Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The iPhone Jack Connector

Reading from all the people who are complaining that their current headphones can't be used on the iPhone I though that the iPhone would come with a 2.5 mm jack connector. That connector is smaller that the more usual 3.5 mm jack connector that is used on most headphones, and it is often used on smart phones, including Treos and some Nokia phones. I owned a Nokia E62 that comes with a 2.5 mm, and finding 2.5 mm headphones or a 3.5 to 2.5 mm adapters has been notably hard.

But the iPhone has a 3.5 mm connector. However, normal headphones won't fit that connector, not because this is some time of special 3.5 mm connector, but because the opening on the iPhone is not large enough. How stupid is that? Fortunately you can easily get around this. Don't get one of those ridiculous Belkin adapter. Instead just cut a little bit of plastic off the end of your jack connectors. I did that on a couple of headphones and it works like a charm!

6 comments:

Queen Cleo said...

great to know...if only I owned a Swiss knife.

Alessandro Vernet said...

If you don't own a Swiss Army knife, there is really nothing that I can do for you. Just rush to the nearest store and get one! ;)

Alex

franco said...

Excellent, thank you so much, It's works fine for me

Richard said...

I couldn't figure out why my adapter wouldn't work. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Awsome... you just saved me about $50

Hator said...

Thank you soo much. I was wondering why mi adapter didn't work [thank you from perĂº! =D]