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Long live the headphone jack!
I'm registered as furious with Apple for getting rid of it, to the point where I'm not sure my next phone is an iPhone. Because there are times when I want wired headphones, and I do not want to have to keep tabs on a small adapter cable to use them.
Ironically, it's Apple's own headphones that I want to continue using. Which brings us to today's agreement: for a limited time, and as long as stocks last, Tanga has a two Apple EarPods package for $ 17.99. Enter an Apple store and spend $ 29 for a single pair, not including sales tax. Here you get them for $ 9 each.
Professional Advice: BeFrugal offers a 7 percent refund on your first purchase of Tanga, if it is not the first, it will be 5 percent, so your total cash is closer to $ 16.75.
It goes without saying that I do not like everything Apple does, but I do like EarPods. A lot. In fact, they are my favorite headphones for running, because they are comfortable (despite being made of hard plastic), they remain in place and, unlike alternatives in the ear with silicone tips, they do not create an insulating seal of noise.
That seal is great if you're on a train or plane, but it's terrible to run. On the one hand, you hear each footstep like a cannon in your head. On the other hand, it is risky, since it prevents you from hearing bicycles, cars and other dangers that could be approaching from behind.
I also like the online microphone and the playback, pause and volume controls. Regarding the storage case: meh. In my experience, once the EarPods come out, they do not re-enter. (Not that they can not, I just find it too complicated)
Given the low price, I thought they might be imitations, but Tanga definitely mentions Apple as the manufacturer, and the photo of the case shows the Apple logo.
Obviously, you can use them with Android and other non-Apple devices, but the online volume controls may not work.
What do you think?
Bonus Agreement: In these difficult times, we should all relax. And what better way than with a pillow that is also a Shiatsu mbadager? No, I did not invent it.
Today alone, and while supplies last, Meh has the decorative 18-inch M Cushion Shiatsu mbadage pillow for $ 39, or $ 49 if you opt for the additional decorative pillow (which also gives you an extension cord for 3 feet). Either way, the shipment adds $ 5.
Available in a variety of styles / colors, the M Cushion sells for $ 99-129 on Amazon. It incorporates bidirectional kneading nodes that can mbadage the upper or lower back (depending on where you place the pillow), or your neck if you lie on it. You can also add heat to the mix.
I know, this is a strange object for the old blog Cheapskate, but the handful of reviews I found suggest it's pretty sweet, and that was based on the much higher original price. Yours truly is very, very, very tempted …