iPod ShufflePhones: DIY All-In-One Headphones

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The iPod shuffle is so damn small it lends itself to customized applications, and Adam Zhang proves that by clipping the tiny player onto a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-F55 headphones. Adam admits that he's "sort of" a do-it-yourselfer, but he didn't need to tap into that vast skillset to dress a few cables and come up with this all-in-one design.

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Clever mod, and the shuffle's clamp-on versatility isn't lost, either. Adam can simply unclamp the pint-sized player from his headphones and use it with its included earbuds, too. Sure, those Audio-Technica phones probably sound great, but even the stock buds from Apple are sounding better than they used to. Check out more pics of Adam's result:

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By the way, the shuffle is an excellent player, a tremendous value for $80 with its great sound, 1GB storage capacity and micro-size. And yes, I bought it myself—it wasn't a freebie from the Cupertino Fruit Company.

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ShufflePhone - DIY using your iPod Shuffle II and headphone [Adam Zhang's Personal Blog]

DISCUSSION

So if he wants to change tracks, pause, adjust volume he has to reach up and poke at his head? He's going to look like a retarded chimpanzee.

Neat way to wrap the whole thing up, could be nice for listening to long podcasts, but I'd rather keep it in my pocket where I can reach/see the controls. The cord isn't that big a nuisance.