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Use Your Earbud’s Media Controls on Your Laptop With This Useful Dongle

[David] sends in his very properly designed “Thumpware Media Controller” that shall we your cell phone headphones regulate the media playback in your PC.

We notice that some PCs have fortify for the additional pins on cell phone earbuds, however a minimum of a few of us have skilled the disappointment (then again small) of habitually achieving as much as contact the media controls on our earbuds most effective to listen to the forlorn click on of an inactive-button. This solves that, assuming you’re nonetheless maintaining on to these 3.5mm headphones, a minimum of.

The media controls are intercepted through a PIC16 and a small board splits and translates the alerts right into a male 3.5mm and a USB port. What in reality inspired us is the professional-looking design and enclosure. A large number of care used to be taken to devise out the wiring, meeting, and pressure reduction. Overall it’s a excitement to take a look at.

All the information are to be had, so with just a little of soldering, hacking, and cautious sanding any individual may put in combination a qualified searching dongle for their very own set-up.