Avoid Breaking The Earphone Jack

July 13th, 2017

I’ve had several earphone pair’s over the years. While not super expensive, some considerably more pricey than the ones typically included with phones. At first I just plugged them in, and put my phone on my pocket, and went with it. This caused a lot of strain on the jack. I cannot remember how long it took before I was left with only once of two channels working (only audio on one side). I could “fix” it, if I held the cable in a specific position.

Later I went on to buying cheaper ones, but still with the isolating silicon. Got a 3-pack. Having music is really important to me. Not necessarily as a “I don’t want to talk to anyone” thing, but more as a thing that just makes me happy.

Later on I got a maybe $45 SoundMAGIC earphones. Being very careful, it has lasted a while now (6+ months).

However, I recently got a ridiculously simple idea. Using a $1-ish 3.5 jack extender (10cm), that will be what breaks when the time comes. They are cheap, and small. You can easily carry a backup. It’s also small enough to fit in most containers.