Last-Minute Apple Leaks: Lightning Connectors, Earpod Headphones and 2…

9to5mac is reporting some last-minute leaks ahead of the Apple event later today. Chief amongst them are that the iPod's new connection will be named "Lightning"—presumably to complement Thunderbolt—and a reaffirmation that the company will launch a new set of headphones to be known as "Earpods". » 9/12/12 3:46am 9/12/12 3:46am

Is Apple Using a New Headphone Jack for iPad 2?

Kevin Fox, lead designer at Mozilla Labs, thinks the iPad 2 is using pogo pins instead of the more traditional switch contacts. They've actually filed patents for the pogo pin style headphone jack (which is smaller) before and have been interested in re-making the headphone jack entirely. The difference is super… » 3/12/11 4:00pm 3/12/11 4:00pm

Handset Adapter Lets You Use Your Own Headphones

Most cell phones now come with media playback features, but designers still seem to think that a wide range of proprietary headphone connections makes more sense than using a standard 3.5mm jack. This colorful invention gets around this problem, converting various manufacturers' connections to a standard headphone… » 8/31/07 5:52am 8/31/07 5:52am

Arriva iPod Shuffle Headphones Make us Laugh, Cry a Little

Could these possibly be the worst headphones ever made for the iPod shuffle? Yes, yes they could. Instead of making them something a normal person would wear, Arriva's gone and made them "wireless," in the sense that they have a built-in iPod shuffle dock and hangs the player off the back of your head. Sure, it's… » 7/20/07 6:10pm 7/20/07 6:10pm