2008 was the followup to an incredible year of my life. I still had a lot of great experiences, but not quite as many as 2007. In 2008 I worked an entire summer at Cedar Point (my last). I had purchased the first generation Macbook Air at the beginning of the year since my Dell was Dying. At the end of the year I purchased an iPod touch with my Cedar Point bonus money. Both devices supported Bluetooth technology and what a better way to move forward into the technological future than by going wireless with my audio needs.
I remember purchasing the Bluetooth headphones specifically for the Macbook Air. I thought it was brilliant. Unfortunately, there was a delay when it came to video watching and I also had some problems with the bluetooth connection dropping out. Fast forward to the end of the summer. After I had purchased my iPod Touch, they had just announced that they were upgrading the software to allow bluetooth connections. This sparked my interest in pairing my iPod Touch with my incredible and by this time dusty headphones.
It wasn’t long before my headphones, my iPod Touch and myself became inseparable. I was and still am a dedicated walker. Wired headphones severely limited my mobility particularly when it came to turning my head to watch for traffic. They were also very inconvenient when it came to going to class. The wrapping of the headphones before class and unwrapping them after class. Walking around a classroom with wired headphones on is almost like playing minesweeper; You never know when an inanimate object was going to grab ahold of your cables and rip the earbuds right out of your ears.
The bluetooth headphones i purchased were the Best Buy store brand Insignia. they were a cheap 15 dollar pair of headphones. Nowadays the same pair can sell for $25. The cushioning tried to come off permanently, but I fixed that with super glue. This was minor flaw, and the headphones have worked great for almost 5 years.
After I moved to Royal Vista my walking completely stopped. I was in the middle of nowhere with nothing to walk to. As such, my iPod Touch stayed on it’s charger the entire time and my bluetooth headphones went back in to retirement. After I moved, I found myself surrounded by places of walking interest, but iPod did not survive Royal Vista. It’s long nights on the the charger got the best of it and the poor little device exploded. Not entirely, but the battery popped the screen away from the components of the device. I now pair the headphones to my phone. I used the headphones with my Droid 2 and now my hand me down HTC Thunderbolt.
Now with the phone technology, I was able to not have to keep digital copies on my device. I now stream everything to my phone using Amazon Cloudplayer. It is phenomenal. I can update my playlists at any time, download songs from the their store or upload my own MP3 files to the Cloud and access them at any time. It truly is the future when you are not physically connected to your device and your playlist is not physically or digitally located on your person.
As a dedicated walker, the bluetooth headphones were the best investment I have ever made, even if this was not my initial reason for buying them. I am able to walk around without the drawbacks of all the wires. Wearing a coat and using my headphones has never been easier. The sound is just like they are physically connected and the battery life is more than satisfactory. A single charge can last between one and two months and the battery still holds a charge.