Posts Tagged ‘speakers’

It’s not a massively expensive gadget, but the X-Mi X Mini II is still a portable speaker at the end of the day, and as such you’d probably expect a company to take care when packing one to send through the post.

The thing is, that company probably isn’t Play.com, which has graced the pages of Bitterwallet numerous times for their lack of packaging prowess. So when avid Bitterwallet reader Lee ordered a pair of the speakers after seeing an offer on Hot UK Deals, perhaps he shouldn’t have been surprised to find his order knocking about in a pair of empty boxes:

Bitterwallet play Yes, its the return of the Play.com packaging FAILs

HotUKDeals Of The Day – Monday 17th January

January 17th, 2011 3 Comments By Andy Dawson

hukd logob1 HotUKDeals Of The Day   Monday 17th JanuaryToday’s Deals Of The Day is all about the finer things in life – we refer of course, to champagne, gold and a set of computer speakers with plenty of oomph!

As ever, the bargains come to you via HotUKDeals – you’d be mad to go anywhere else…

854365 1 HotUKDeals Of The Day   Monday 17th JanuaryTesco have recently sidled their way into the gold-trading market – a lucrative market in these times of extreme skintness, and as such, are trying to lure in customers with a tidy little offer.

They’ll give you £10 for every gram of 9 carat gold that you bung in an envelope and send to them. It’s a price that is better than many on the market – but not quite all. Check out the thread on the HotUKDeals forum for some ‘golden’ advice.

854278 1 HotUKDeals Of The Day   Monday 17th JanuaryOnce you’ve got the cash in your hand, you might want to celebrate your good fortune by immediately swapping it for a bottle of bubbly, or champagne as non-idiots call it. After all, you can get some for just £9.00.

There are whole range of varieties, styles and types of varieties of champagne on offer, from Moet to Mumm to Hanson and some others that we’ve never ever heard of because fuck knows, we don’t drink champagne round these parts.

854527 1 HotUKDeals Of The Day   Monday 17th JanuaryFinally, some Logitech X210 2.1 speakers, perfect for transferring noise from your noise output device into your ears without chafing, burning or long-term scarring.

Still reading? Of course you are. You’ll be wowed to learn that you can nab yourselves a set of these magnificent animals for only £19.98 delivered.

(deals found by HUKD members mywife, offhistrolley and kzee)

Money-saving genius or Friday afternoon frivolity?

November 21st, 2008 No Comments By Paul Smith

A genuine cash-saving suggestion, a novel way to spend twenty minutes later this afternoon, or simply the most dreadful Christmas present you could ever bestow upon a loved one? We suspect the second option, although we wouldn’t put it past some of you to try the third.

Based on the widely accepted facts that a) headphones are not speakers, and b) iPod headphones are as comfortable to wearing as a starched bra, artist Dmitry Zagga decided to do something useful with his pair. Behold the CupSpeakers:

picture 19 Money saving genius or Friday afternoon frivolity?

Apparently they do work; they take the sound that emanates in all directions from the headphones and focuses it forward, just like real speakers. If you’ve time to kill and, like us, seemingly dozens of pairs of iPod headlines lurking around, then you’ll find instructions on LifeHacker. Some fiddling with the EQ will be necessary; they’re hardly going to sound like you’re up front at a gig in Wembley stadium. On the plus side, unlike a gig in Wembley stadium, they’ll be nobody throw a bottle of piss over your head.

If you try it, send some pics to us at bitterwallet@gmail.com. There’s a pair of used, slightly gummy iPod headphones for the first submission we receive.

[lifehacker]