Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows how much I enjoy audio books. 🙂 I like to work on things while listening to a nice story, though I can’t read blogs or read anything for that matter, while listening. I’m not that good at multi-tasking. 😉 But I can work on my crafts, edit my photos, work on technical aspects online, play computer games, things like that, while listening. I enjoy working on my crafts and listening to a good book the most.
I usually get my audio books from the library, either in CD form or download them from the online portion of my library. They even have two places I can download books from, more book options, yeah!! But I also bought some mp3 books from online too. I have a portable CD player for when I’m listening to CD’s and of course my iTouch for downloads that I listen too. I like the portability of both of those options. It makes it easy to listen to books even while cooking. But I really don’t like having a headset on all the time. I can’t easily hear my family members, and I feel like I’m ignoring my family. But any kind of portable speakers are usually too big and bulky and not really all that portable. But then I found a great solution.
I had first learned about this little gem a few months ago when I was looking at possibly buying a Nook (which I never did buy). But it never really ‘clicked’ that it would work for what I was looking for. Then as I started really looking for portable speakers, I remembered this little speaker.
I wasn’t sure how well it would sound, but the reviews on it were very good. Since it wasn’t to expensive, I thought I would give it a try. I picked it up last week and it works great. A lot better than I really thought it would. It’s rechargeable through a USB port, which makes it nice. I’m really surprised how well it does sound. Even Paul thought it sounded good, and he knows a lot about stereos, speakers etc… I’m so glad I decided to give it a try and that it works so well.
So yes, I have been listening to a lot of books in my spare time. It’s been fun, and I love all the crafts I can finish working on while listening to a good book. Though I still haven’t figured out how to write a blog post and listen to a book either. Like I said, I’m not that good a multi-tasking. 😀