September 23, 2005
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Noise Cancelling Headphones

On the way back from Australia, it seems, I left my old collapsible headphones on the plane. As a result, I haven't been watching movies on my computer. That's put a real crimp in my film viewing.

I figured I'd buy a new pair -- they're not expensive. But shopping at Amazon, I found that Sennheiser makes a noise-cancelling headset with the same collapsible form. I thought it might be worth a try.

First impression: they're great on planes. You still hear the engines, but they're a modest rumble. They're very lightweight, too, so they don't annoy you on long flights.

I did manage to leave my Australian airplane pillow at home, even though I'm taking the redeye back from San Francisco this weekend. I am an idiot.