In related news, I recovered my old Play-Asia account, so here’s an affiliate link to something I would actually purchase myself if December hadn’t hit our wallets so hard: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Plush
Importing this plush from Japan wouldn’t be cheap (current price is $21.99 USD and Economy shipping to the US would add another $17.90 USD) and there’s a possibility that the same or a very similar plush will be made available on the North America My Nintendo store early next year.
Last September, I spent more hours than I care to admit researching wireless earbuds, checking sites (mostly RTINGS.com), saving the names of a few top picks to a Google Keep note, and setting multiple price alerts using camelcamelcamel. Two months later, I discovered that the Soundcore by Anker Life P3 Noise Cancelling Earbuds were on sale for $59.99, which matched the previous lowest price ever. (I would have received a price alert email from camelcamelcamel, but I hadn’t set up the price watch correctly.)
After waffling back and forth, I bought a pair, received them a few days later, and loved them. They’re comfortable, the sound quality is great, and the noise cancelling features are fantastic. I’ve even used them with noise cancelling active and no music playing to dampen the sound at very loud events.
I’m confident that more expensive earbuds would likely have better neutral sound or would be better for working out, but I feel like the Soundcore P3 earbuds hit the sweet spot of quality and value for the money.
Why do I mention this 6 months after I bought them? Because I still love them, I still use them when working out, and they’re on sale for $59.99 again today.
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