Jabra Move Wireless Headphones

I’m in love with wireless headphones, have been for years. And I’ve had a few different sets over the years, some better than others. Recently I needed to get a new set because the mic on my old one stopped working well, and then at all. I asked around, and heard that the Jabra Move Wireless Headphones were pretty highly rated. I did a little research on my own and didn’t really find anything much better, at least not in the same price range, so I ordered them.

A day later, I was rocking to my music in the office with my new headphones. They’ve got great sound isolation and good bass, without being too much. The real test began when I took my first call and needed to use the mic. The audio quality was pretty good, not the best I’ve ever had, but I didn’t sound like I was talking from a tin can to my co-workers, and using the mic didn’t cause the audio output quality to drop significantly. It wasn’t the same as if I turned off the mic, but it wasn’t terrible.

Rather than do a long and rambling in-depth review of everything about the headphones, I’ll just give a short list of likes and dislikes.

Dislikes

  • The on-ear design hurts after wearing them for a few hours, I generally prefer around-ear headphones to avoid this, but the smaller size and profile is good enough that I can usually ignore the slight pain.
  • The adjustable parts are a little stiff and don’t make it easy to re-adjust if I need to, but not a huge deal breaker since I don’t need to often.

Likes

  • The physical on/off switch is so much better than the press-and-hold button I’ve had on previous headphones.
  • The vocal cues for pairing the headphones and letting you know it’s connected (it talks to you rather than a weird set of beeps and boops) are awesome.
  • There is a wired option, which is a must if I suddenly run out of battery, or need to connect to something without bluetooth.
  • Battery life is pretty good, using them most of the day in the office, I usually only have to recharge every other day or so (which I can usually do overnight when it gets low).
  • Clean and modern design means I don’t look like an idiot while wearing them.

Zipping around with Zipcar

While I’ve had my Zipcar membership for 6 months now, I had yet to use it until yesterday afternoon. I waited so long mostly because the nearest Zipcars to me are still a few miles away, so it wasn’t super convenient to use, and most of the time I was able to borrow a friend’s car or their time to shuttle me and my things around, or public transit worked just fine.

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Timbuk2 Q Backpack

My love for Timbuk2 is no secret. I own many different bags, from backpacks to messenger bags to duffle-style bags. Of all of these there are only two brands from which I own more than one bag, Nike (during my time as a competitive runner, they served me very well) and Timbuk2.

Recently, I found a great deal on one of the Timbuk2 bags that I’ve had my eye on, so I figured I’d jump on it. The Q Backpack arrived just in time to join me on an adventure trip this past weekend (the package was delivered two hours before I left). I spent the weekend camping and hiking around Lake Spaulding and the Yuba River. As a side note, if you ever get the chance to do it, go for it, it’s a great place to go, and if you like hiking off the trail, a perfect place to test your stamina, since there are almost no marked trails around the lake. I decided to use the Q as my day pack for our big hike along the side of the lake and up the river. Long story short, it worked amazing. I also used the backpack for a few days commuting to and from work in San Francisco. Now for the long story.

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