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This idea is for a music player, like the iPod, with two (or more)
headset jacks so you and your buddy can listen to the cool new song
you donwloaded together without having to share a headset and
out on half the experience. This would ideally be expanded to
phones with full-featured
players, too. A neat extension
be the ability to select and play different songs through each
The coolest use I can see for that part would be streaming movies,
be able to play it with different languages in each headset. Great for
college and highschool students who are studying foreign
iPod headphone splitter
Macally PodDuo Headphone Splitter for iPod [swimswim, Nov 13 2009]
||A jack can be split (see link), but the simultaneous play-back of two+ different songs/movies is new.
||Thanks for the link to the splitter, Swim! I wasn't aware of those.
My only question is, do those reduce the volume in each
headphone? As to my idea about playing different music through
each jack, I think it could be done with the same technology that
allows multiple apps to run simultaneously.
||I'm going to guess that it reduces the volume, because it's powering more speaker per unit of electricity, just as if it were to be powering larger speakers.
||I've used splitters before, and have never noticed a reduction in volume.
||Well that's good to know. I may have to hunt one down until this gets Baked. What about the second part? Ever seen or heard of that being Baked? If so, I am totally going to be all over it!
BTW, BiPodding is the verb to use when sharing a pair of stereo headphones between 2 - as in "Ow, I really like that track...give us a listen... can we bipod?"