Yet another MP3 player drowns in a pool of my sweat
Apparently my sweat is about a half-step less corrosive than battery acid.
Last week my “sweat-proof” X2 earbuds died after a sweaty ride (see this blog), and on Monday while riding the indoor trainer my SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip gave up the ghost as it let out an eardrum shattering dubstep-esque glitching sound. I’ve now burned through 5 pair of Jaybird earbuds in less than a year, and 3 or 4 Clip Zips.
Sansa claims that the Clip Zip is “…Ideal for joggers, commuters, and other active music listeners”. I must have missed the asterisk…
*Athlete must not sweat during activity
I sure would love to find an MP3 player or Bluetooth earbud that is truly sweat-proof.
In the meantime, I’m going to go the ultra-cheap route, because “premium” products like the X2 sure aren’t getting the job done.
At this point I’m pretty sure it’s all the same Chinese made crap with different brand names and price tags corresponding to the perceived value of the brand name. The recent blog I wrote, and subsequent lens test video comparing $250 Oakley sunglasses to the ultra-inexpensive (and identical looking) Rivbos shades, is pretty telling in that respect.
Anyway, based on the recommendation of JSF Member “Derwinator” I picked up a pair of AUKEY Sport Bluetooth Headphones for less than 20 bucks:
I’ll be trying them this morning for the first time. At least if these die I won’t feel like I’ve been kicked in the financial nuts. I’ll follow up in a few weeks (or sooner if they croak).