Shure has unveiled its Music Phone Adapter, a modular accessory that converts the company’s earphones into a stereo headset, and allows iPhone users to switch between listening and communicating. The device features a low-profile VoicePort microphone tuned to enhance intelligibility regardless of background noise, a control button for answering and ending calls, and a detachable modular design. “The release of the iPhone promises to change the face of the music phone industry by getting serious music lovers to make the leap to a converged device,” said Mark Karnes, Executive Director of Marketing, Shure Incorporated. “The Shure MPA combined with our award-winning earphones provides the missing piece of the convergence puzzle: one convenient accessory that seamlessly delivers premium audio for all portable listening activities.” The Shure MPA-3c Music Phone Adapter is compatible with both the iPhone and the Motorola RAZR V3i, and will sell for $40 when it is released in August.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.