I set out to write a post hawking the products I use most via my Amazon affiliate links, but I’m not seeing the sale pricing this year that I did last year. So I’ll write this post a little differently.
Amazon Prime Day is nothing but a latter-day Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Rudolph was not part of the Christmas season until Montgomery Ward (a defunct nationwide department store and mail order catalogue for my millennial readers) created the character to sell more during the holiday season. In a sense, it’s an edifice to make consumers feel better about spending their money.
Here’s my Amazon link. I’d love if you’d support the blog by making your Amazon purchases through me.
I’ll even recommend a trio of travel products below that I use on a near-daily basis.
But don’t get caught up in the hype. If you need something, great…maybe it is discounted. If you don’t, just relax…we’ll see better pricing come Cyber Monday, another creation of the e-commerce world.
My biggest nightmare is being on a longhaul flight without working power, so I’ve invested in an AC power bank from Omars. It’s $66.99 and includes a plug for my laptop as well as two USB ports. I’ve charged my phone and laptop at the same time and it still has not fully depleted the battery pack. Highly recommended.
If you just want a small pocket charger for your phone, I recommend the portable charger from Jackery. It’s very cheap – only $19.99 – and works well for a quick charge. This works for iPhones and Samsung products.
I just picked up a new travel adapter and LOVE it. The Saunorch Universal International Travel Power Adapter is $19.99 and works very well in Europe and Asia. I was using an older one from Brookstone until recently that required changing plates based upon the country. My new one is far easier to use and works just as well. Best of all, it never falls out of an electrical outlet…a huge annoyance with some adapters.
My Search For Headphones
I hope I’m not going deaf, but I’m so sick of my Apple AirPods. If I am working out and some inconsiderate dotard has his music turned up, which is often, I cannot hear my music/lectures. It drives me crazy to have to strain to hear them. As far as I know, I’ve turned the sound settings up all the way and even changed to the equalizer to “Late Night” which helped a bit. But the sound is not sufficient. I clean them regularly, so it’s not like it’s accumulated ear wax that is the problem. So the only thing I am in the market for is new wireless headphone.
But that doesn’t solve my need for workout headphones. Any suggestions?
I’m such a bad salesman when I don’t believe in the product…but at least you know I’m not going to push stuff on you that you don’t need. Have a great afternoon ahead and don’t succumb to the peer pressure!
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