23 June, 2008

Stupid nokia n73 headphones suck

Stupid Nokia N73
I was very happy with my phone, in the beginning...

Now don't get me wrong, I'm still thrilled with the camera (although it is a bit slow compared to what I am used to), but as the handset has started to be treated in an "everyday" fashion, something important has gone wrong, embarrasingly wrong...

The headphone socket on the bottom has become (understandably) slightly worn, at the start I would be fiddling (frustratedly) for 90 seconds in order to force it's brand new plug into place, thus when it started to ease up slightly I was pleased...however (despite the fact that it's only been 4 months since I popped in it's virgin SIM) on no less than *10* occasions, the headphones have accidentally fallen out...not a problem if I'm on my own, but it *always* seems to happen when I am on a completely silent train, filled with 90 or so other tired commuters, quietly reading the evening news and patiently waiting to start their journey home...and not only that - *invariably* (when it happens) I won't be listening to Ed Alleyne-Johnson or Coldplay, it will be something hugely embarrasing like "Dizzy Rascal" (which adds a spring to my step when I'm commuting) but contains a *lot* of deeply shocking language...and of *course* the volume will be on very high (because I had to hear it over the racket on the tube)...*and* because trying to put the stupid thing back in isn't going to happen quickly (while the whole carriage stares and looks agast at the filth pouring from my main phone speaker at full blast), my only option is to try and go through the unlock and mute process as quickly as possible (again a fiddle, although one with slightly more chance of quick success than an attempt at re-attachment)...

I understand it's simple economics to put propritory connectors on electronic goods (so you are more likely to buy X branded kit) and thus it doesn't make sense to put on a tried-and-trusted standard headphone jack but why can't they at least stick on an option *not* to swap immidiately and at the same volume to the main handset speaker if an accidental detachment occurs...? No matter how careful you are it's *going* to happen from time to time...

I hate/love my mobile... >:P

4 comments:

Ys said...

aww no you're now officially one of those annoying kids who listens to their damn music too loud on the buses and trains! ;)

my headphones have never fallen out... don't mean to brag or anything hehe ;)

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

It must have an embarrassment factor detection system or something...actually it's only started happening since I started leaving my coat at home, so it's probably because it's now living in my trousers pocket...

javieth said...

I was listen music online with my headphone when I saw beautiful houses in a webside, so I understood costa rica investment opportunities is a great opportunity for me because I always wanted to live in Costa Rica a beautiful country.

desperado said...

I so very sympathize with you...
When things have to go bad, it happens in the worst way possible.
:-)