Last month a shorter 0.5 Thunderbolt cable was released. In fact Apple made some minor updates in its accessories department. Now the company offers an even shorter 0.5 meter Lightning to USB cable for $19, which is still the same price as the normal 1.0 meter cable. Here there question arises: why you should pay the same amount of money for less cable, but there you go.
As for in-ear headphones, they have also been updated, but not in the way you would think. The remote/mic has been slightly redesigned to match the look of the EarPods. Apple’s in-ear headphones haven’t received a major update since 2008. They sell online for $79 with free shipping.
Apple introduced the iPhone 5 along with a newly redesigned set of headphones, called the EarPods. What is wonderful about the EarPods is that a single headphone perfectly fits any shape of ears like being particularly designed for it. Moreover, besides being very comfortable, the EarPods also deliver high-quality sound with optimized acoustics.
The details of the headphones’ design are thoroughly reasoned in order to work in harmony one with another. For example, the acoustic chamber features two airing gaps that offers greater and low frequency sound.
See the entire technology of the EarPods explained in the following video.
Sportsband combines in an attractive way the retro ages with the modern ones, adding a bit of the 80’s style to the sleek finish of the most powerful Bluetooth headphones. Let the clear, deep resonance of the music and the smooth bass flood your ears without getting interrupted by annoying wires. The quality of the sound offered by Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones SB2 is similar to the music performance offered by a CD.
The headphones are comfortable and lightweight and offer a perfect fit. The overhead band is thin and flexible while the underside band has a thin rubber layer. Your ears are protected by two retro earpads. Sporsband offers a range of 9 color combinations. Once connected to your iDevice, you can control the music and the volume and take calls.
The 9 hours battery life lets you experience the high quality music on Bluetooth headphones. Sportsband SB2 from JayBird can be purchased for $99 and for an additional price of $50 each, iPhone and iPod can choose also an apt-X device and an iSport one for enriched bass quality.
This Plugication jailbreak is made especially for music junkies offering a higher level of comfort when listening to music. Once you plugged the headphones into your iOS device, it automatically resumes your music, so you won’t have to open the Music app and resume it manually.
After installation, you just have to enable the tweak from the Settings option and afterwards, every time you connect the headphones, music will automatically start playing.
It’s pretty simple, but let’s see it in action on this video from iDownloadBlog:
The tweak is free and available for download within Cydia through ModMyi repository.
As the name suggests, the headset is perfectly suited for all sort of physical activity, having a special around-the-ear design which provides a good fix. It also has dust, rain and shock protection and they are ultra-light weight. So, you can exercise, listen to music and, if needed, even take a call while everything is nice and comfortable.
The earpiece has featured buttons to play, pause, forward and backward which provides access to these functions without using the iPhone. It fits many different shapes of ears, having multiple ear attachments of different sizes and the earpieces made by flexible silicone.
- Play music and take calls, skip tracks and adjust volume from headset
- Secure and comfortable fit during workouts
- US Military Grade rain, dust and shock protection
- Powerful bass sound and built-in FM Radio
- Offers up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 3 hours music time
- Works with Apple, Android, Blackberry and standard phones or music devices
- For optimal performance outdoors, place mobile device in right armband
Very good sound quality, bass system and phone conversion is easily understandable. The battery lasts 3 hours of music and 4 and half of talk time, according to Jabra producer.
You can get them directly from Jabra website for $99.99.
Sources: modmyi, Jabra