My first CBC News story

Earlier this week, I was contacted by CBC News to see if I’d be interested in talking on camera (as a technology expert) about various bluetooth devices and handsfree technology on the market. The reason for the story was the new law which goes into effect in British Columbia as of January 1st, 2010 where drivers are basically banned from using any kind of electronic device while operating their vehicle. This has led to a huge increase in sales and interest in handsfree devices and the CBC wanted to give consumers some information in order to wade through all the products on the market.

Hopefully, I helped to clarify some things for folks out there.

Here’s the segments edited together from the news broadcast which originally aired on December 31st on CBC News (Vancouver) which I captured with my TiVo (sadly not in high definition but I needed a haircut anyway):

Thanks to my pal, Tris Hussey for the recommendation to the CBC producers.


  1. Jon Jennings says:

    Wooo! Nice job John!

    Hope that’s just the first of many.

  2. Gary says:

    Nice segment! I saw you pick up the BlueAnt sun visor in the Best Buy store. That works amazingly well. Also, the Plantronics Voyager Pro is great too!

  3. Elwin Witzke says:

    Nice interview. Hope they’ve added you to their speed dial for first hand comment on upcoming tech stories.

  4. Jon Jennings says:

    PS I got one of those aforementioned $10 headsets in a xmas gift exchange.

    The around-the-ear loop is made of fairly rigid and thin plastic which flattens where it connects to the headset… 2nd time I tried to put it on *SNAP*… I never even got to find out what the call quality was like!

  5. Nick says:

    Great job! Looks like you are a natural on camera.

  6. Michael Kwan says:

    Too bad you didn’t get a URL mention… or even a name. Still cool.

  7. Michael Kwan says:

    Oops, my bad. Didn’t watch the “second” segment where you did get a plug as a “mobile expert.”

  8. Tris Hussey says:

    Great job John! I think you did a much better job than I could have!

  9. Now you’re on the list, so expect to get called again. Could be months, could be years, but they’ll likely get in touch.

  10. VancityAllie says:

    Wow congrats John! That is huge! Great interview. Definitely tons of information. I’d be shaking in my boots!

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