1. alokeprasad's Avatar
    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).

    Thanks.
    Aloke
    08-16-2009 05:31 PM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    Apple offers a higher end pair that will work with the 3gs but not sure about the sweat proof prob. They're $79. Look em up maybe they'll work for you.
    08-16-2009 06:13 PM
  3. alokeprasad's Avatar
    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.
    08-16-2009 07:21 PM
  4. jamesus's Avatar
    I say take the headphones to an Apple store. They will more likely than not replace them for no cost.
    08-17-2009 06:10 PM
  5. FreeLunch's Avatar
    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.
    08-17-2009 08:39 PM
  6. alokeprasad's Avatar
    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.
    I read it on a BBS (Googled it). Any information from Klipsch will be more reliable. They don't mention this feature on their web site, though.
    08-17-2009 10:02 PM
  7. FreeLunch's Avatar
    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!
    08-18-2009 02:23 PM
  8. alokeprasad's Avatar
    They are not sweat-proof. And the buds don't stay in my ears.
    08-30-2009 06:17 AM
  9. smileyboy's Avatar
    I love my Apple in-ear buds. I workout with them all the time.....

    How much do u sweat?
    08-31-2009 12:43 AM
  10. alokeprasad's Avatar
    I love my Apple in-ear buds. I workout with them all the time.....

    How much do u sweat?
    Buckets. On the exercise bike.
    I ruined 3 Motorola S9 and one Apple buds (the remote control got shorted .. Apple replaced it under warranty).

    Even the "in ear canal" Apple product won't do me any good because the remote control on these are not sweat-proof.
    08-31-2009 05:31 AM
  11. smileyboy's Avatar
    WOWO you killed the S9's too!!?

    I also do biking 2x a week and sweat a ton. Mine still work.

    Dude..... see a doctor.

    Just kidding. I'm out of answers
    08-31-2009 08:00 AM
  12. ar1es99's Avatar
    new product to protect your iphone remote/mic from sweat and other moisture. no more running to Apple store after every workout to replace your headphone! Check it Out! i-Sweat protector on ebay

    Search "i-sweat" iphone protector on ebay!

    I made this product for myself after not finding any solutions online! i test my different ideas before find this solution. now i can jog, spin and even sit in the steam room with no problems!
    09-03-2009 11:20 PM
  13. mark54000's Avatar
    Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic they offer pro audio performance and impressive sound isolation, and convenient buttons let you adjust the volume, control music and video playback and even answer or end calls on your i Phone3gs
    09-10-2009 05:12 PM
  14. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Yeah, but those are not sweat-proof. The remote control on those will short out as easily as those in the Apple ear-bud with Remote and Mic.
    09-11-2009 05:57 AM
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