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    Using regular headphones with 8100

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    Anyone know if it is possible to use regular headphones; for example noise cancelling phones on the 8100? Seems to only work with the single ear headset included with the phone.

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    Regular headphones have a larger size jack than the headset jack on the 8100. Also, even if you get an adapter that fits the 8100, there may be differences between the signal lines. The 8100 has three signal lines (two stereo and one for the microphone), whereas a regular set of headphones only has two signal lines.

    In conclusion, this may take a bit of trial-and-error on your part to figure out the setup you want. No easy answers on this one yet. There are some solutions like the following, but it may not be what you're looking for:

    http://www.plantronics.com/north_ame...9/prod29800007

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    Seidio has several solutions that work great for the Pearl.

    Sorry, I'm a stack 1 loser so I can't post URLs.

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    Quote Originally Posted by billybish
    Seidio has several solutions that work great for the Pearl.

    Sorry, I'm a stack 1 loser so I can't post URLs.
    Thanks for posting.

    http://www.seidioonline.com/index.as...dphones&Page=1

    http://www.seidioonline.com/

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    By the way, I think one would have to contact the sellers of those headphone/headset combo devices to make sure it will work with the Pearl.

    This is because those headphones/headsets have certain features [such as when a call comes in, the music stops and you can hear the phone ring].

    Maybe the Pearl uses some standard interface at the jack and the processor board, but maybe not. So I would e-mail the manufacturer of the device and ask before buying "Will this work with the BB 8100?"

    http://www.seidioonline.com/index.as...tion=CONTACTUS

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    The plantronics ones work. I bought 'em today and it's awesome. The SDA headset's only do one ear though. This thing plays stereo, don't worry guys!

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    What is the purpose of the hole located in the bottom of the phone???

    I'm referring to the hole located on the same side as the volume control. I tried plugging in a music headset and it doesn't work. I looked in the manual too and it doesn't describe it's purpose... Does anyone know?

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    Good question, I asked it myself once. It's for a lanyard (goes through that corner). Only very special headphones will work in those holes!

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    Are you talking about the proximity sensor hole on the very bottom left?

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    I'm talking about the largest hole on the device on the opposite end of the volume control. It's on the bottom of the phone if you are holding it with the keypad toward you, it's on the right bottom. You can't miss it.

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    Quote Originally Posted by vidals
    I'm talking about the largest hole on the device on the opposite end of the volume control. It's on the bottom of the phone if you are holding it with the keypad toward you, it's on the right bottom. You can't miss it.
    Try this simple test designed at TheBigNewt Blackberry testing laboratories: take a piece of string and poke it into the hole. If you see it come out the hole on the back at the same level then it's for a lanyard, not headphones. The headphones go in the round hole upper left.
    BB Pearl, Seidio rubberized case.

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

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    Ok feeling very stupid now that I see the hole in full daylight. It is for the lanyard string to loop through!

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    Re: Using regular headphones with 8100

    This should be in the Useful section.

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    That's a lint hole.

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