Home Technology The $160 gadget that desires you to do one thing you might by no means have thought-about

The $160 gadget that desires you to do one thing you might by no means have thought-about



Person swimming in H2O earbuds

It is a factor. Apparently.


You by no means actually know different individuals. You might assume you do however, sooner or later, they will say or do one thing that so surprises you, and you will reimagine your complete view of them.

Typically, expertise drives them towards these shocking potentialities. As my instance, I current one thing I merely by no means knew that folks did: Hearken to a podcast whereas swimming.

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Does that appear unusual to you? I at all times considered swimming as an elemental pursuit. There’s you in only a few garments, the water with only a few ripples and a way of peaceable exertion, coupled with unusual effervescent noises in your ears.

This does not appear to be the case for everybody. 

An organization known as H2O Audio insists it is not. It wrote to me insisting it is not. “We have now formally launched the H2O Audio Professional Collection with the brand new Playlist+ expertise,” its enthusiastic press spokesperson advised me in an e mail.

Playlist+? What might this imply?

Properly, it is a “groundbreaking expertise that masses and shops content material from any in style streaming app into the reminiscence of headphones for offline playback later throughout a swim, run, or exercise.”

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The corporate muses that that is discovered “nowhere else on the earth.” Whereas I muse about what kind of issues I might wish to hearken to whereas swimming.

Please do not inform me “motivational speeches” or “meditational moods.” Please, as an alternative, inform me “information of governments drowning in sleaze and terrible politicians sinking with out hint.”

“How deep does this go?” I hear you mumble by means of the bubbles.

H2O insists that its Professional Collection has an IPX8 score. This lets you go 12 toes underneath and nonetheless hear safely to gardening suggestions from specialists.

And goodness, you’ll be able to load your favourite sounds and podcasts when you sleep and your headphones are charging.

So there, is that this one thing you have ever thought-about? Is that this one thing that’ll make your morning swim extra edifying? Might this enhance your efficiency? We’re all trying to enhance our efficiency, aren’t we?

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I am unable to inform you whether or not this can be a sensory expertise that’ll improve your life. I am unable to even inform you whether or not it is definitely worth the $160 for the privilege of having fun with it.

Nonetheless, H2O Audio CEO and founder Kristian Rauhala insists: “That is one thing our prospects have been requesting for years.”

I’m wondering if he might document that sentence on a streaming app in order that prospects can obtain it and hearken to it on a loop whereas they swim.



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