The Apple iPhone, which doubles as an iPod, provides people with a convenient way to listen to music on the go. Whether you're in the car, working out or at the office, you can rock out to your favorite tunes on your iPhone. However, as any avid iPhone listener knows, the static shocks administered by the device's earbuds can be very annoying -- and, in some cases, quite painful. So, if you've suffered one static shock too many, here are a few simple measures you can take to protect your ears.
Avoid storing your iPhone and earbuds in your pocket. Frequently taking them in and out of your pocket has been known to cause static charges. By the same token, clothing crafted from synthetic fibers has a tendency to accumulate static.
Carry your iPhone in a small cloth pouch. Before placing the device in the pouch, make sure to vigorously rub the pouch with a sheet of anti-static fabric softener to proactively combat static accumulation.
Avoid jogging with your iPhone. The constant motion created by jogging is one of the most notorious causes of static. If you insist on jogging with the device, make a point of avoiding windy conditions, as this type of weather is synonymous with static accumulation.
Keep your skin moisturized. Handling an iPhone and earbuds with dry skin is liable to cause static discharges, so if your skin has a tendency to dry out, make sure to moisturize with hand lotion before using your iPhone.
Spray any areas in which you frequently use your iPhone with anti-static spray. Before firing up your iPhone in a dry room, spray a conservative amount of anti-static spray into the air to decrease your chances of suffering a static shock. This is particularly important during the winter months.
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