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Old 03-18-2010, 06:00 PM
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Default Exercise, Just Don't Sweat

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.thewrap.com/blog-entry/sweaty-ipod-user-sues-apple-15192' target='_blank'>http://www.thewrap.com/blog-entry/s...ues-apple-15192</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Here's an attack on Apple not likely to have Steve Jobs in a flop sweat: In a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday, a Manhattan Beach, Calif., man claims that his iPod shuffle is defective because while working out, his perspiration traveled down the earphone cord, shutting it down."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1268782001.usr105634.jpg" /></p><p>He also states employees at the Apple Store where he purchased the iPod Shuffle told him it was <em>"ok to exercise just don't sweat." </em>Seems reasonable right? Can't wait to see what the judge says about this one.&nbsp;</p>
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:17 PM
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I have a pair of the inline control earbuds that I use with my Nano when I run, almost every day. Including in the pouring rain. I have had no problems with them, at all. I think that this guy is incredibly unlucky or he does something to the buds that destroys them (yanks them out by the cord, etc.)
 
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:50 AM
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i have the same problem....my earbuds would turn up to max volume about halfway through each workout. Had to buy a Scoshee adapter to use the new shuffle.....
 
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:42 PM
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I'm not sure what this guy was expecting - I mean, most MP3 players aren't waterproof. This is one of the reasons it's best to use a cheap MP3 player at the gym, it's going to get beat up.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:17 PM
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I'm not sure what this guy was expecting - I mean, most MP3 players aren't waterproof. This is one of the reasons it's best to use a cheap MP3 player at the gym, it's going to get beat up.
It's not the player he is complaining about, it's the cord. There is a multifunction control inline in Apple headphones, that can provide control and also has the mic for iPhone use. I can see how water/sweat could run down the cord and get into this little goober. I really would think they would be pretty well sealed though as they are intended to be outside. I wouldn't know as I don't use my Apple earbuds. Dont find them very comfortable.
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