One of the most annoying aspects of air travel is just how loud everything seems to be, especially when you’re trying to sleep. There’s the quiet but insistent hum of the aircraft, which becomes a rumble the further you are from the cockpit. Then there are people talking, laughing, babies crying, cold blasts of air, and the sharp thuds of washroom doors. Technology can help you shut off some of this noise.
Google Daydream view
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There’s nothing like a good new VR headset to make you forget the snoring sounds around you. Daydream has a soft fabric, is lightweight and designed to fit comfortably over most eyeglasses. There’s a remote with buttons including a trackpad to control and interact the VR apps. All you have to do is place your smartphone into the strap and choose a 360-degree app. The Play Store for VR offers YouTube 360, Google Play movies, Netflix VR, and more. Currently, the headset is compatible with Google Pixel, Moto Z, Axon 7, Asus Zenfone AR and Huawei Mate 9 Pro. If you own a Samsung Galaxy, choose Samsung Gear ($88, plus shipping), which works better for Facebook 360-degree videos and has a side panel and focus adjustment. Don’t forget to plug in the phone, though, for this will drain the battery.
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Don’t like sleeping with bulky noise-cancelling headphones? Opt for SleepPhones. These super-thin, high-quality speakers come inside a soft, cosy headband so the earphones don’t dig into your head as you sleep. Play some white noise or your favourite music. They come in both wired and wireless versions.
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