2.5mm or 3.5mm

Lasse Poulsen admin at silenzio.dk
Fri May 30 23:02:56 CEST 2008

On Fri, 30 May 2008 13:31:10 -0400
"Dylan Semler" <dylan.semler at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 2:18 AM, Joerg Reisenweber
> <joerg at openmoko.org> wrote:
> > Hi community!
> > A short poll: on a future GTA0x (>2), would you prefer to have
> > A) "standard" 2.5mm headset (mic+phones) connector, where you have
> > to buy a cheap adapter if you want to use your "old" headphones,
> > (the way like it's for GTA01/02)
> > or
> > B) classic 3.5mm headphones "Walkman(R)" connector, where you have
> > to DIY an
> > adapter for any standard cellphone headset? (or does anybody know
> > of 3.5mm headSET standards or adapters?)
> >
> >
> Would it be possible to fabricate a small, conductive 1 mm thick
> sleeve that could fit flush(ly) within a 3.5 mm jack to convert it to
> a 2.5 mm jack?  Do such things exist?  This could potentially make
> everybody happy.

Shouldn't be impossible to make a »sleeve« like that, but i don't think
it exists. Neither does a 3.5mm jack to 2.5mm plug seem to exists, even
less imaginable is it that it would support 4 conductors (stereo +
mic). But as soon as it is reasonable to mass produce them some company
will. And in the meantime i am certain that there is some one in you
local OMG/LUG/UUG that have at least basic soldering skills.

The parts needed cost ca. 4-6€ in Denmark at the local RadioShack
(Brink Elektronik or what ever your local eletronics store is called!)

- Lasse

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