Retardo: "Retardo" isn't even a word. But that's what Jon is. He's a fucking tard. He's slow. 

You want a nickname on my phone? You think your current name is unfair? Let me know!

1 comment:

Rubex Cube said...

hehe that is cute~!

I want a name on our phone...pick me pick me!