Ahhh, summer! Nothing like heading down to the beach or pool on a hot, sunny day with your sunscreen, an ice-cold drink, and your favorite tunes. But before you get set for a day of fun in the sun, it’s important to think about how to keep your headphones safe and protected from those harmful rays.
Headphones and Direct Sunlight
Like just about any other electronic device, headphones shouldn’t be left directly in the sun for too long. Not only do you need to worry about the extreme heat frying some of the important components that keep them working at optimal capacity, but it also isn’t exactly comfy to pop in some earbuds that feel like they’ve been sitting on the surface of the sun for a few hours. In order to protect the sensitive skin on your ears, along with the headphones themselves, it’s best to keep them in a cool spot out of the sun while they’re not in use. Here are a few ideas.
Headphone Storage Case
A number of models of headphones and earbuds come with their own storage cases that are ideal for protection from the sun. Some cases, such as those designed for wireless earbuds, even charge your device for you when it’s not in use. If your headphones or earbuds didn’t come with a special protective case, or if you have lost the original case they came with, fear not- plenty of affordable storage cases are on the market. You can find one that is a perfect fit for your favorite headphones.
Can’t stand the thought of wrecking your favorite expensive pair of headphones with sun or water damage from the beach? Lots of people rely on disposable headphones for poolside use. Though they are designed for single-use, disposable headphones can actually be used multiple times and make a great addition to your beach bag. You’ll be amazed by the sound quality and comfort you can get out of today’s disposable headphone and earbud models. And because they were made to be used once, it’s no big deal if they accidentally get left out in direct sunlight or splashed with water.
This year, don’t make it a Hot Headphone Summer. Follow these tips and tricks to ensure that your favorite headphones steer clear of a meltdown, leaving you free to rock out to your favorite poolside jams all summer long!