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Humidifiers are the new must-have iPod accessory

Written by Duncan under Humidifiers | 1 Comment ""


Apple has recently posted a support document on their website encouraging people to use portable humidifiers to avoid the risk of receiving static charges when using an iPod with headphones.

They say, “It’s possible to receive a small and quick electrical (static) shock from your earbuds while listening to iPod or iPhone.” And go on to recommend, “raising the moisture level in the air of the local environment by using a portable humidifier” as “Very low humidity (dry) environments are conducive for static buildup.”

Other things they say you can do to avoid a shocking experience whilst iPodding indoors include using an anti-static spray on the air and using hand lotion (on our hands or our ears?) or wearing natural fibres instead of synthetic. When you go out and about they recommend keeping your device in a bag or case and avoiding rubbing it on materials by not taking it out of your pockets frequently.

anti-static_heel_strapIt’s lovely to know that the nice people at Apple are thinking of us.

If none of the fixes above work, you could try some of this fancy anti-static footwear . Not sure if the straps will be long enough to stretch to your iPod though.


One Response to “Humidifiers are the new must-have iPod accessory”

  1. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are. Have you tried the ipad? you can get one free at

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