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Reading the enthusiastic and uncritical description of the UE Wonderboom
(Shopper 354), I had the idle thought I often have when confronted with portable speaker reviews: isn’t it time for an SNP index for these products?
No, not the Scottish National Party – Selfish Noise Pollution. You could rate them on how effective they were at driving innocent young families from the beach or your neighbour from her peaceful sunbathing.
How about a closing sentence such as: “Yeah, some weirdos may want peace and quiet, but you can soon put a stop to that with the Goliath Noise Blaster. Ruin their day the Noise Blaster way!” When will magazines such as yours realise there are millions of people in this country who resent having their lives intruded on in this thoughtless and hateful fashion? In the same issue you give a warning about using illegal add-ons with Kodi. In this case, why can’t you say: “Remember: please don’t use these speakers in circumstances that would spoil someone else’s day”? James Gourley