Foam covers for earphone buds

Discussion in 'iPod' started by PixelSmith, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. PixelSmith macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Probably a dumb question but here goes: Does anyone know where you can acquire the little foam covers that fit over the iPod headphone buds? I can't find anywhere that sells them separately to the earphones themselves and I don't really need new headphones, just some new covers... cause mine are ahem, very manky.

    Thanks in advance,

    Pixel
     
  2. Bali Cockfight macrumors regular

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    They sell them in the apple store. They're $6 a pair, I think. After I found out about the price, I decided to go bareback on my earbuds.
     
  3. Heath macrumors regular

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    Another possible solution

    You can wash them if they aren't to the point of having holes etc.
    Just a dab of dishsoap, wet them and rub between your fingers for a bit, rinse and ta-done!
    I would prefer that to shelling out $6 I think.
     
  4. Bali Cockfight macrumors regular

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    Mine have BIG holes. :mad:
     
  5. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

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    I might have some extras that I could drop in the mail for you. I'll check when I get home from work. PM me and we'll work out the details.
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    I think they go for more than $6, but you get 5 pairs or so, different colors.
     
  7. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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  8. psychofreak Retired

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    Who says that PixelSmith is a man?
     
  9. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    radio shack carries just the covers- also, many authorized resellers- (not Apple Stores) sell them. I know my local mac shop does.

    Did you do an online search...here

    I am sure the headphones are not worth much- but there are covers for 1.49.
    and here

    This thread says they are around a buck at Radio Shack! Thread
     
  10. PixelSmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, my first post in ages on this forum and an overwhelming response. On some other forums I use (for subject areas other than Mac) I would have had this sort of query ousted by the moderators as unworthy.

    ...why on earth didn't I think of washing them? I must be low on lateral thinking lately. I appreaciate the alternative options served up by the rest of you guys - I will keep them in mind for when the covers really do develop holes;)

    Just hope it doesn't look like I'm in position to wash the dishes, may conjure up some false expectations.

    Thanks!

    Pixel
     
  11. appleman123 macrumors newbie

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    I have some extra pairs that i could let go for about $2 a pair shipped and im sure if you posted this in the market pl;ace you would get a lot of freedback! Let me know if you want it, not trying to make any money, just trying to cover my costs and shipping and help someone out!

     

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