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Lawn Officer
06-05-2011, 09:06 AM
Hi guys. Thought I'd share how I listen to my music while mowing. I never liked the idea of listening to my iPod while mowing with cords dangling out of my pocket. The likelihood of the cord getting snagged on a shrub or tree limb was too great. And I never liked how earbuds felt inside hearing protection muffs either. It was too much of a cluster for my liking.

Here's a solution that combines the best of both worlds.

1). You need to purchase the Work Tunes headset. This headset has an Mp3 input complete with cord.

2). Wrap the cord tightly around the top part of the headset and fasten where necessary with twist ties (see pics).

3). You will need the iPod 6th generation Nano for this setup. This is the current version of the Nano found in stores. Hurry though, rumor is the next generation Nano will not have this clip!

4). Fasten the Nano to the headset band using the spring loaded clip found on the backside of the Nano.

5). Start mower, start nano, and get to work while singing songs!

P.S. And yes, you can still hear the mower enough to ensure its normal operation.

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flyingdutch16
06-05-2011, 09:13 AM
Thats a really good idea. Looks pretty cool to. Only concern is when your mowing around those low hanging trees sometimes the braches hit your earmuffs would that knock the ipod off?

Lawn Officer
06-05-2011, 09:19 AM
Thats a really good idea. Looks pretty cool to. Only concern is when your mowing around those low hanging trees sometimes the braches hit your earmuffs would that knock the ipod off?

I haven't had that happen yet. The spring on the Nano is really strong. You'd have a better chance of the cord being ripped out by a low hanging limb, but if you wrap the cord tightly around the headset (securing with twist ties), including where the cord plugs into the Nano, the chances of that happening are also slim. What you do have to remember though is rain. Sometimes I forget the iPod isn't water resistant, and have caught myself mowing in the rain with the iPod being exposed to water. That's not a Nano - that's a No-No! :)

ProTouch Groundscapes
06-05-2011, 09:30 AM
we also use the worktunes headsets but radio reception can be spotty at times on certain sites.

we did the same thing with the stereo input cable but to our phones, just run the cord through the inside of your shirt to keep it from dangling. Ive also used in ear headphones that seal out external noise really well instead of putting on the worktunes. Pandora radio on the phones is awesome and helps the day go by much faster. The previous gen shuffle also has the clip and looks just like your nano but without a screen and buttons for nav.

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Lawn Officer
06-05-2011, 09:34 AM
we also use the worktunes headsets Pandora radio on the phones is awesome and helps the day go by much faster.

I love Pandora radio, but isn't streaming radio all day long a load on your 3G plan? Great idea though.

ProTouch Groundscapes
06-05-2011, 09:48 AM
unlimited plan ftw!, its more of a strain on my battery life though. I have a car charger hard wired into my truck right next to my window mount for my droid, love it, I have turn by turn navigation right there. I have sync in my superduty as well and can stream pandora through the bluetooth to the trucks speakers as well.

just checked my plan online and so far for this billing cycle ive used 1500 some megs of data and my cycle ends 7/4 lol.

flyingdutch16
06-05-2011, 09:49 AM
I love Pandora radio, but isn't streaming radio all day long a load on your 3G plan? Great idea though.

Most plans these days are unlimited soo you can easily stream pandora all day. Just gotta make a charger on your mower because your phone will drain in no time :P