iPhone 3GS & 4 Apple earbud remote issue at gym

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by djrobsd, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Had same problem with my 3GS and now iPhone 4. When I am at the gym, using the included Apple ear buds with the remote/headset on them, it appears that the remote portion is not very well sealed, and all it takes is a little bit of perspiration, and all of a sudden my iphone starts acting all crazy, the music will pause on its own, or voice dialing will suddenly come on... Once it does that, I pretty much have to unplug the headphones and let them dry off. It's very natural when you are running or doing any other exercise that the little remote for the earbuds is going to rub up against your body and collect some perspiration. I'm surprised Apple didn't account for this when engineering the headphones and properly seal the enclosure for the remote, but I realize they are free/cheap and aren't meant to hold up too well to heavy use. I guess I'll just start using my old ipod headphones with no remote on it, although it is nice to be able to answer a call if I need to while working out.
  2. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    Holy block of text! But I read it and understand what you're talking about. If you read reviews on the headphones on Apple's website, you'll see that this is a common problem.

    Also, this is a problem on the $80 in-ear version too, not just the stock "free" ones.

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