Basically work has decided to start implementing all sorts of rules recently all at once. My office has officially banned all usage of cell phones while at your desk, and has banned all headphones or wireless headsets while sitting at your desk. Since my job is sitting for long hours typing documents I use to pass the time by listening to podcasts and audiobooks on my phone but now I can’t do that, nor can I use an mp3 player since that would violate the headphones rule. Apparently somebody was using a bluetooth headset to talk on their phone all day and didn’t get any work done which is what caused this sudden series of changes.
The one work-around is they still allow you to use a radio at your desk provided it’s on low volume. So I was wondering if there are any mp3 players with built-in speakers that I can use to listen to my audiobooks. I looked online and there’s a bunch of cheap Chinese made ones but those don’t seem to support Audible at all. I also don’t want to attach separate speakers to an mp3 player as I prefer an all-in-one unit so I don’t have to charge each separately. Also can’t use bluetooth since I can’t use a phone to set it up and want something I can transport in my pockets.