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Old 05-29-2006, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a set of Plantronics headphones that I use with my laptop. The headphones have 2 lines - a microphone line and a speaker line.

Cell phone headsets combine the microphone and speaker functions into 1 line. Is there an adapter that would allow me to use the headphones with my Blackberry? Of course, this solution is only feasible for in-home use, as I don't plan on walking around outside with a huge set of headphones.
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Check radioshack...They have all kinds of adapters...
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The folks at Radioshack had never heard of an adapter that would do what I am proposing.
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The folks at Radioshack had never heard of an adapter that would do what I am proposing.
No offence to the people at Radioshack/Circuitcity, but they suck major ballsack. They only have the super popular electronic doodads, and they charge well over market price for them.

Here in downtown Toronto we have a store called Active Surplus. You can pick up anything electronic there. Diodes, LED's, RCA cables, SVideo cables, any adaptor under the sun you could think about.

Check a place like this first.
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Generally the people at Radio Shack do suck, but you can usually get what you need there, and if not you can get stuff to make it work

Radio Shack doesn't have the single adapter you are looking for, but you could purchase several adapters to make it work. I would advise against that though.
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Milkman, somehow your post didn't show in full, so I'll repost it below:
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Generally the people at Radio Shack do suck, but you can usually get what you need there.

Radio Shack doesn't make what you are asking for exactly, but if you order catalog # 274-375 (Not sure if this link will work but http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ntPage=family), you can use that. There is only one problem. With that adapter, only one speaker on your headset will work. If you wanted both headset speakers to work, you would have to get an additional adapter that would convert a mono output to stereo.

Also, one more thing to note. If you decide to go this route, you will need to experiment to find out which plug is Mic and which is speaker.
Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
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Yeah, my post didn't show in full because I realized you would need an additional adapter in addition to the one I mentioned

You will need a Male 2.5mm (stereo) to Female 1/8" adapter to fit inside the Blackberry.

Like I said, you can make this work through Radio Shack, but you will have to purchase several different adapters.
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just my two cents....why not just buy headphones for your blackberry? that seems to be MUCH less hassle
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just my two cents....why not just buy headphones for your blackberry? that seems to be MUCH less hassle
Too many headsets already. 2 sets of stereo headsets, 1 pc headset (includes mic), 2 wired mobile headsets (the standard ear bud variety), 1 bluetooth headset. Would rather see if an adapter or two would allow me to use existing equipment.
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