Alternatives to the headphones with mic and remote?
I shorted out the the mic+remote clicker of the headphones that came with my iPhone 3GS during a sweaty workout. Should have read all the reports on the 'net of people having this problem :-(
Are there any other products with mic and controller (compatible with the iPhone 3GS) that have a moisture/sweat-proof construction, for both the earpieces and the controller?
An alternative to the ear-bud design will be an added plus (the buds don't stay in my ear very well, especially during workouts).
- 08-16-2009, 05:13 PM #2
I bet those "in-ear" ones from Apple have the same (fragile) controller piece as the the stock ear-bud ones. Besides, I don't like the ear-canal type either. The "loop-over each ear" is my favorite type.
The ONLY other product certified to work with the 3GS (full functionality of mic and remote) is "Klipsch Image S4i In-Ear Headphones with Apple In-Line Microphone And Remote System" which is not cheap ($100) and not sweat-proof.
I hope some of the "sports" headsets will eventually add the mic+controller soon.
- 08-17-2009, 05:10 PM #4
- 08-17-2009, 07:39 PM #5iPhone Nanite
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aprasad - how do you know the klipsch are not sweat proof? I canned them and the guy said they were sweatproof. He could be wrong.
I did return the headphones at the apple store and I just started a test where I put syran wrap/tape around the remote. We'll see if it works.
- 08-18-2009, 01:23 PM #7iPhone Nanite
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Well i don't think a lot of headphones advertise themselves as being sweatproof, with the exception of certain sports headphones. However, a lot of them do work under sweaty conditions.
I guess we won't know until someone does it and posts it or we try it for ourself!
- 08-30-2009, 11:43 PM #9
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- 09-03-2009, 10:20 PM #12iPhone Nanite
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- 09-10-2009, 04:12 PM #13