Last week the hands-free regulations went into effect in Massachusetts if you remember from my last blog. Since then police have been cracking down on drivers who have a cell phone in their hand. While they may just be giving a warning out for now (like someone in our office found out before reading my blog last week) don’t wait until the end of the month to be in compliance.

I have had this question pop up a few times recently and decided to give a few suggestions this week. For those of you who do not want to pay the close to $300 price tag for Apple Earbuds here are a few of my choices that won’t break the bank and still give you the quality (and maybe better) than the expensive ones. These will work on both Android and Apple phones so the choice is really up to you.

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Under $100

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 

  • 9 Hours playback time
  • Water resistant
  • Case holds additional 36 hours charge



Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TWBK

  • 15 Hours full use
  • Water resistant
  • Case charges two more times for 45 Hours total

We have used Audio-Technica for a while now and you honestly cannot beat the sound for the price. Other devices of the same standard can cost double in some cases and Audio-Technica has always been the go-to for this team. From headphones and microphones we have always been very happy with the quality they can produce.