The Impressive Secret Life of Your Headphones

Thank God it’s Friday, one of my favorite days of the week because it brings the promise of great mattress sales and time with the family. I am going to start posting some stuff on Friday’s that really is not directly connected to our industry, but instead is just information that I come across and find interesting and think you might too. It could be a funny video that is trending on YouTube or a cool new gadget. So tune in or tune out, either way it will be here for you. Have a great weekend!

Surfing the web I came across this article on Yahoo! about 10 hidden controls on iPhone headphones. Hidden!?!?! Are you freaking kidding me? Is this product so good that Apple can ship it and not even tell anyone about the advantages and benefits? These tiny headphones can control your music and even take photos. It is kind of funny because for the longest time I

would sit on my riding lawn mower using my headphones and wonder if they did something more than turn the music up and down. Did I ever go online and look it up? NO!

I am pretty sure Apple didn’t send any instructions for the headphones, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they did and I just didn’t read them (I am a guy, after all). How incredibly cool would it be if you had a product so great that you could afford to be a minimalist with your packaging, skip the directions, and just let your consumer find out for themselves how they worked? Most of us don’t create products that compelling so we will just have to live vicariously through Apple for the time being.

Well, I hope I accomplished my goal of bringing something light and helpful to your Friday. Now stop wasting company time reading this crap and get back to work.

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