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Apple want you to change your clothes and stop dragging your feet!

Gabriella Davis  20 May 2009 13:29:29
In a support technote on Apple's website they report on the problem of users getting static shocks from their earbuds.  Apparently if a static charge builds up on your iPod or iPhone and you then plug in the earbuds you can get shocked.  The technote contains great advice for minimising that risk including:
  • Try wearing different clothes. Try clothes with natural fibers since synthetic fibers are more likely to hold a static charge.
  • Try raising the moisture level in the air of the local environment by using a portable humidifier or adjusting the humidity control on your air conditioner.
  • Avoid removing your device from your pockets frequently as rubbing the device on certain materials can cause a static build up.

So that's no wearing cheap clothes and absolutely no needlessly rubbing your iPod on 'certain materials'.  OK they don't mention dragging your feet but you know who you are and what you're doing!

A full list of preventative measures here
Comments

1John Vaughan  20/05/2009 15:03:21  Apple want you to change your clothes and stop dragging your feet!

hilarious!

now where was that store with all the hemp clothing... hmm.

2Mary Beth Raven  21/05/2009 03:56:51  Apple want you to change your clothes and stop dragging your feet!

... and the only reason that don't advocate just being naked is... then where would you put your ipod???