April 28, 2008
I exploded yet another set of earbuds on my tiny pocket radio. I leaned over and the wire slack looped around an unseen drawer knob. When I stood back up the wire jerked tight, so that the speakers lost power in both ears (usually the plug just comes out of the radio, but not this time).
Can any smart people tell me when we can have wireless power? That will be a real invention, not this iPod junk. Batteries were impressive 80 years ago, what have you invented for me lately?
Meanwhile, I’ve only needed to replace my pocket radio twice in ten years but I’ve been through about twenty sets of earphones. I use my iPod shuffle for two weeks and the left ear starts to crackle due to poor power connection inside the speaker. And because they’re APPLE brad headphones they cost five hundred million dollars a pair.