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Griffin SmartTalk Headphone Adapter and Control Mic For iPhone and Mobile Phones

by Griffin
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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  • Adds a microphone and an iPhone control button to your favorite earphones
  • Answer calls or send them to voicemail
  • Play, pause and skip through your tunes
  • High-sensitivity microphone for crystal-clear phone conversations
  • Cord clip keeps mic & control button within easy reach

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 2 cm ; 18 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: GC17061
  • ASIN: B001C0LBEG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Your favorite pair of earphones becomes a full-function headset for iPhone with Griffin's SmartTalk Headphone Adapter + Control & Mic for iPhone. SmartTalk combines an iPhone-compatible headphone adapter with a noise-canceling microphone and control module so you can use any earphones and retain all the functions of your iPhone. When you’re listening to your tunes, SmartTalk’s control button lets you play, pause, skip forward or backward. When you get an incoming call, the same button answers the call or lets you send it to voicemail. Do more than upgrade the headset that came with your iPhone … let your own favorite earphones work smarter with SmartTalk™ Headphone Adapter + Control & Mic for iPhone.

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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Works, but breaks. 16 Oct 2010
    + Works

    - Breaks easily within a week or two (I bought 3 and each had the same fate)
    - Hook to clip onto tie/shirt is weak.
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been nice, but breaks too easily 17 May 2010
    I have had two of these.

    The first set failed where the cable meets the 3.5mm connector after less than a month, as Griffin did not design in enough strain relief.

    The second set failed in the same way.

    The clip also broke off very quickly, probably the first or second time I caught the cable on a door handle.

    Ther product therefore gets a FAIL, which is a shame as it was otherwise a nice product.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of kit! 24 July 2010
    By S11lko
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    Wanted this so that I could use my Sennheiser Noise Cancelling headphones with my iPhone. Simple to use, pretty good build quality and so far, works just as described. As this unit has quite a long lead however, when combined with the lead connected to the headphones there IS a lot of wire hanging. To rectify this I basically 'double folded' the leads against each other with the mic and control button at about chest level, and used two little pieces of black electrician's tape to hold them in place. This shortens the wires, looks fine, and works well. Alternatively, you could just 'gather the excess wire up' in your pocket. Overall I recommend this product!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good but don't last 13 Mar 2011
    By Ed W
    I was really excited when I realised these existed as I had a pair of headphones I really liked and they do exact what they say on the tin. Simply plug your favourite headphones into the jack socket and Bob's your Uncle.

    The reason I have only given these 3 stars is that after only a few months there is copper cable showing at both the jack and microphone ends. For some reason Griffin have chosen a fabric finish for the cable which means that it 'bulges' at both ends which attracts significant wear. They haven't failed yet but it is only a matter of time.

    If you are super careful with your headphones then consider buying these. If like most people you will expose these to normal wear and tear I would look else where.
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    11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Works but too fragile - but better than others 22 April 2011
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    I'm on my third of these now, and I'll be buying more. Why keep buying them if they fail? Well, I've tried most of the other similar products that are around the same price or cheaper and this is much better - while it works. On average, the ones I've had have lasted about 6 months of use almost every day before failing where the cable joins the jack plug. I'm trying an experiment with my current one of wrapping this clearly sensitive area with duct tape while it's new to see if that extends the life any.

    When they've failed, I've looked to see about repairing them myself, but the wires used is so fine that it's proved impractical and is also no surprise why it fails so easily. This skimping in this one aspect is a pity as otherwise, it's a great product - if only it took a bit more wear...but I'd still recommend it as the best choice, just budget to replace it fairly regularly

    UPDATE: I have now ordered my 5th an 6th of these in anticipation of the 2 I have now failing so as not to be without one when they do. To clarify, I have tried 6 or 7 different makes of similar devices and won't be ordering any of the others again, even ones which still "work"
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Works great... When it works 14 Jun 2012
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    when I got it, and I got it very promptly. It worked great, did exactly what I wanted it to. Allowed me to use my sennheiser headphones with my new iPhone, without loosing the inline remote the iPhone's headphones come with. The glory day's lasted a couple of months, during which I'd have rated this product 5 stars. To my dismay however they didn't last, and sound issues started to appear regardless of the care I took of it.

    So, 2 stars because the product was great, but didn't last for me. my solution in the end was to get Bose headphones for Christmas and me no longer needing them.

    Hope that's useful
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with a Samsung Galaxy S.. 9 Dec 2011
    Just a quick comment - this item is listed on amazon as "Griffin SmartTalk Headphone Adapter and Control Mic For iPhone and Mobile Phones"

    BUT it doesn't work with the Samsung Galaxy S. I can't comment about any other Android phones or smart phones, but on the Galaxy S the sound quality is poor and quiet when listening to music through the adaptor (though improves if the button is held down?) and the signal through the mic is very poor for the person on the other end of the call.

    To be fair to the manufacturer, the packaging of the product clearly states "for iPhone" and makes no claim about other phones, but the Amazon listing that I am leaving this comment on, is misleading..
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Awesome but breaks 15 April 2011
    Bought one in October so I could use a pair of old headphones after my original Apple headphones broke. The button has just suddenly broken, so hence 2 stars as the headphone adaptor worked brilliantly for about 6 months of daily use.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good with limitations
    This is a good piece of kit which gets over the problem of not having a mic On your favourite set of headphones. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Vin
    2.0 out of 5 stars very flimsy
    broke after a month, but is not surprising as people on the web said it going to happen, looks elsewhere
    Published 4 months ago by Stas
    2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
    worked well but keep breaking
    Published 6 months ago by Imran Iqbal
    2.0 out of 5 stars Ok while it lasts
    I was using it occasionally in the winter time so i won't have to freeze my hands on long calls.
    Mic and sound quality is good but the clip is made of cheap, fragile plastic. Read more
    Published 16 months ago by Sebastian
    4.0 out of 5 stars A fine item
    This worked well and allowed the use of different headphones with my iPhone.
    Worth a try if you need an adapter
    Published 17 months ago by J. Martin
    5.0 out of 5 stars very good
    I use this item in my car everyday. The item works very well through the car audio connector. Very good value for money. Thanks
    Published 20 months ago by jyoti
    5.0 out of 5 stars Why the blatant rip-off?
    I bought one of these to go with my excellent Sony Ericsson earphones that don't come with a long cord, in January 2012 for 6.99. Read more
    Published 21 months ago by MR
    4.0 out of 5 stars Works with Samsung Galaxy S3
    I state that I have a Monster Turbine Pro Copper headphones with ControlTalk and is not compatible with the Galaxy S3 because when you answer the call with the button remains... Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Stefano Boscolo Marchi
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great when it works!
    This is the best headphone adaptor on the market, when it works, and I've tried several. It's easy to use and gives start and stop, volume control, voice control and easy call... Read more
    Published on 5 July 2012 by David
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth at all....
    The previous reviews gave me a fair idea that this product is not very sturdy one and therefore, I took a chance. Read more
    Published on 22 Jan 2012 by oops
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