Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1870 posts

Uber Geek


#80874 5-Apr-2011 14:47
Send private message

I purchased this headset shown below:

It only works in my phone if I plug it into the big oversized adapter below: (provided with headset)

Both ends are exactly the same - this adapter obviously does something.... what's it actually doing? The headset I previously had (that i lost) had no adapter and simply plugged straight in.

Create new topic
3316 posts

Uber Geek


  #455558 5-Apr-2011 15:16
Send private message

Might be a different TRS configuration?

2488 posts

Uber Geek

  #455559 5-Apr-2011 15:21
Send private message

Looks to have an inline mic/remote. I tried an i9000t supplied headset with inline remote in an iphone today and it didn't work either. Must have a different pin configuration.


2260 posts

Uber Geek


  #455598 5-Apr-2011 16:17
Send private message

@lxsw20 Yeah that sounds about right, HTC and Apple use the same Mic in, everyone else, Sony, Nokia, Samsung have the pin in a different place....

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 


1870 posts

Uber Geek


  #455613 5-Apr-2011 17:12
Send private message

Ok, thanks for the feedback.

A bit annoying have this heavy converter hanging on the end of my phone though... oh well!

700 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #455619 5-Apr-2011 17:43
Send private message


Both ends are exactly the same - this adapter obviously does something.... what's it actually doing?

Perhaps this?

23673 posts

Uber Geek


  #455621 5-Apr-2011 18:30
Send private message

No, its just that a certain idiot fruit based phone company decided to swap the ground around to be on a ring instead of the sleeve like on everything else.

In saying that, I do recall that I had a nokia headset with even more funky wiring in the past that was not just a simple swap between the sleeve and the ring beside it like apple to most other phones need which that adapter will be doing.


Create new topic

News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32

NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00

Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34

Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.