How hard is it to find an armband strap for an MP3 player out there? Well, let me tell you just how hard it is. I bought myself an MP3 player a week or so ago. It was my first ever purchase of an MP3 player and though I may love gadgets, MP3 players were never on my list of wants.
Until recently that is. Ever since I started my running again, I found that i needed something to keep me company while I run. I mean, wifey has an MP3 player which she relies on exclusively to keep her company and motivate her while she runs and since it was working for her, I thought why not get one for myself.
So I went out and got myself one, not a fancy one mind, but a cheap little Philips one, something that would do just what I wanted it to do. I'm not that fussy about the sound quality and all that cos I really couldn't tell a good sound from a great one!
And after using it for close to a week, I thought getting myself an MP3 was one of the most ingenious things I ever did in a long while ... LOL! It more than kept me company for my runs, it actually made my runs seem effortless. I was able to go further and faster in my runs.
Of course, I didn't exactly download music into my player but a host of Star Trek audio books from the entire Star Trek universe that took me days and days to download. What to do, I'm a true and true Trekkie. Now these audio stories takes quite a while to finish and I wouldn't want to stop running until I came to the end of the stories which wasn't always the case cos I would really have to stop and get ready for work but it did help quite a lot in my running.
The thing is, I've been stuffing that player in my shorts pocket and it was pretty uncomfortable having it whack against my thigh ever time I took a step and the wires also posed a little problem of flapping every which way. I thought why not go and get one of those armband strap thingies and that would solve the problem. Or so I thought.
Little did I realize that it was almost impossible finding one of those armband straps. I went to practically every mall, sports shop, computer parks, even gift shops trying to find that thing and couldn't find a single one to purchase. I even dragged wifey along with me to help me find it and we've been scouring the malls for the past week looking for it and haven't come across one at all.
We did find one or two but they were for some huge MP3 players and not at all able to fit my minuscule one, some what like the picture below.
Either I've been searching in all the wrong places or they don't have them for minuscule players like mine. I've virtually given up hope of ever finding one. I've run out of malls, at least the ones near my place that is, to search for it. If anyone knows of where I can find one, please let me know and I'll be forever grateful to you. Right now, I'm so desperate to find one that I'll buy it even if was printed with Hello Kitty motifs and came in shocking pink!