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Sony Ericsson Develops Contact Headphones 173

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the sounds-like-another-point-of-failure dept.
TechnologyResource writes "Sony Ericsson has just introduced the MH907 headphones. The headphones will pause or play your music based on contact; eliminating the use of a pause or stop button. Removing one ear bud will pause the music. Removing both ear buds will stop the music. Both ear buds have to be in your ear to play the music. According to Sony Ericsson, this will allow you to 'play your music and answer phone calls just by inserting the buds into your ear or taking them out.'"
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Sony Ericsson Develops Contact Headphones

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  • weak sauce. (Score:5, Informative)

    by superdana (1211758) on Monday September 21, 2009 @03:37PM (#29495361)
    The MH907 is only compatible with Sony Ericsson's own Fast Port-equipped phones -- Fast Port is SE's proprietary connector on the bottom of its phones.

    Fail.
  • Re:weak sauce. (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 21, 2009 @03:58PM (#29495641)
    As an aside, I'm not sure about iPods, but the Zune will automatically pause music if the headphones have been removed. You could make an analogue to this technology by implementing something similar to that in an ordinary mp3/cd player and having a cutoff switch for the circuit in the ear piece (or on the cord, or wherever), and just trip it when appropriate. Resuming play automatically would be a trick, but then again, honestly how lazy are we?

    iPods have been doing this since long before the first Zune even came out.
  • Re:Van Gogh. . . (Score:4, Informative)

    by SoupGuru (723634) on Monday September 21, 2009 @04:58PM (#29496477)
    I thought we were discussing how you should not buy these if they don't meet all your needs...

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