Upon pondering my three gadgets, I concluded that they could be categorised like drugs. So I assigned the following monikers: Dope was the ok gadget, Ketamine was the gadget that was starting to punch it's weight, and crack (today's gadget) was the one that blows your skids off.
[note to overseas readers. Skids = underwear].
To give you a bit of background as to why I bought my crack gadget - for some time now I have taken to working (not that I have a proper job yet or anything) in the kitchen. Mainly because it is nearer the kettle which is perfect for quick cups of tea, and also the fridge, which makes it easy to stuff my face whenever I like.
Anyway, I digress. I have always had a radio in the kitchen, but this particular one had turned a bit rubbish. The reception was a bit flaky, most CDs wouldn't play, and it was covered in paint after witnessing many a room redecoration.
After being constantly irritated by it's fuzzy reception, I decided that enough was enough, and that I was going to buy a new one. Whoooop Whoooooop! Gadget excitement coming up.
I made a list of the four key characteristics that I wanted: (1) a CD player, (2) iPhone Dock, (3) DAB radio; and (4) it must have awesome sound. That was it.
So I commenced my internet search with all the usual suspects ..... Bose, Bowers and Wilkins (their Zeppelin Air was sex in a plastic shell), Bang and Olufsen, Marantz, Quod etc. But none of the gits had every feature that I wanted.
I was despairing. In fact I was metaphorically crawling across an internet desert in search of water.
But as luck would have it, an Oasis appeared in the form of the Vita Audio website. Hurrah I was saved!
Like a blind man man abseiling, I had accidentally stumbled upon a gadget called a Vita Audio R4i, except that I didn't hurt myself as much.
And so without further ado, here is the big reveal ...........................
Pic.No.1 My new Vita Audio R4i with a graphite finish
Pic.No.2 Woof! Gadget - you look hot. And this one had DAB radio, a CD player AND an iPod dock. It was almost greedy
Pic.No.3 This is the remote control. When I first saw that it was round, I thought 'that's cooler than sitting on a bag of ice in a blizzard. With no skids on' (see what I did there?)
Pic.No.4 But a round remote did have it's drawbacks. Firstly you always have to orientate it so that the red beam points at the CD unit. And secondly it did not charge whilst it was sat in it's dock. That's a fundamental schoolboy error
I even did a review of the product for Amazon and you can read it here (opens in a new window).
Basically, despite the finnicky little mistakes, the sound was the sheep's swingers - rich, earthy bass, combined with crystal clear treble. And no distortion when you crank up the volume. Oh yeh - sex in a graphite case.
And as my current gadgets go, that is the last in the line (for the moment).
So dahlink, tell me what you are doing this week and what the weather is like .... mwahhhxx