Modern smartphones only have a few buttons, which by default are stuck performing one or two actions. The pull down shortcut menu in Android devices is a great way to access some of the most toggled settings, but you might have other apps or actions that you want to activate quickly.
If you’re an audiophile, then you’re probably not too thrilled with the audio output from most smartphones. This gadget kicks things it up a notch by transforming your phone into a mobile hi-fi system.
The cords on headphones and earbuds tend to break, especially if you use yours everyday – so I’ve become accustomed to buying new ones pretty frequently. These from RHA are a welcome surprise, as they have a durable cord design and I wasn’t expecting this kind of sound quality for such a modestly-priced pair.
For some reason, in Japan it’s become a popular pastime to stick odd little doo-dads into the empty headphone jack on smartphones and media players. While the utility of these things is somewhat questionable, there’s no argument that they’re fun little embellishments for your gadgets.
I go through a couple of pairs of earbuds every month because of the careless way I handle them, letting them get all tangled, and sometimes damaging the wiring inside. I’m not, in any way, proud of that, although I figured it was worth mentioning since I think I’ve found the solution to my earphone woes: the Sinch.
If you’ve got money to burn and don’t mind making your iPhone quite a bit thicker, then check out the V-Moda VAMP Case for the iPhone 4/4S. The case converts digital sound to analog for a hi-fi listening experience.
While I have some large headphones at home, I always carry earbuds with me because they are just so small and convenient. This new earbud adapter is supposed to expand the usefulness of earbuds, allowing them to become headphones.
Sennheiser makes some really good audio products, and they’ve just upped the ante with some top of the line earbuds and an accompanying amplifier. If you’ve got deep pockets and audio quality is important to you, then these might be worth your attention.
Oh, Japan. Not only can we count on you to innovate, but to constantly keep us amused with strange and silly gadgets. The latest in a long line of wacky Japanese goods has to be these headphone plugs designed to keep crap from falling into your headphone jacks.
What to do with your earphones when you’re not using them seems to be a problem that’s still in search of a good solution. Sure there are cases and gadgets which let you wrap them around your mobile gadget, but they still take up space, and make it difficult to cram your phone or media player into your pocket, and they still often end up a tangled mess when you undo them.
If you’re like me, you probably already hang your headphones from your monitor when you’re not using them. I broke my nice headphones a while ago, so I’m not too worried about the ones that I’m using now.
For a good few decades, the sole purpose of the headphone jack on our Walkmans, Zunes, and iPods was so that we had a place to plug in our headphones to enjoy sounds and audio on a more personal level.
I’m not a developer of accessories or gear for iOS devices, but I would have to imagine that much of the cost to develop the accessories would have to be the fees associated with Apple certification and the plugs and such you need to work with the docking connector.
Sure, headphone splitters are nothing new, but how many toy keychain headphone splitter robots that you decapitate and stab in the eyes to use have you seen? Did you even understand that previous sentence? I didn’t.
Whoever designed Splitterbot has some wicked, Brando-style imagination.
The 21st century hates wires. We have Wi-Fi, we have wireless video game controllers, even wireless external hard drives. Callpod joins in the war against wireless with their Bluetooth device called Drone.
Andres from anything but iPod has a good explanation of the Drone’s functionality.
Ever get your headset wires snagged on your clothes or your bag while you’re on the move? Here’s a fun way to keep your cord from getting tangled as you saunter down the street to the sounds of your iPod.
This wouldn’t be the first time that I’ve seen a cord wrap for headphone wires, but this little guy is definitely my favorite.
There’s just something about these ninja bunny rabbit dudes that makes me smile every time I look at them.
These pint-sized, cable holding guys come to us courtesy of Korea’s J’Story (also featured this morning for their wonderful, whimsical organizer tabs).
Unfortunately, these cable manager ninja bunnies are only available in Korea at this point.