LG: So it sounds like it would be better to use your ebike for pride or maybe even maybe going through a ride than to ride it on a mountain bike trail.
AS: There are mountain bikers who completely change the sport of mountain biking as well, because if you have a battery, you can easily access terrain that no one else could ride. And I mean, now they don’t like it, but they will.
LG: That’s right. Adrienne, I’ve learned so much. I’m really tempted to go try one now. There’s actually an ebike shop not far from where I live in Silicon Valley and it offers people a ride to get people interested. It happens to be next to Amazon’s office. I forgot the name of the place, but I drive it all the time. I may have to drive on it next time. Go take a look at some ebike.
AS: Yes. Lauren, let’s go cycling.
LG: That sounds good. I’ll drive him to Portland and we’ll come see you. Hang out.
AS: Bike joust.
LG: Let’s take a break and then we’ll come back with our recommendations.
LG: Adrienne, other than ebike riding, what is your recommendation this week?
AS: My recommendation this week is Ultimate Ears Fits. These are customizable headphones, which I took on the recommendation of our audio auditor Parker Hall. I was really suspicious of these because I have one normal ear hole and one that is simply impossible to fit into. It’s so hard to test so many things, because I have to spend 30 minutes to think of the right combination of bud wings so that I can actually run in them. And these are completely unreal. I can’t record this with video, but they have this squishy tip and you run the app and put it in your ear and it heats up. So you have it in your ear, and the ear hole is warm and just adapts to the ear hole. It is the exact shape of my ear hole and fits me perfectly. That’s crazy. I’ve never had a pair of buds that fit so well. How many times can I fit the word ear hole into this one?
LG: Sorry, this podcast got a PG-13 rating.
AS: Only everyone has them, Lauren. They all have an ear hole. Well yeah, that’s a recommendation, and they have a pretty great noise attenuation too because they just fit anyway.
MC: Oh yes, just like noise insulation.
AS: Yes. Oh, noise isolation, no cancellation.
MC: Yes, technically it’s the same. Not the same thing, but practically the same thing.
LG: I love how Adrienne is, we’re a technology podcast, and she says, “Oh, she’s squishy, she’s warm. She’s in the hole behind your ear, she fits.” And she’s like, “By the way, active noise isolation.” That is a technological feature. But the best part is how soft and warm your ear is.
AS: It’s an application, so it’s a technology.
LG: Okay, thank you for that wonderful, wonderful recommendation. Julian, try to get over it.
JC: I don’t think I can, but my recommendation is much more muted. I have a problem buying too many things and then I never have enough time to really let them go or read them or anything like that. And one of the common things is video games. I usually collect them when there are big sales, and then a year later I say, “Oh, I didn’t play that game at all.” And so I’m finally coming back recently through my Switch game catalog. And that’s why my recommendation is to take a look at your game library and maybe not spend $ 15 on a game on Steam Summer Sale or similar, but just play old games. I’m playing right now Super Mario Odyssey and it’s fun I didn’t realize how much fun it was. And those are things you might miss if you keep buying games and don’t play them.