Travel Headset

Airline Headset from Air Canada. August 2012.

I do own a pair of earbuds, but don’t use them on a daily basis. I like to hear what’s going on around me.
So when I traveled this summer, I forgot to bring them with me.
I had to take 3 flights each way, for a total of about 18 hours of flying time (Canada is big), so going without felt like a sacrifice I wasn’t willing to make, so I purchased them.

The little sponge part falls off very easily and as soon as it falls off, they are the most uncomfortable things to have in your ear. The sound quality is pretty bad too.

At least the airlines force you to buy them now, rather than just handing them out for free. It’s the only thing I agree with paying for as an extra. That way there is much less waste I hope.

Travel Headset

In 2011, there were approximately 110 prisoners working on the task of recycling airline headsets in England and Wales.
I wonder what the global statistic is, and who performs most of  this labour?

Brandes radio headphones, circa 1920

Status: Recycle:) But first take a photo that echoes this Brandes radio one I just found on Wikipedia.

Kill-ratio: 18:2 / 9:1

Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 259 For Keeping Your Distance From Strangers.

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