My Girlfriend and I recently started watching ‘The X-Files’ in the evenings.
It all started when my friend Kieran practically begged me to borrow his series 1 box set. He went on and on about it until I eventually acquiesced. When I was little, I was somewhat impressionable and easily upset by TV, so I only saw a handful of first-run X-Files episodes. I remember one where a guy had to eat people’s brains in order to survive, another that featured Golden Age Hollywood ghosts haunting an old film set and a bizarre black and white episode about a deformed character who was in love with Cher.
Watching it as an adult, the series is a lot of fun, not to mention massively addictive. It is easy to see how it became such a worldwide phenomenon. What’s really cool is that I’ve always tended to view movieland’s myriad FBI, CIA and secret agent characters as untrustworthy ‘spooks’ and yet The X-Files portrays them as heroes, relatable, Human and sexy. I kinda like that.
This has made me a little more interested in the idea of getting an Earpiece for Kenwood Radio. Beforehand, I can’t say I’d ever really though about it, but after blazing through series 1 of the hit 90’s show (and grabbing series 2 from CEX over the weekend), I’m a lot more interested in getting a hold of one and bumbling about in the dark in search of unexplained phenomena.
The reason I specifically suggested a Kenwood Earpiece, is actually pretty simple. The Kenwood Corporation, operating out of Tokyo, Japan, has been making quality amateur radio gear since 1946. If you’re going to get a radio, or any radio-related peripheral (try saying that one three times fast), then Kenwood is the obvious choice to go with.
Kenwood make earpieces to fit both multi-pin and 2-pin earpieces, so they’ve got pretty much all your bases covered. Plus, their reputation speaks for itself. If you happen to be involved in some ‘sensitive’ work, then a discreet radio earpiece is easier and less intrusive than lifting a chunky two-way up to your mouth and receiving a loud signal for all around you to hear.
Kenwood’s stuff is professional quality, but equally awesome if all you want to do is don a trench coat, grab a big-ass torch and disappear into the darkness in search of the unknown.
Perhaps you’ll get some messages from the spirit world, who knows? What is certain is that you’ll get a few funny looks, earpiece or no earpiece…