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Paired

Posted by terrepruitt on December 11, 2019

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCD, Yin YogaAs you may know I have been listening to books lately. The annoyance of having to be in the car for 50 minutes because of traffic when it actually only takes 20 to get there is lessened when there is a story that is captivating. I have an older car. I love my car.  At first I was just using my phone to listen . . . as I said my car is older so it doesn’t have Bluetooth. And my phone works sometimes . . . I mean, it is sufficient sometimes, but some readers use low tones or whispers for some of the voices and they can get drowned out by road noise. And some roads are really noisy and drown out the reading even when they are speaking in their regular voice. So my phone didn’t work for some books.  I started just having a speaker in my car, but either the aux cables were cutting out or the Bluetooth was. The place that we buy accessories from had a sale not too long ago so I decided to buy a transmitter.

Once having reached that decision I actually looked elsewhere online and found the one I was looking at cheaper elsewhere so I was happy. And while it is not great because of the light rail and other frequency interfering things around here, it is ok. Most of the time it is fine. It great when I am on the freeway. It is just mainly at stop lights and by my house – where the light rail is – where sometimes I have to turn it off because the interference is just too much.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCD, Yin YogaBut the best thing about it to me is “Paired!” I LOVE that. That is the best thing. I didn’t really forget my phone that often, but I often would get in my car and wonder, “Did I grab my phone?” And I did often think I put it in my purse but then when I reached to get it I cound’t find it. Sometimes I would even KNOW – for certain – that I put it in my purse and when I tried to get it I couldn’t find it so I would begin to doubt it. In fact the other day I put my phone in my purse and pulled out of the garage and stopped to shut the garage and couldn’t find my phone, but the device just finished saying “Paired!” and that is when I realized how fabulous that it. It confirmed my phone was in my purse. Greatest thing ever.

Because I use my phone for my Nia music it is important that I have it. I also use it for music when I teach yoga, but yoga does not rely on it. If it weren’t for my music it really wouldn’t be that big of a deal when I forgot my phone, but it is a bummer to get to class and not have it.

I assume the thing works with the actual phone, as in for phone calls, but I don’t have the need to talk on the phone while I am driving at this point. I just use it to listen to Audible and to make sure I have my phone.

Does your car have Bluetooth? Do you have a device for Bluetooth?

8 Responses to “Paired”

  1. joan said

    I love listening to books in the car!!!

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    • What do you listen to?

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      • joan said

        whatever my book clubs choose, and other novels, non fiction, comedy, history, bio, etc….. whatever looks good!

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        • Fun. Silly me, I never thought about having an AUDIO book club. Ha!

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          • joan said

            lol.. the book clubs are not for audio….. that’s just the way I “read” the books if they’re recorded…… some of us read, some listen ……….but now that you say it….. sounds like a good idea!

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            • 🙂 I didn’t meant the book clubs themselves being audio, I meant using audio books instead of paper for a book club. Yeah, because listening to the book is a bit different then reading. I mean if the entire book club listened to the book instead of reading it the discussion would be more than just about the book’s content, it would be about the narrator’s reading. My hubby and I have a lot to say about the persons reading the books. With some people reading the paper version and some people listening it would be odd to spend a lot of time talking about the reader . . . I mean, those that didn’t listen would be able to participate in that portion of the discussion. Sometimes I seek out books just because I love the reader/performer. Sometimes I won’t listen to a book because of a performer. So that would be a big portion of the club. 🙂

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              • joan said

                So true! The narration can be quite different….. and I also miss some of the details….. due to driving while listening and being distracted, etc….. and can’t just look back for things/details, etc…. it is a different experience…..

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                • I have my Audible set to “rewind” 30 secs. so I can just easily press the button on this device to catch what I miss. I don’t even have to take my eyes off the road. I focus on driving and sometimes I miss a “few presses”. We listen to a lot of books mostly science fiction. It is a different experience, but with a GREAT reader is it super fun!

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