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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

It seems to me that your best bet that will combine portability and modernity is an mp3 player. Despite the rise of the smartphone and its effects on dedicated mp3 players — the iPod peaked around ...
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What is the best way to give music as a gift?

If you really want them to remember the gift, don't send a recording. Think laterally, give tickets to a concert. Live music is always more memorable as it is an occasion, the memories will include ...
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How do I keep my keyboard pedal from running away?

Many pedals have a rubber pad underneath that's only attached by one screw, at the front of the pedal. You can rotate this pad, and it ends up underneath your heel, which prevents the pedal from ...
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What is the best way to give music as a gift?

If you're willing to burn a DVD, a flash/thumb drive could hold whatever you had in mind with room to spare for files such as relevant images and videos. To increase the personalization of the "...
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

A battery operated bluetooth speaker on the odd platform where you can't get power. Then inside, plugged in if need be, something that can play to the speaker. This could easily be a phone since it ...
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How do I live with noisy neighbors?

Let's concentrate on the music first. Humans hear sounds in 2 different ways: The air vibration (sound wave) travels into the ear channel, causes the eardrum to vibrate as well, which is then ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

I'd recommend cordless earphones with a radio antenna. If you want your own music then you would have to get cordless earphones with some storage.
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How to minimize breathing being recorded in phone?

The most available 'mics' are a pair of earbuds (like from an iPhone) that have built in mic, this can help a lot, and they are very available. You can often find a few in the junk drawer in your ...
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How to get rid of a song stuck in my head?

The only proven method I know of to get rid of an "earworm" of that sort is to hear (or sing, hum, etc.) the song all the way to the end. Once that's done, your mind will be able to let go of it and ...
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How to deal with neighbors/street cars playing loud music?

When my daughter and her boyfriend were at college and trying to study in the evenings, they had loud music from the next door house. They solved the problem by recording the music for as long as it ...
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How do I keep my keyboard pedal from running away?

Glue the "hook" side of some industrial hook-and-loop (Velcro or generic) to the bottom of the pedal. It'll be locked in place on carpet of any sort, but even on vinyl as in your photo, wood, or tile,...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

What I do is, keep my phone on air plane mode so I can listen to songs saved. It is as good as keeping your phone at home(no notifications). Or if you need to connect to internet for Spotify, you can ...
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How do I keep my keyboard pedal from running away?

I use a small section of non-slip drawer liner under my sewing machine peddle. It works great to keep the peddle in place. As a bonus, it's not typically adhesive on either side, so it can easily be ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

I've bought "Mighty" player for my daughter a couple of months ago. It is quite small and claims to repel water. But this is meant to be used with Spotify so not sure if it fits your purpose. It has ...
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How to stop earbuds from getting stuck in ears?

Here's an earbuds tip tip. It happens that if the earbuds tips are too narrow, they will go too deeply into your ear canal. Everyone's ears are as different as you are genetically. Mine went in so ...
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

Simple sound hack: For a few dollars ($25 - $30) buy a battery-operated voice recorder (new or used) for the task. They will operate for a while with new batteries and are completely self-contained. ...
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

This suggestion is seriously on the DIY side of things, but has quite a bit of practicality to it. The typical microwave oven with a turntable within will have a motor that operates at six revolutions ...
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

First I thought of using a smartphone app like "Metronome Beats" that I found on my phone. But loosing a phone might be too expensive. The app allows a minimum of one click per minute when ...
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How to minimize breathing being recorded in phone?

Set the phone to video mode, start recording and prop it on the desk pointing towards you. Most phones have a dedicated mic for video recordings that is optimized for recording audio from the ...
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What is the best way to give music as a gift?

It's clear you've put some thought into your quest. With the exclusions you've listed, consider that you can create a YouTube playlist configured as unlisted. This still allows you to provide a link ...
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How do I live with noisy neighbors?

Given that the sound is pounding through the concrete, there's no good-enough solution to dampening the sound (even if you use a sleep-box). The neighbours don't give a damn and neither do the police, ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

So currently there is a lot of runner watches that can store and play music using bluetooth headhphones. I know at least two such watches. Garmin Vivoactive Music and TomTom Runner Cardio+Music. ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

There are headphones that include a small memory. It's only a simple cable that goes behind your neck. You can download some music there and won't be bothered with lots of cables or having to carry ...
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How do I keep my keyboard pedal from running away?

In this setup, the pedal is attached to one end of a gaming mouse pad (basically an extra large mouse pad) using sticky back velcro. The pedal won't move away from your foot because your foot also is ...
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How do I keep my keyboard pedal from running away?

BluTack(TM) maybe your answer, if you are on a vinyl or wooden floor. Other brands of Tacky putty are available. Try 'procure' some from the back of posters in schools / offices. Just place some ...
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How do I keep my keyboard pedal from running away?

You could fashion a "leash" for it by taping, tying or gluing twine or kite string to it. At the other end of the "leash", tie a loop that's a little bigger than the leg of the chair / bench you sit ...
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