An ode to big tech cos putting earbuds in smartwatches and other weird crap
If you’ve been keeping up with the tech world, you’ve no doubt noticed the recent trend of companies putting earbuds in smartwatches and other wearable devices. While some might see this as a strange and unnecessary addition, I see it as a sign of the times – a sign that we are living in an increasingly connected world where our technology is becoming more and more intertwined with our everyday lives.
While I don’t think that earbuds in smartwatches are necessarily a bad thing, I do think that they are indicative of a larger problem in the tech industry – a problem of companies trying to cram too much functionality into one device. We’ve seen this before with smartphones that try to do everything from take pictures to play music to browse the web. And while there are some devices that do all of these things relatively well, most of them end up being mediocre at best.
The same is true of earbuds in smartwatches. While there are some benefits to having them, such as the ability to make hands-free calls, they also come with a number of drawbacks. For one, they are often uncomfortable to wear and can cause irritation. Additionally, they can be difficult to keep in place, especially if you are moving around a lot.
Ultimately, I think that earbuds in smartwatches are more trouble than they’re worth. They are a distracting and unnecessary addition that add little to the overall experience. I would much rather see companies focus on making one device that does one thing well, rather than try to cram too much into one.