Headset Madness: What Kind of Headset Person Are You?

Updated: April 11, 2011

Headsets in the workplace are a definite necessity. How else is someone supposed to talk on the phone and perform other tasks at the same time? Having hands free to eat an apple, shuffle some papers around, sneak a peak at what's in the mini fridge, and surf the web are all tasks that could never be completed without the invention of the headset. Headset's come in an array of different sizes and styles, some are svelte and sleek, some are heavy and bulky, and some are super futuristic and just out there. Whatever one's need for a headset may be, they definitely make life easier. Here's a look at headsets in the workplace -- see if you can spot any similarities within your own workplace.

I Am A Serious Podcaster

Nothing screams, "I am a serious podcaster" like this sweet pair of custom cubicle headphones and thick-rimmed glasses. If we're lucky, maybe he will explain the mystery behind the missing mustache portion of the goatee in his next podcast?

Yup, I'm That Guy

This man is just waiting for the wrong person to taunt him about having a bluetooth headset. What are you looking at? Got a problem with my bluetooth? Didn't think so, punk. Now get out of my face.

Augmented Reality

The Wearable Augmented Reality (or WEAR) headset was developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) for astronauts working on the International Space Station. (ISS). The display "superimposes 3D graphics and data onto its wearer's field of view" about the equipment they're using and working around.


Billy from IT has a heart of gold, and he's always making the girls around the office swoon when he offers to help out. Billy makes the other guys look bad, which is why he's never been invited to play on the company softball team.

Skype Calls

This woman looks content to just sit around her home office and chit chat with clients or co-workers on Skype all day long. For this starry-eyed user, an overseas 4-way conference call is like going to Disneyland.

Must Be Thursday

When not collecting pins and newspaper clippings to put on his tack board, Earl can be found hard at work with his excellent headset on. This makes it easier for him to browse eBay and look for more trinkets while fielding reception calls.

Homemade Conference Call Gear

Whoever said that MacGyver had no business being in the workplace should eat their words right now. This Swiss Army knife saves the company tons of money with his "Mr. Fix It" approach to headsets and everything else office related.

Headset And Cap Combo

Casual Friday has hit a new all-time low with people dressing increasingly more casual. A raggedy baseball cap and old fleece? Gross. This man needs to go on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, ASAP.

Red Spectacles

The worst part about being late for work in the morning is forgetting something -- like your lunch -- or grabbing the wrong thing, like your girlfriend's glasses. Red glasses still look super cute on this guy though.

Beard And A Headset

When hair finally ceases to grow on top of the head, men realize they don't have that many options left, and will try to make up for it in other areas. Thus, the disgusting neck beard, or " 'neard".

Built In Headset, For Warmth

This guy totally looks like principal Terrence Cutler from the HBO series Eastbound And Down. He has the same classic, dorky look as principal Cutler, but he's cooler than him in the headset accessory department.

Space Commander Headset

This guy thinks he's so cool with his wanna be space commander headset on, acting like he's really working hard. What type of hard work could he really be doing with a crummy headset like that?

Russian Cosmonaut

Now here's the real deal, unlike the wanna be above. This is Expedition 22 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia. He's listening to some pretty sweet tunes which have been piped into his Russian Sokol suit. This man knows what hard work is.

Work From Home Ensemble

The Spring fashion line for the work-from-home Program Manager is awesome this year. The phone holster and headset combo are to die for. Did somebody say, "conference call"?

Ninja Robot Headset

Whenever the office intern messes up anyone's Starbucks order, he gets publicly humiliated by the overlords of geek-dom -- his superiors. The punishment? Having to prance around the office with this headset on and recite lines from Universal Soldier.

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