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Old December 23rd, 2012, 03:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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NOCS, Klipsch, Philips, Jays, NoiseHush all have these.
NOCS seems to be unique in offering a 3-button, like what apple has, but specifically for Android.

Here is the NOCS NS200H:

And with their own Noc Remote Control App available at Google Play

Anybody else have thoughts on this?

Any other and/or best 3-button or other hardware controller for wired headphone andor earbuds, inline mic?

fyi: The NOCS is $69, and the very email responsive customer representative said they are no longer making it, and only have a few left. So I got one.

Hrrumph. It seems like there is some unmet demand for and frustration for this, and with all the look-alike earbuds and headphones, one might hope that somebody -- hint, hint -- would do 3-button control as their unique special thing.

P.S. and by the way:

1. No, Apple does not have a patent on this. They have their own specific implementation (in the wiring and software), that makes their 3-button not compatible with Android. But it can be done for Android, as proven by the the several DIY versions I have seen online, and also the NOCS per above.

2. One real difficulty is that the Android anything goes no standardization environment, means that different manufacturers and different models of Android phones and tablets have different controller specs. Player App only partially overcomes this.
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