As a keen, but slow runner, I prefer to hit the road with some music in my ears to motivate me and keep my pace up. The issue however, is that the area I live in has some very busy roads and some rather questionable characters, so not being able to hear the traffic and weirdos makes jogging (especially at night) a risky business.
WOW create a whole host of water based inflatable fun, the majority of products being things you have to grip onto for dear life whilst being pulled along the water by a boat, any crazy outdoor party needs to be accompanied by some awesome tunes and WOW have got you covered. The WOW-Sound is made for all the hazards of the outdoors, it is fully waterproof, shockproof and dustproof (IP67 definition is it is totally protected against dust ingress and protected against short periods of immersion in water, waterproof for up to 30 minutes at a depth of one mete
When it comes to over-ear headphones, you want to make sure how they look compliments your style just as much as your music compliments your day. The New York headphones from Urbanista seriously look the part: available in either Dark Clown (that’s black to you and me) and Moon Walk, which is a white and grey combination.
As much as we moan about the kids of today being glued to screens, to be honest it can be a life saver keeping them entertained in awkward moments, long car journeys, queuing for anything and boring family functions. What isn’t as helpful is having to listening to the game/kid’s show/god awful pop band on repeat. Headphones are an excellent choice to alleviate the assault on your ears, however you don’t want them to wind up with hearing problems before they have had a chance to destroy them at various metal gigs when they are older.
New on the scene is the Marshall Kilburn II - the updated version of Marshall Headphones best selling classic speaker with all new features and a tougher body to withstand all the parties and travels you throw at it. There are very few times when I open a package (and we get a lot) and my heart beats a little faster but that was the reaction the Kilburn II invoked, it truly is a thing of beauty.
The KitSound BoomBar 2+ is self-described as “retro inspired design meets modern innovation”, meant to look like an 80’s boombox, personally, I think the design looks rather modern and not very retro or 80’s – it’s lacking all the knobs, defined edges and bare bone design of 80’s boombox so does this mean the sound quality is equivalent to a 30year old machine?