Apple has a lot of images to tell us how to look cool with an iPod, but one of these images is not like the other. Can you guess which one? If so, you get a prize…
If you guessed the blue one, you’re exactly right. And your prize – more stuff to read! I know you’re thrilled.
The blue image is actually me with my iPod and new headphones. Why new headphones? Well, an oral fixation doesn’t go well with dangling wires near your mouth, and I tend to chew through the wires during high pressure deadlines. So I go through a lot of headphones.
Anyway, on to the topic of my new headphones: Apple’s In-Ear Headphones. I needed headphones in a hurry, so I swung by the Apple store. I was looking for the standard headphones that come with the iPod, but they weren’t there, so I went with this alternative.
While they advertise three different sizes of ear buds, they generally seem to do little to actually guarantee that they will fit in your ear. The issue isn’t so much the size of the ear buds; rather, it’s the rubber that they use to make them. The rubber is flexible, but not malleable – so it tries to regain its shape once its in your ear, and pops out as a result. Hence the blue image.
Now you can imagine how uncool it is to be walking to school with your fingers in your ears because your headphones keep popping out. And don’t get even get me started about how impossible it is to do homework while you are busy holding your headphones in your ear. But on the bright side, I’ve learned that I might have a future in marketing for Apple.