Where Have These Been All My Life?

Anyone that knows me somewhat well knows that I hesitate to spend money, particularly on a large ticket item (note: I’m working on this. Less of the cheap thrills, more of the things that matter. That’s another post) . At least not without some pondering, and research. Oh, the research! Must read all the reviews, with careful screening of which ones are sponsored/shady.

Anyone that knows me somewhat well ALSO knows that I work out. Just about every day. I’ve been doing it now for about 4 years straight, and it’s just a part of who I am (copyright, my best friend and workout buddy Brittany).

I walked into Costco one day recently and picked up these Plantronics Backbeat Wireless Bluetooth Headphones.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Wireless Headphones - Retail Packaging - Green


After a quick google on my phone, I purchased them, because they had good reviews and with Costco, you can always bring something back if you don’t like it. This is one of the justifications I have for about 50% of my Costco purchases, and what percentage of those are ever ACTUALLY returned? I won’t answer that question…Anyway, in a move unlike me, I bought them. After a small learning curve getting used to the controls, the only thing I’m wondering is…


It’s so freeing not to have to constantly deal with a cord. I never realized just how much it got in my way, especially when lifting. My favorite feature of the headphones is that they are angled into your ear, but do not take up your whole ear, so you can still hear noises other than your music/podcast. This is important when running outside. The battery life is pretty good as far as bluetooth headphones go. I charge them about once a week.

As of the date of this post, they are only $4 more on Amazon than they were at Costco.

If you don’t think you need bluetooth headphones, you do. I wish I would have bought mine years ago!

So, what do you think ?