Way back in the second season of The Office (otherwise known as the Best Season Ever, way before marriages and babies and the heinous invasion that was Will Ferrell), there was a scene between Jim and Pam that I’ll never forget. Capping off an impromptu dinner date of sandwiches on the company’s roof, watching Dwight and Kevin set off fireworks, Jim lent Pam one of his earbuds and they self-consciously swayed together to the strains of the Travis tune “Sing”. It was perfection in its awkwardness, and ever after, the idea of sharing earbuds with someone seemed like an utterly romantic notion.
But let’s be real here: earbuds can be all kinds of funky (and I don’t mean in the “get down wit yo bad self” way), so it’s often one instance where sharing is decidedly not caring. But all hope is not lost! Instead, get your randomly romantic groove on with the Robot Headphone Splitter Jack key chain.
Plug the little guy’s noggin into your iPod’s headphone jack (the device works with any music player/phone that has a standard 3.5mm jack), then plug two individual sets of headphones into its eye sockets. And before you can say “easy peasy, fresh n’ freezy”, you’ll be sharing your playlist with your favorite partner in crime – or swaying, as the case may be. Grilled cheese sandwiches and multiple seasons worth of sexual tension not included.