I have a amazing collaboration with music. When I’m at my desk, I can’t just hit and play anything from my library; I have to concentrate, so I usually play instruments. Anything with words when I try to write or edit it sounds like someone is talking to me while I’m trying to come up with my own words.
Since I started working from home in 2019, my days start around 8:45 am, and I head to my desk after making a cup of coffee. After work, I join a friend in the living room, and we watch something (or I get into video games). When I go to the gym, I sing energetic music to keep me going. My commute before the pandemic was filled with two 30-minute rides where I could play my favorite artists and discover new music on the subway here in New York City. And when I lived in New Jersey, my old job required an hour’s drive to listen to CDs burned in Dad’s 2006 Honda Accord. I’m not forced to keep quiet for a while longer—which is good in a more about the process – but for me, it means less time for music.
One interesting thing that’s supported is the custom made vinyl. I do chores around the house, like cleaning on Sunday mornings. My second answer? Bluetooth speaker in the shower. It’s not the same, but it allows me to play music I haven’t heard in a while for a few minutes a day. It’s the vanity speaker in question that almost recreated my experience on my trip: Ampere’s Shower Power Pro just roars when I start showering, and it’s hydro-powered, so I don’t have to restart it. that.
Ampere started out making mobile accessories, and the Shower Power is one of its first off-the-wheel products. There are two models: Shower Power and Shower Power Pro. I’ve been testing since February. The Pro version is a little bigger, so it gives better sound, or Ampere says, and there is a ring of LEDs at the end for a little light.
LEDs are only relevant if your bathroom is dimly lit (or if you shower in the dark), so I don’t use them. The Pro version is designed to have an app that will allow you to monitor water usage and temperature (the LEDs light up red if the water is hot or too cold), but even after nine months, it still hasn’t come out. (Ampere says it will start this month). However, I prefer to use Shower Power to save money. Just put your hand in the shower to see if the water is hot or not.
It feels well built, and I love that it’s made from recycled water plastic (basically, 16 recycled water bottles). Setup is also a breeze. I’ve tried it on three shower heads, and I had no problems. Ampere has many instructions that show how to install it with different heads, but you are installing a hydro-powered speaker between the shower arm that comes out above your tiled tub and shower.
The water flows through the Shower Power turbine and generates power for the Bluetooth speaker connected to the side (you will hear a slight pulse of the turbine). Don’t worry, the speaker has an IPX7 waterproof rating, so it’s safe. You can easily twist the speaker to remove it and move it around the house, so it’s not just confined to your bathroom.