I’ve played instruments since the age of 5— piano, trombone, guitar, bass, drums… Well, the last three don’t really count since I was in my teens and looking for a way to make some noise. These days I’ve been playing my synth, which I can plug headphones into and not make my neighbors hate me.
It shouldn’t be too surprising that I’m obsessed with music and need it wherever I go. Yes, even when I’m camping (but at least it’s not as bad as my friend who can’t go a day without a Wi-Fi signal).
To prevent me from going crazy, my ActiveTrax Audio gives me my music fix whenever I need it. It’s small, lightweight, and the carrying case makes it easy to bring around. It’s a couple of things in one, actually. For me, it’s mainly an mp3 speaker—I just plug in my iPod and it’s ready to go. The volume cranks louder than you’d expect out of this little thing (which makes it a nice boombox for the beach). It’s also got a radio and USB charger built in.
My favorite thing about it is that it’s self-powered. It has a little crank on the back that powers it up, and a solar panel on top. Because, after all, I’ve gotta get with the times. Batteries are so 20th century!