Person wearing iPod spies passerby wearing iPod. Walks up to stranger, unplugs own headphone jack, motions for stranger to do same. Both plug into each other’s iPod’s and dig 30 seconds of what a total stranger is listening to. Smile, unplug, continue on with their respective days. Apparently iPod jacking is a rising meme on college campuses, small communities, etc. Or maybe not so much a meme as a two-person happening.
Tell-tale white headphone cords mean iPod users are easy to spot, and I admit to sometimes doing that “biker nod” thing back at other iPod users, but so far I haven’t jacked anyone, nor have I been jacked. But I’m open to it.
If you see me, jack me.
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9 Replies to “iPod Jack”
I ditched those uncomfortable white headphones for a pair of Etymotic ER-6s. So I guess i am not in the club. :)
The 2nd generation headphones are a lot more comfortable than the first, and the remote control is excellent. But there’s no touching the Etymotics for quality. Although, as we discussed last year, they seal out ambient sound and so are probably too dangerous for biking etc.
Truth be told, I don’t wear the Apple phones that much; I usually ride with a pair of Sony behind-head phones for the convenience — they don’t get tangled like buds do; more rough and ready. They have a volume remote, but no track skipping, of course.
I think I was actually complaining about the 2nd Generation headphones, actually. I got the 10GB iPod with the remote….
Ah, too bad. The 2nd gen phones are smaller than the 1st, supposed to have a better fit for more people.
Well, nobody else here has an iPod. I haven’t seen any other person here in India with one. Mind you, one gets that in the kind of places I work. But I was able to use it on my bus journey from Bangalore to Ooty (8 hour uncomfortable bus journey) and for the 4 hour wait at the bus station.
I knew my iPod would come in handy – much more useful than the Handspring prism I traded in to get one. I also have a marware case for the iPod – very nice.
A candid review from a once-and-future Mac user iPodding on a Windows ME machine (poor lad.)
Seems we have iJackers in the UK now. From this week’s Silicon.com weekly roundup (http://www.silicon.com/comment/0,39024711,39117126,00.htm)
I am using the sony ear buds that came with my Palm Pliot. They rock. They are so loud!