I've go the older version of these headphones-
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Notice the bit of elastic that clutches the cable a few inches from
the earpiece and puts the strain on the elastic instead of the wire
when I catch the cable on something. The 3rd [customer] photo
shows it well and calls it a lanyard.
I broke mine & want to replace it but don't know what to search for--
or if 'm just going to have to make my own. Anyone know another term
than 'shock absorber' or 'lanyard' -- neither seems to be leading me
I didn't think it was really a big deal when it broke-- but I've
yanked the cord out of my MP3 player a couple times a day since I
broke it and can't remember ever doing that before. So it must give
me just enough warning to stop before I pull things apart.
Not as cheap as these 2 Philips headphones I've got.<g> They were
free. And they are the first set that actually works for me-- they
have good enough sound, stay on my head, don't hurt my ears, and are
light enough that I don't remember they are still wrapped around my
neck where they store nicely so I can carry on a conversation. Oh-
and they aren't the noise canceling ones so I can pay attention to
surroundings while still listening to my mp3s.
We've got a couple wireless sets in the house. They are both noise
canceling so don't fit my MO that well- but I've tried them. PITA-
both of them. The headset is heavy because it is complicated and
battery operated. The 'sender' is a pita floppy thing that I have
more trouble taming than I do the cable for my wired set. [If I just
set it down, I wander out of the room, lose my song and can't find the
player to restart it. That really happened to me.<g>]
Plus I've always got to remember to be charging the sender on one and
replacing batteries for the other.
Trust me-- I'm not a Luddite- but on this one I just want to improve
what I've got.
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