You’re getting old, the people on the TV are starting to mumble. So you turn up the volume and all of a sudden the people around you start yelling at you. What do you do? Get one of these Personal Television and Theater Amplifier thingies of course. Who cares if it makes you look like a stock broker on a lunch break, you’ll be able to hear the infernal machine and keep your family. The only down side is suddenly everything will be single speaker mono again, but there’s nothing to stop you buying one for each ear I suppose. US$29.95
As discreet as a wireless cell phone headset, the device has a directional microphone that amplifies high- and low-frequency sounds to produce rich, easy-to-hear tones. The adjustable foam loop holds the earpiece comfortably to your ear and three different-sized soft silicone tips allow you to choose one for an optimal fit.