When I returned home from Florida, I went through my mail and there was a large envelope containing a set of BloomingBuds™ earphones, which are quality ear buds for using with an iPod® or other electronic devices using a standard earphone jack. Included was an extra set of Blooms for use on the ear buds.
I'd read about BloomingBuds™ and their creator, Chip Lowry, in a recent issue of a local paper and was immediately smitten with them. I loved the idea of being able to personalize a set of ear buds in much the same way I did my Crocs.
Okay, so it's cool that I can put daisies on my ear buds, but how would the music sound when I used them with my iPod®?
FANSTASTIC! Now I'm no audiophile, but I know static and flat sound when I hear it, and BloomingBuds™ earphones have none of that. They sound every bit as good as the original ear buds that came with my iPod®, and that's good enough for me.
As a gardener, of course I love the several options available on that theme - daisy, butterfly, ladybug, clover, apple, and bumblebee. But there are many more for others who are into other things. (Is there more to life than gardening??) They also have other products to which the Blooms can be affixed, like sunglasses and Bluetooth headsets. The Blooms are proprietary, meaning they only fit on BloomingBuds™ products.
I've been using my set of ear buds this week (right now they have the daisies on them) and a couple of times the daisies tilted out of the ear buds as I removed the buds from my ears. Maybe the snap-in mechanism could be a little tighter, but it's been just a minor nuisance. Otherwise, I love them and find them an ingenious idea for personal expression with otherwise boring headphones.
BloomingBuds™ can be found in various stores throughout the United States, so keep your eyes open for them. They can also be purchased on their website for $14.99, which includes two sets of Blooms, and for a limited time, this purchase will include a bonus of two extra sets of Blooms, which normally sell for $2.99 each.
Maybe I'll have to get the runner Blooms when I start running again...
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Saturday, February 21, 2009
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