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Replug prevents damage to headphone, audio jacks

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2007
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Replug LLC has introduced Replug, a new audio accessory that aims to protect any standard 3.5mm audio jack from undue strain. Replug attaches to the end of any headphone, earphone, or other audio cable, and then to the headphone jack of the device, such as an iPod, speaker system, or laptop computer. When too much strain is applied to the cord, Replug separates from its tip, saving the iPod (or other device’s) headphone jack. Replug will be available in both black and white and will sell for $18. Pre-orders are being accepted now; Replug is expected to ship on November 1.

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1

That is a really good idea.

If it was a bit smaller I’d probably get one… it looks fine for a laptop but looks kind of awkward on an iPod.

The price isn’t bad though. Considering I’ve gone through about 3 or 4 pairs of earbuds this year the price is justified raspberry

Posted by Josh on October 9, 2007 at 6:54 AM (PDT)

2

That is one of the most practical and overdue innovations I’ve ever seen.

I wonder if that nub will fit into an iPhone’s recessed jack.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on October 9, 2007 at 7:47 AM (PDT)

3

Sadly, it is too late for the six Walkmen and three Discmen I bricked back in the 90s…

Posted by dasmb on October 9, 2007 at 8:20 AM (PDT)

4

it’s like a mag-safe adapter for headphones. brilliant!!

Posted by jgo on October 9, 2007 at 12:08 PM (PDT)

5

Apple oughtta put a MagSafe-like adapter in all iPods for headphones.  They could include an adapter to fit over the 1/8” plug to allow any headphones to use the new jack.  (Runs to patent office…)

Posted by Galley on October 9, 2007 at 12:55 PM (PDT)

6

doesn’t look like it fits the iPhone

Posted by eggplant on October 9, 2007 at 5:33 PM (PDT)

7

$18, though? WTH? That can’t cost more than $4, and shouldn’t retail over $10.

Posted by Semantics on October 9, 2007 at 7:59 PM (PDT)

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