If you own a Tungsten C, you probably have the same complaint as many other TC users…”WHY doesn’t it have a stereo output?” As sad as it may be, Palm thought it would be a good idea to put a mono output onto a feature packed top-notch device like the Tungsten C. It is the equivalent of using Windows ME for an operating system on one of Dell’s XPS 600′s.
However, our friends at Pocket PC Techs have come out with a wonderful way of correcting this glaring issue. There have been other solutions, but none have been quite as well done as the product coming from Pocket PC Techs. Its a mouthful but it is called…Tungsten C 3.5mm Split-Mono Headphone Adapter with Built-In Mic & Answer Button!
Basically, it plugs into the mono Tungsten C outlet and splits the audio to allow for mono audio through both ears which sounds very good in my opinion. To top it all off, they added a built-in mic in the middle of the cord which works very well also.
The built-in mic is made for recording audio between 1-2 feet away from its source. I have tested in at even longer distances and the recording is very clear and well done. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of this product and its mic capabilities. It even has an “answer button” which activates Palm’s voice recording application and is very useful.
If you have a Tungsten C and have yet to solve your “mono problem” then you should give this product a try. It is a very simple fix, but, in my opinion, it is the best solution for enhancing your Tungsten C’s audio and recording capabilities.