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Usbfever Makes £8 Version of Shure MPA

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So you're sitting down with your new iPhone and I'm sure you're feeling a) pleased, b) brassic and c) tempted by Shure's latest masterstoke: the MPA. So what if you could magnify a) minimise becoming further b) while getting all the functionality of c)...
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To this end you have the ever innovative site usbfever to thank once again since it has come up with a far cheaper version of the MPA.

The 'iPhone Stereo Handsfree' cable is the slightly more literal name given to usbfever's take, but it does just the same thing: provide a seemless way to transfer from listening to music/watching videos to speaking in voice calls through an existing pair of headphones.

As such the iSH (my acronym) cable has a slim 3.5mm plug (capable of accessing the iPhone's daftly recessed socket) on one end and a mic with spring loaded clip and 3.5mm jack on the other. There are also separate volume controls and a button for answering/ending calls.

At 92cm, the iSH is probably a bit too long (especially when combined with a pair of headphones - though, notably, the MPA is too) and it doesn't come with all Shure's fancy proprietary acoustic tech but it will get the job done and at just $14.99 (less than £8) it is under one fifth of the price of the MPA. Appealing...? I'd say so.

Of course should you just want a straight iPhone earphone adaptor usbfever flogs them for just $6.99 (£3.50) a piece.

Imitation. Sometimes it really is the best form of flattery...

Update: Usbfever is running a crazy sale right now with items such as the $0.01 microSD card reader. Go check it out if you know what is good for your wallets ;)

Links:
iPhone Stereo Handsfree
iPhone earphone adaptor

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