It is... headphones for my iPod.
|This kind of headphone literally jumps out of my head. My ears will not accept this inner-ear intruder.|
So this is the type of earbud that I like:
|This kind rests happily in my ears. Mine were like this but pink. RIP|
I can't buy a replacement because, under the detox rules, I can't buy something I already own. And I own three pairs of headphones as follows:
|Looks cool. Does not fit very well under a toque when it is -40 outside.|
1) Very big over the ear, hipster style headphones (look cool, but impractical to wear with a toque in winter)
|Good for exercising. Inconvenient to wear with glasses.|
(Note: one pair of "sporty" headphones are ones I bought at the airport gift shop in a panic last year when I realized I was about to board a plane and didn't have my iPod headphones. They cost $40, seriously. Somehow I forgot that the airline would be selling $5 headphones at takeoff? Dammit)
The wrap-around-your-ears ones are OK, I guess, but are a hassle to get on and off. They are also uncomfortable to wear with glasses, because then you have two things wrapped around behind your ears, which can be uncomfortable. They also set my glasses ajar when I take them on or off.
But I own 3 pairs of headphones. I cannot buy a new pair. And so I set off for the rest of 2011 with this frugal sacrifice in play.