Things I don’t own…

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In today’s post I’ll be talking on things that I don’t own.

The first thing I don’t have is wireless headphones. My work doesn’t require me to go away from home and I’ve never felt the need to own an headphone even when I’m outside my home. When I travel in car I prefer the car’s speakers. And while travelling in train I prefer to look outside the window over listening to music. And sometimes due to outside noise, I may have to raise the volume in order to hear the music, especially if I’m not using noise cancelling headphones. Raising the volume may not be a good idea considering its effects on the ear and hence I just don’t have an headphone. The last 25% of the reason for not owning an headphone is the price. I’m an Apple fanboy and you know its effects on the wallet don’t you ?I’ve used the wired earphones of Apple and after that experience I don’t feel like switching to other brands. Here’s some little info, the wired EarPods of Apple now costs only ₹1900 instead of its earlier price of ₹2300. If your phone has an headphone jack do consider buying this over other brands. Another topping for me not owning a wireless headphone is you need to charge them. Wired earphones don’t have this problem, so being a lazy chap this also adds for the reason.

The second thing I don’t own is a hair trimmer. I prefer growing beard. And on average I need to visit the barber once in a month. The cost of a decent trimmer is ₹1200. And the barber charges ₹50 per shave. So 12 times in a year is ₹600. Extrapolating the value, I’ll be spending ₹1200 for two years provided there’s no inflation in shaving price. This is pretty decent considering the benefits. Also most trimmers don’t come with a battery indicator, sometimes the trimmer dies when you are half done and wired trimmers don’t work if there’s a power cut. The only time I regretted not having a trimmer was in lockdown, since the salons were shut down.

The third thing I don’t own is a cable TV subscription and subscription of OTT platforms. Being a stock trader, CNBC TV 18 is quintessential. The good thing is they have an app where you can stream live for free. I don’t know if they have an app for iPad. But yes, if screen size of mobile phone is a problem then maybe the iPad app can be of some help. The same is with ET Now, this channel too can be streamed via app. The desi news channels can be streamed live on YouTube. Hence, I haven’t felt the need to own cable TV subscription. I had Prime Video and Hotstar subscription but currently I don’t have them.

The fourth thing that I don’t own is a DSLR or mirror less camera. My iPhone 12 comes in handy for most of my photography needs and besides that iPhone is light. Picking the phone from pocket and clicking a photo is easier than carrying a bulky camera. I was a little hesitant about the quality of iPhone camera but recently I took some sharp images from a moving train. Also it does well in low light. The problem arises only if I need to zoom by a huge magnitude. For the rest iPhone does the job well.

Well folks, those were the four things that I don’t own. See you next time with a different post. Byeee 🙂