It’s the annual Christmas dilemma. What do you get for that sullen teen who seems to have their face permanently welded to a tablet or phone screen, to the extent that their verbal communication is now restricted to a basic system of grunts and whines?
For grannies, it’s simple. You knit them a lovely jumper with a smiling snowman motif and cackle quietly at their festive humiliation. For the rest of us, unwilling to stump up what they really want, hard cash, it can be a headache.
At least it was. This Big Deal solves the problem in a surprisingly elegant fashion. Monster iBeats earphones offer a cool, technological solution, emblazoned with the all important Dr Dre logo.
Watch their spotty little face briefly signal grudging approval on Christmas morning.
Take your pick of black or white Monster iBeats earphones by Dr Dre, offered by Minterr, a one-stop destination for fashion and technology. These distinctive in-ear headphones deliver great sound quality, with crisp high frequencies and excellent bass response, at its best when used for listening to modern pop, rock and hip-hop.
You might like to casually inform the lucky recipient that Dr Dre was one of the most influential figures in 21st-century hip-hop, working with such luminaries as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamarr.
You might, but you’d be wasting your time. To a generation of teens, Dre is just the coolest word in earphones.
The proud new owner of these Monster iBeats is going to be the envy of all their, er, ‘homies’, ‘crew’, ‘posse’ or whatever they call themselves. And, come to think of it their siblings and cousins.
Not a problem. Why stop at one set when it’s possible to solve all your teen pressie issues in one fell swoop on the purchase button, and save in the process? You can redeem up to three vouchers with a single delivery charge and orders over £50 come with free delivery.
The bonus is that you don’t have to head out to those horrendous shopping malls and trawl through a massive rack of earphones to find what you need. Just click, sit back and wait for the post.
What the reviews say
The trade press has been very positive about the Monster iBeats from Dr Dre, with the earphones highly rated for sound, comfort, noise isolation, design and durability.
‘For smooth, bassy sounds, they’re ace,’ What Hi-Fi wrote.
PC Mag’s review said: ‘iBeats are solid, and well worth your consideration if you’re looking for enhanced low-end response in an iPhone-focused earphone pair.’
A must-have for Christmas 2015, the Monster iBeats by Dr Dre are guaranteed to cheer up even the moodiest teen. And if some thoughtless relative buys them the new Adele album, well at least their new earphones mean they can keep it to themselves.