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ONANOFF BuddyPhones are kid-safe headphones with volume limitation settings.

To help prevent irreversible hearing loss issues, the over-the-head BuddyPhones feature three SafeAudio settings (94dB TravelMode, 85dB KidsMode and 75dB ToddlerMode) to protect children from hearing damage. The settings limit the volume settings to safe recommended levels.

In a recent press release touting the safety of the headphones, ONANOFF shared that the CDC estimates 12.5% of children and adolescents aged 6-19 years have suffered permanent damage to their hearing as a result of earphones and devices turned to a high volume.

Enlisting my neighbor's daughter for testing, after a few days she loved them and wouldn't give them back. There were no complaints from the 8-year-old on the volume level limitations and she loved the comfort and sound.

Other features include StudyMode, which helps isolate voices from other sounds, producing crisper, clearer vocals that make for a much-improved listening experience. With BuddyLink, the BuddyPhones are perfect for sharing one device to view and learn together.

A detachable beam microphone with passive noise cancellation is included for online communication. The wireless headphones have a 20-hour battery life, an adjustable headband, and feature ear cushions made with hypo-allergenic sweat-resistant fabric. A soft travel bag is included for the foldable headphones. $59.99 for wireless, $29.99 for wired, both available in blue, green, pink, and yellow


So I figured out why my $79 Apple Magic Mouse is not sliding well. Because I wasn't using the Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate.

The 23-by-12.2-inch dual-sided and reversible (blue and green on my review unit) pad is constructed with quality polyurethane leather and has a smooth finish. Whatever the difference between my desktop surface and the deskman is doesn't matter. What does matter is my mouse slides like it's supposed to.

It's long enough of place right under a keyboard with room for a mouse, and is water-resistant, even though having liquid near these accessories is not a good idea.

Both sides feature a different modern look and color (blue and green on my review unit). Pink/purple and yellow/orange options are also available. $39.99

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