Protect the headphone jack on your Clip+

If your headphone has a long straight plug, then I suggest that it not be plugged directly into the player, but instead in a Y cable or cable with a volume control that has a right angle plug, with the right angle plug being plugged into the player. Having a long straight plug sticking out of the player may put plenty of force on the player’s headphone jack if it is pressed against.

Message Edited by JK98 on 09-13-2009 08:30 PM

You also could get an L-shaped adapter at an electronics store (e.g. Radio Shack), if it’s a concern for you.

An L shaped adapter doesn’t have the same effect as a cable though, since with the L shaped adapter if you press against the long straight headphone plug it could still damage the player’s jack. Having a right angle plug, then a cable, then a jack for the straight plug gets the long straight headphone plug out of the way so it doesn’t damage the player’s jack.

I am suggesting the use of something like this if your headphone has a long straight plug.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2404397

Message Edited by JK98 on 09-13-2009 10:46 PM

There also is a detachable adapter out there where, when pressure is applied, it detaches, avoiding possible damage.  Can’t recall the name of it. 

What you are describing is Replug. It is a bit expensive though($11) and received mediocre reviews. The Y cable is typically $3 or less, and has the advantage of providing a second function, which is allowing a second pair of headphones to be connected.

Others like to use a volume control cable with a right angle plug, such as this.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102975

Yep, that was it.  Here’s a positive review at the anythingbutipod.com site.  When it first came out, I remember thinking a bit about the price and, more, the not small nature of it.

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2009/05/replug-headphone-adapter-review.php

Replug looks like it was intended for computers hooked up to external speakers, and not really for mp3 players.