Comments on: TCL Labtec Stereo Headset Review

Conventional Palm PDAs have incorporated a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack ever since the days of the Tungsten T in 2002. Yet Palm’s Treo line has soldered along unchanged with its 2.5mm headset plug dating back to the earliest days of the Treo 180. Treo users desiring high-quality stereo sound are still saddled with using a bulky 2.5mm to 3.5mm headphone adapter or buying pricey, often underwhelming stereo headphone/microphone combo units. TCL has modified the original Labtec design to include a Palm MultiConnector (“Athena”) connector. Read on to hear how it does in my review.
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gmayhak @ 4/11/2007 11:53:51 PM # Q
Thanks for the neat, in depth, review Kris! I use my LabTec every day for listening to tunes.

On another subject, if you remember in the TCL review we posted, I mentioned that I hoped to see Jeff's htm type software running on a Palm, I knew it wasn't going to happen so I wrote a simulation.
Intelligent Treos ???
it's a free download.

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Amygdala @ 6/11/2007 1:21:37 AM # Q
Thank you Kris,

Could you please tell me what software your were using to capture audio on your TX?

I'm also very curious if the headphone jack in the TX is disabled while the TLC Labtec Stereo Headset is in use - or can they both be used simeltaneously?

Of course, this would permit two people to listen in at the same time - but this can also easily be accomplished with a Y- adapter). However, my real goal is to use the headphone jack in the TX for connecting an FM transmitter while the Labtech headphone mic is in use in the multi-connector. This would enable inexpensive amplified broadcasting of my voice and would have a variety of applications - from speaking at public events to attending demonstrations.

Probably the most useful for me would be telling or reading stories to my kids on long trips in our minivan. I typically sequester them to the back seat to give my wife and I some peace and quiet. But then It's hard to speak to them comfortably.

The other reason I'm interested in TCL's Stereo Headset Microphone is because I'm thinking about getting VoiceIt Technologies two products: VoiceNaveIt and VoicePlayIt to create and use a variety of dictation command shortcuts to various functions on my TX.

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