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In the possibly never-ending quest to find me even more imaginative gifts, I was recently given this to wear around my neck:
They are a pair of Bose noise-cancelling in-ear Bluetooth earbud listening thingys (as they are called by the technical community).
And they are dangerously fantastic.
They are fantastic because the audio quality is quite possibly the best in-ear and over-ear experience I have ever had.
They are dangerously so because the noise-cancelling function (I’m still not sure how that works) actually blanked out the sound of the 1,000cc motorbike that I was standing next to, the first time I tried them.
Actually blanked out the sound of the engine.
An adjustment to the noise-cancelling switch-thingy soon sorted that out.
I was also given a cunning little plug-in thingy that turned my iPod Classic into a Bluetooth-enabled thingy, so I could pair it with the Bose noise-cancelling in-ear Bluetooth earbud listening thingys.
Very unfortunately, and less than a week later, my iPod Classic stopped working.
Not due, I must add quickly, to anything to do with the Bose noise-cancelling in-ear Bluetooth earbud listening thingys.
And also not due to the cunning little plug-in thingy in my iPod.
I’m fairly sure (but awaiting for a detailed investigator’s report) that the iPod stopped working due to the rapid attempt at interacting with some concrete in the filling station.
Anyway, this means that I have to dig out an old iPod Classic that is lurking at the back of the electric cupboard (it’s like a normal cupboard, but made of actual electric) and use that instead.
Mind you, they are all ‘old’ iPod Classics now that Apple have stopped making the best device they ever made, in favour of a bunch of much less-good devices.
But I am unbelievably grateful for the Bluetoothiness (and therefore cable-free) listening experience that the Bose noise-cancelling in-ear Bluetooth earbud listening thingys have brought into my life.
And equally unbelievably grateful to Sam for providing them.
I luffs her.