iPod Hacked my Shuffle to use with AirPods

mdwsta4

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Since purchasing AirPods, I really wanted to use them as a cordless workout solution that was not my phone. I also have zero interest in purchasing an Apple Watch. At first I purchased a 7th gen Nano for $75 thinking it'd work since it has bluetooth, but like many other threads stated, the volume would not go above a whisper.

Then I started to look for bluetooth transmitter/receivers to attach to my shuffle. $15 later... I can now use my Shuffle and AirPods. The solution may not be the prettiest, but it works great! Used electrical tape to connect the two pieces and it's basically like two Shuffles are taped together. Clip still functions so I can clip it anywhere and be on my way. May look for an even shorter cable with L ends, but for the time being this is fine.

If anyone else is interested in doing the same, here's the part: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YCWEBSY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Has anyone else done the same or something similar? More elegant solution?





 
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mdwsta4

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Yep, easy to pair. Just have to hold down the button on the back of the AirPods.
 

bingeciren

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How is the sound quality? I have a similar small BT adapter and the sound coming out of it is clearly inferior compared to the source.
 

SierraNevada

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Now that's a great idea...I have been sadly disappointed that my 7G Nano can't really be used due to the volume issue. I prefer keeping my music off my phone, plus it's so light weight. I'm sure I can use this transmitter with my Nano and get around the volume issue. One more gizmo, but it's still much more portable than a phone...
 

noemmelkonyan

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Since purchasing AirPods, I really wanted to use them as a cordless workout solution that was not my phone. I also have zero interest in purchasing an Apple Watch. At first I purchased a 7th gen Nano for $75 thinking it'd work since it has bluetooth, but like many other threads stated, the volume would not go above a whisper.

Then I started to look for bluetooth transmitter/receivers to attach to my shuffle. $15 later... I can now use my Shuffle and AirPods. The solution may not be the prettiest, but it works great! Used electrical tape to connect the two pieces and it's basically like two Shuffles are taped together. Clip still functions so I can clip it anywhere and be on my way. May look for an even shorter cable with L ends, but for the time being this is fine.

If anyone else is interested in doing the same, here's the part: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YCWEBSY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Has anyone else done the same or something similar? More elegant solution?






hi, so i bought an iPod shuffle 4 and I bought the jetech! and I don't have the AirPods yet , but I tried it on my Sony xd10 , DOES not CONNECT :(((( r u sure It will connect with AirPods ?
 

mdwsta4

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hi, so i bought an iPod shuffle 4 and I bought the jetech! and I don't have the AirPods yet , but I tried it on my Sony xd10 , DOES not CONNECT :(((( r u sure It will connect with AirPods ?
You're asking about two products I don't have. I'm using a 3rd gen shuffle with air pods and everything works fine as I initially posted about. I can't comment on the adapter working with any other generation of ipod or any other brand of headphones.
 
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