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Re: Swap steering volume buttons to left side

I tend to use Seek / Next / Prev WAY more than fiddling with Volume.
And like you said the volume is so close to the right hand I tend to just use the Knob.

So it's "Logical" the way it is, to me.

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Re: Swap steering volume buttons to left side

In the SRT I usually drive with both hands on the steering wheel. And as post above says I use the seek/next/preset button the most. I still use the volume button vs the volume knob since my hand is already on the wheel.

This setup doesn't bother me
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Re: Swap steering volume buttons to left side

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I tend to use Seek / Next / Prev WAY more than fiddling with Volume.
And like you said the volume is so close to the right hand I tend to just use the Knob.

So it's "Logical" the way it is, to me.
I can understand that. I guess it depends on the music you listen to, if you have kids in the car and probably if you get a lot of phone calls while in the car. For me, the volume gets used more times than the skip, but others I guess find themselves skipping more.

I find that while I get a lot of calls, each person on the bluetooth needs to be at different volumes or you can't hear some while others are screaming.

I also listen to pandora mostly, so I don't find myself skipping songs but some I like to turn up and jam to a bit, so I mostly use the volume. When I was a bit younger, didn't have kids, I would blast everything, the louder the better, nowadays though, it seams my head is getting more sensitive, sometimes I like it loud, other times I need it quiet.

Then again sometimes I have the kids in the car, and while most of the time I'd prefer to not have the music to loud other times I don't want to hear them bickering and arguing so I turn it up and drown them out.
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Re: Swap steering volume buttons to left side

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Pet peeve of mine is the separate connect and hangup buttons on cell phones and, as a result, the steering wheel controls.

I don't know why anyone thought that was a good idea.

It should be one button you press to connect a call, then press it again to hang up - you know, just regular phones have been since phones existed.

I have always hated that. It just means now I have to glance down at the controls to make sure I'm hitting the correct one to connect or disconnect. I simply don't make enough calls to remember which side they're on and having the voice control button for the car in the middle makes it even harder to find them without looking.

Cell phones have always had a bad case of "tech-itus", where something high tech has to look or act silly to seem like it's futuristic.
Sorry about your pet peeve.

But the design of cell phones are that way for GOOD reasons. Sorry that YOU either don't know, use, or understand those reasons.

Separate ANSWER and END buttons enables several options & features. Like the ability to SCREEN a call using the Accept (Answer) or Reject (End) buttons. You couldn't do that with a single button.

These designs have grown & matured over the years. They do this with input from thousands if not millions of users. Sounds like YOU are in the minority in this regard.

Of course, I've only been in the High Tech Communication industry for 2 or 3 decades. So what do I know.
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Re: Swap steering volume buttons to left side

Or just teach yourself to adapt to the buttons. I taught myself how to use a mouse using my left hand out of convenience down the road for work and I'm not even left handed. Woot!


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Re: Swap steering volume buttons to left side

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Sorry about your pet peeve.

But the design of cell phones are that way for GOOD reasons. Sorry that YOU either don't know, use, or understand those reasons.

Separate ANSWER and END buttons enables several options & features. Like the ability to SCREEN a call using the Accept (Answer) or Reject (End) buttons. You couldn't do that with a single button.

These designs have grown & matured over the years. They do this with input from thousands if not millions of users. Sounds like YOU are in the minority in this regard.

Of course, I've only been in the High Tech Communication industry for 2 or 3 decades. So what do I know.
As someone who owned a giant cell phone with a rubber duck antenna in 1988, I'm familiar with the history.

What you outline could be done in many other ways, including the use of the # or * keys.

Further, you're forgetting the original car phones were essentially regular phones with radio transmitters - with a cradle and handset and everything. You picked up to pick up and set it back down to hang up.

One button ease in answering or hanging up should have been the priority purely based on safety when driving. Instead, they used two different buttons - and it really was just to be different because that's the way cell phones always were, right down to those crappy spiral antennas for installed car phones.

Cell phones did not evolve the way you say with user feedback. The very first and only handheld mobile phone already possessed those characteristics and there was only one, so the users didn't have a say in it. It differed completely from previous installed car phones that were based off military radio phones.

Home phones, which were based on many years of research and user feedback, have a single connect and disconnect button (with a speakerphone button replacing the hangup button when not picking up the receiver). That should have been the model.

One of the few smart things cell phones did was to include the long press auto dial for memory slot 1, which was pre-programmed for emergency calls.
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