Mic Earphones Compatible With 1st Gen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by HappyDude20, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I have a first gen iPod touch and am wondering if the new apple earphones, the one with the mic would work before commuting to a purchase.

    If not, what is an alternative?
     
  2. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    No, There is no extra data band in the headphone jack of the iPod touch 1st gen. :)
     
  3. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    You would be able to listen to music with it like normal. But the mic and the remote control features would not work.
     
  4. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    damn really felt like I couldvebtaken advantage of some good recording apps. Mainly recording class lectures.

    Any alternatives?
     
  5. YodaEXE macrumors member

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    Buy a pocket sized recording device? That's pretty much your only choice, as the 1st gen touch has no mic nor support for one.
     
  6. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    The 1st Gen actually does have mic support through the dock connector, but there are no commercially available compatible microphones. People have made their own to use with jailbreak VOIP apps. No idea how well it would work as an 'area mic' for picking up lectures, etc.
     
  7. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    Get a 2nd gen?
     
  8. A N G E L macrumors member

    A N G E L

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    If you're gonna be recording lectures, you're better off buying an actual voice recorder. They have better quality in the end, which is what you'll need to be giving out your lectures =]
     

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