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> CE-RH1 earphone remote control, Are these any good?
post Nov 10 2004, 01:46 AM
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@pelrun: Does this mean you've made your own? I have all the components but am lacking something small enough to put everything in (switches are a bit of an issue too - they tend to be rather bulky). I'd be interested to know what you used (assuming you did make one).

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post Nov 10 2004, 02:56 AM
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I was lucky with the switches; they are small boardmount illuminated switches about 0.3" square. Got the very last six of them in my local electronics store.

The casing was a small cheapo flashlight that came with a retractable dogleash thing my sister bought for a couple of bucks. It was rectangular, and the battery compartment (which normally houses 2 AAA cells) was juuuust large enough to cram a piece of stripboard with the six switches and all the resistors mounted on it.

It was also bright red, but I can't be fussy when I'm channelling MacGyver smile.gif

Everything was mounted above the board - only the LED wires and the switch grounds were actually soldered through the holes. Messy, but it wouldn't have fit any other way.

I'm not sure I could make the thing any smaller, but it's still too big and gawky (and bright red) to be in-line with the headphone lead. I have it on it's own lead, with a jack down at the Z end to plug the headphones into.

Right now I'm considering a different approach to get the size down - I'm going to use the stripboard directly, with either some conductive rubber buttons pulled from an old tv remote to make the connections between tracks, or a thin shim and some plasticised foil (*cough*potato chip packet*cough*) for a really low-profile solution. That would probably come out very tiny indeed.
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post Nov 11 2004, 04:03 PM
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I'm looking at the SL6000, and it seems to have three poles as well as ground when I look into the socket. Does anyone know if there will be something like this for the SL6000?
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post Nov 11 2004, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE(vanstrien @ Nov 9 2004, 04:08 PM)
I'm not sure why ev1l said they are an ergonomics nightmare, because the remove isn't all that different from what I've seen on other devices. Again, I'm pretty happy that my Z is so great.

Both the wire and the jack on the remote should be on the same side (the underside), but they aren't. If you are using a decent pair of cans with a thicker wire, you'll have that wire sticking out of your pockets, and unclipping the remote all the time.
Annother example of bad design is the clip and button placement. The stop button is exactly where you'd put your finger when undoing the clip, so you usually end up pressing it when putting on/removing the remote.
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