For one reason or another I am always attracted to Russian Doll designs on products. I have some lovely Russian Doll Wooden Santa Clauses for Christmas, I have a gorgeous Russian Doll sewing kit and when I saw these Babushka Ear Buds on a shopping wish list blog - I knew I had to have them. I bought them from Amazon for £10 including postage and they arrived 2 days later, well packaged and in a sealed plastic, prettily decorated box.
As well as the ear buds you receive two sets of soft silicone tips - the standard size for adults and the smaller size for children. Personally for me, I needed to use the smaller size (despite being a fully grown adult!), but I have pretty small ears! The wire is long enough to put your mp3 device in your pocket and have the ear buds in your ears with plenty spare; about the same length as Apple Earphones, the wire is also the same colour creamy white.
The ear buds fit any mp3 device, including all Apple products - they fit a standard 3.5mm headphone socket; I've tried other non Apple branded headphones in my iPod and they have given poor sound quality - echoing or feedback. These ear buds didn't, the sound quality is perfect through them and because of the silicone tips, it cancels out background noise too which is something that Apple earphones do not do.
The main thing that attracted me though to these ear buds was the design. They have a tiny intricately detailed Babushka Russian Doll on each ear bud. Each doll has a red body with pink rosy cheeks, little pink and red flowers and cute cupids bow lips. They are around ¾ inch tall and ¼ inch wide. When you have them in your ears they are very noticeable! They are really solid and durable too; there's no danger of them breaking if you shove them in your handbag to roll around like I do!
I think these are very much like marmite. You either love them or hate them. I got them to jazz up my iPod and make it a little different from the 'norm'; it was an attempt to customise it I guess! I love them for their appearance and sound quality, also the value for money. But I have had mixed feedback - some people absolutely hate them!
If you decide to customise your iPod with some ear buds you can buy them from Amazon from DCI electronics. As well as the Russian dolls / Babushka you can also get different designs - thanks for reading!