I wanted to update everyone on the new products being offered to all of us from David at Seidio.
I've been able to test 2 of the adapters that allow you to use a standard pair of headphones with your pearl.
The first one I tested was the retractable adapter with built in MIC. 2-IN-1 ADAPTOR (RETRACTABLE TYPE) - H2ARSOVBB8100-BK
This worked great and it overcame the obstacle with the non retractable version in that you can clip the mic to your shirt collar. The Mic did a great job of picking up just my voice. It also includes a volume wheel, which wasn't all that sensitive or it could have just been my headphones (Bose QC2). I felt even though it was a wheel it basically had 3 settings, mute, mid range and high range. The high range is what I usually used with a slight volume adjustment on the pearl itself. Overall this was a great product and worked really well.
The other nice feature on this adapter is the answer / mute button. When you are listening to music it can be used to answer the call and when you are on the call you can use it to mute the conversation. When you are not on a call it allows you to pause the music. GREAT multi-functional button.
The second adapter I was able to test was the standard audio adapter. STANDARD AUDIO ADAPTOR FOR 8100 - ADA-BB8100M35FST
For those of us that like it simple, this is the adapter for you, just plug and play. Works great, music comes in over stereo, just unplug when a call comes in to use the phone. Not much to say except simple and elegant.
Check out my original review here REVIEW: Seidio headphone adapters for BB 8100
It includes the first version of the standard adapter WHICH IS NOW WORKING as well as the non retractable mic version. Which the more that I think about it is nice b/c that multi function button really comes in handy to pause and play the music.
Hope you all enjoy.