Right now I use some dead cheap (about €60) Tiny Audio H.3 headphones. Why? Because I sit every day on the subway back and forth to work, sometimes I use them, sometimes they just get thrown in my backpack.
These are cheap enough that I don’t really care if they get a bit scratched, while the sound is actually quite good.
They are extremely light weight despite the size, and fit my head very good. They are easy to take on and off fast without adjusting and because of the light weight you can actually run with them if you’re late for the train or something.
There is a mic on the wire with an phone/play/pause button that works with any smartphone. The wire is also encapsulated with a thick red thread, so it don’t get tangled up, and can take a beating.
I think they’re only available in Norway at them moment, but I recommend them highly if you’re looking for some cheap, but good headphones for your daily commute, or for your kids.
A thunderstorm last week killed my father in law’s old Dell computer.
I was hesitant in teaching him how to move from Windows XP to Windows 8 (he is 75 years old), so I suggested buying a Chromebook. He agreed, and we ended up getting him the HP Chromebook 14.
I’m blown away by the quality of this laptop. Yes, it’s made of plastic, but the rubber-feel and build quality is excellent, the screen is bright and beautiful and the keyboard is more or less perfect.
And my father in law is very satisfied. He said it himself: “this is just like windows, only easier.”
"I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."