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Thanks to reader auzas and Darin who convinced me that the iPhone 3G headphone does work with the S5, I decided to give it another go.
I just discovered I had a faulty microphone headphone on the iPhone which explained my failed attempts several weeks back – luckily I had another spare which I borrowed from a workmate and tried it out just now. Success!
If you’re going to go out and purchase a iPhone 3G (or similar) headset, make sure you check that the headphone a 3 black, white or colored rings on the connector.
Reader Darin explains..
I’ve seen other sites post that the 3.5″ headset jack is a TRRS jack, opposed to a TRS jack, and is capable to receive microphone input.
TRS = Tip, Ring, Sleeve
TRRS = Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve (You’ll see three black/coloured rings on the connector, as opposed to 2 rings for speakers)
The second ring connection is available for a microphone connection on the headset. I’m told that the iPhone supports this same thing, so an iPhone capable headset should work for you here.
Once you plug in the headset, the RealTek Audio Manager app will pop up.
For me, I left the headphone as ticked.
Reader auzas suggested putting the Microphone to maximum (via Volume Control ) as the mic may not be sensitive.
I then tested via skype and all works well.
My iPhone headset is a good backup to my Sony BT headset (this is working fine) in case it runs out of battery during a long skype call..:)
Thanks once again to our readers auzas and Darin for their helpful comments!
- full screen keys are big and ideal for thumb typing.
- The keys are in bold making it much more
- visible on the small 4.8″ screen of the S5
- By default, it comes with an audible albeit at times annoying click sound when keys are depressed but this can be configured to be switched off. I like having the “click” that tells you that you have correctly pressed a key and each key stays highlighted so you know which key was previously pressed.
- When using the backspace key , the opaque keyboard becomes translucent so you’re able to see your screen through the keyboard.
- It’s free!
Two can play at that game! The LG P100 is a passive touch screen but has awesome palm (hand) rejection technology. I can lay my hand across the whole screen like it’s a piece of paper or pad and it doesn’t affect the inking at all. J’s inking on the S5 actually reminded me of the experience on the HTC Shift if you were lazy and laid a hand on the screen and I successfully inked on it all the time, so it’s possible. I think perhaps the S5 is hampered also by the small screen size.