Hi all, not too long ago I mentioned some ear-buds which attached to the outside of your ear so that they didn't fall off, and so they didn't obscure ambiant sounds. I haven't yet had a chance to try those, because of an order mix-up from Sendero. I'm now ordering from Amazon, since I don't like what Sendero is selling, and I'll let you know when I've tried them. in any case, below is an email about a similar idea, except here it's a single ear-phone hanging over just one ear. the price is meant to be $9.95 (there's a typo in the post), and so if you would never want to listen to music, the below C-Crane earphone might be even better than the ear-buds (which are called AirDrives Fit) for not obscuring ambiant sounds. I've been making a home-made version of this, by cutting one earphone speaker off of a cheap set of radio shack earphones, for years; but this isn't any more expensive, and it sounds like a better design than mine! Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) > -----Original Message----- > From: gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael May > Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 2:55 PM > To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [gps-talkusers] CCrane Over the Earphones > > Further to Jim's mention of these earphones, we bought one to try. > Turns out I have another version which is used in conjunction with > our FM training radios. > > Your earlobe fits through a stiff plastic loop with the wire poking > out the back. They stay on your ear pretty securely. The ear piece is > much bigger than an ear bud. It is about an inch around and rests > over your ear. It would definitely obscure outside sound. > > The sound is a bit hollow like listening through a pipe but not > objectionable for audio and the price at $995 is quite good. It is > just one ear piece. > > Mike > At 08:48 PM 12/8/2009, you wrote: > > Well, an earphone. Since there has been some discussion about > > earphones here I thought I would share this. I just got an > > over-the-earphone from C Crane Company that works very well with > > the voicenote and also the VR Stream. It's on their website under > > radio accessories and is called over the ear headphone > speaker. Cost is $9.95 > >I tried to paste the link in below but it doesn't show up as a link. > >Over The Ear Headphone Speaker > >$9.95. The thing is, it has a stereo 1/8 inch plug on it. Earlier > >models had a mono 1/8 inch plug so when you plugged it in to a > >stereo plug such as those on the braillenote or VR Stream, you > >could hear a noticeable drop in the volume level. This always > >bothered me for that reason and for the fact that a mono plug in > >effect shorts out one channel from a stereo audio source. . > >Anyway just wanted to pass this along. The device hangs losely over > >either ear, and, while I wouldn't advise wearing it while walking, > >it does not interfere too much with your hearing. It is quite > >loud with the braillenote and VR Stream. I know this list is not > >directly connected with the Humanware site but feel free to post > >there if you want. > >Best regards, Jim > > > Michael G. May > > CEO Sendero Group > > Featuring Sendero GPS on 4 platforms, BrailleNotes, Sense Nav for > Braille Sense products, Mobile Geo on Windows phones and StreetTalk > VIP for the Pac Mate. Distributing Trekker Breeze and Wayfinder for > Symbian phones. Also distributing Victor Stream, KNFB Mobile Reader, > Talks, Mobile Speak, Tiger embossers, Miniguide and ID Mate > > Crashing Through, a book about Mike May, by Robert Kurson, available > at http://www.CrashingThrough.com > > MikeMay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > http://www.SenderoGroup.com > > 1-888-757-6810, Fax (530) 757-6830, Mobile (530) 304-0007 > Sendero Group, LLC > 429 F Street, Davis, CA 95616, USA > > > To change your email settings (unsubscribe, digest only, or > vacation mode): > http://senderogroup.com/email.htm > > Additionally, to unsubscribe send an email to > gps-talkusers-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject. > Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.