The Boostaroo portable headphone amplifier, other than having a name which sounds like some rare form of Australian wildlife, is a headphone gadget that my mom would not approve of. When I was a teenager she was always worried about the volume level, of course I never had ear-buds just those cranium encompassing headphones that made the wearer resemble princess Leia. Boostaroo makes several models of amplifiers, two of which are capable of providing a whopping 400% increase in volume. Digital compression, enhanced spatial imaging and surround sound add to the experience. All models include a “splitter” which allows a friend to plug in so you can go deaf in tandem.
I must be getting old because I see a lot of commercials showing young couples in romantic poses lovingly sharing an iPod. This isn’t exactly my idea of romance but I guess it could work for those awkward first dates when you realize with horror that you have absolutely nothing in common and the appetizers haven’t even arrived yet. For these situations the Boostaroo would be ideal; watch your date’s eyes glaze over as you rev up to maximum power – although since you have nothing in common you will probably have to endure whatever lame music the not-so-significant other likes.
Get one from Boostaroo.