This post is sponsored by 3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Hearing Protector
We shared some office progress a couple weeks ago, but every day, we work on it a little more. Hang lights! Hang a picture. Hang a TV. Load up the storage. Rearrange the storage. We’re getting hardwood floors put in here over the next couple weeks, so everything will get emptied out for that, so we haven’t added too much yet. We spend so much time in here for work and our family has been in here together after work because it’s kind of the only room that isn’t torn apart. And even though we’re moved out for now, our office is still in operation for the time being. We’ve been making conscious efforts to keep it a peaceful place, even with construction going on right through the wall — and we even found a solution for that that we keep stored in a basket for easy access.
Every once in a while, we get introduced to a product that we love so passionately, we wonder how we ever lived without it before. Such is the story of our relationship with 3M™ WorkTunes™Connect Hearing Protector. We’ve put them on gift guides unsolicited because they are that good. So we thought it was only right to do a dedicated post with them just to make sure no one misses the memo: THESE HEARING PROTECTORS ARE AMAZING
It’s no secret that living and working in a construction zone brings with it a lot of noise. Our lives changed when we started using this product. For starters, the hearing protection helps to reduce exposure to hazardous noise such as hammering or power tools. Just as you would wear safety glasses or other safety protection, these sound levels can damage your hearing, so it’s important to wear the proper ear protection. Anytime anyone (or everyone!) in the office wants to escape for a minute, we’re able to drown out the sounds of jackhammers (or movies, or talking!) and actually focus on the blog we’re writing or the emails we’re answering.
And get this (because it’s actually my favorite part) — they aren’t just passive earmuffs, they have Bluetooth wireless technology that lets us seamlessly stream our playlists and podcasts from our phones (and any other Bluetooth-enabled device). The high-fidelity speakers provide premium sound quality — so they sound good and help protect your hearing! I like to listen to Instrumental Study music when I’m deep in work mode and now I can do that without forcing anyone else to. Win, win (win)
They also have an integrated microphone which lets us make and take phone calls without removing the hearing protection. (We can actually hear who’s on the other line! No more: “Sorry… hang on…”). My phone rings, my headphones are on and Cathy on the other end of the call has no idea there’s 5 guys with nail guns 15 feet away from me.
Finally, they’re lightweight, so our ears and heads never hurt from extended wear. There’s a built-in rechargeable battery (and a charging cord included, of course), and the headband is flexible and even has cutouts for when we’re wearing hats. Chris is already fantasizing about his long winter of clearing snow, and that has maybe never happened before.
Despite what’s happening all around us, we’ve been striving to keep our office and whole house a refuge of sorts and it has been such a game-changer. The 3M™ WorkTunes™ have brought us peace, productivity, and protection. We’re in love and just want everyone to know it.