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Earplug

Deep Purple the latest rock dinosaurs roaring into town

The dinosaurs of rock continue their assault on Hong Kong. The latest charge is from heavy metal pioneers Deep Purple.

Wednesday, 13 January, 2010, 12:00am

Diary of a renovator: unplugged

Ever wonder why construction workers often seem on the verge of killing each other? In the past week I have been ready to race downstairs, hose in hand, to separate the half-naked men labouring to turn my dingy ground floor into a bright open-plan room linked to my office upstairs.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Perfect plugs a painful proposition

Product: Shure's E4c earphones Price: US$200 Pros: Rich audio quality puts rival products to shame Cons: Suction effect makes extracting the earplugs painful

The first indication that Shure's E4c sound-isolating earphones are not your average listening device is in the full page the firm's website devotes to inserting them into the ear.

20 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Lights out early for swimmers

HONG KONG'S Commonwealth Games swimmers will neither see nor hear any evil during their night-time slumbers in Victoria, Canada this August.

The six athletes have been instructed by coach Bill Sweetenham to wear blindfolds and ear plugs at night in what he feels is a crucial pre-Games acclimatisation exercise.

5 Jun 1994 - 12:00am