Time to Ditch the Headphone Jack for Something Better

Headphone jacks have often been the bane of my existence.  If you work in radio, you’ll know how often the plug shorts out, rendering your headphones useless.  If you use ‘phones for portable devices wtih the little 1/8 plugs, you’re aware of how often that thing is the failure point.  

And even if your plugs are in working order, the constant stress of plugging and and unplugging causes havoc on the plug itself.  That can fail, too, rendering your device almost completely useless.

Time to find something better than the male-female plug-to-jack relationship.  Phase ’em out.  And here’s a great place to start.

(Via FastCoLabs)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Time to Ditch the Headphone Jack for Something Better

  • October 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I don't believe it! I thought of this 3 years ago… I really need to start patenting my ideas. This is not the first time I have thought of an idea only to be made years later by someone else.


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