Sunday, January 3, 2010

Music to my ears!

For safety reasons, I do not use headphones while I ride. However, I do like to listen to music when I ride. I contemplated buying a widget with speakers which can play my iPod through its speakers but that project did not go any where beyond the dreaming stage.

A couple of days ago, while rummaging though my zunk (good junk), I found my old bike radio thingy that I bought in 1998 from RadioShack.

While I never used it on my bike until today, I decided I will take it along for the ride today. It was nice to listen to NPR. This widget even has a horn. I think I paid $10 for it.

This radio can even be mounted on the handlebar. It has a quick-release mechanism that allows you to carry the radio with you while you park your bike some place.

I wish it had a digital tuner but then that might be too much to ask for $10. I am not sure if this thing is weather-proof, but I can keep it inside my Small Handlebar bag, like I did today.

Apparently, SONY introduced a bike radio for about $50, but that is currently not available anywhere.

I think I am content with my $10 widget, for now.

Peace :)

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