New headphones for the HTC HD2 underlines its media player ambitions


Mobiletechworld have uncovered a new headset from HTC’s accessories page which finally brings media playback control to the HTC HD2.  HTC has previously offered a dongle which did the job, but this was rather unwieldy. The new headphone appear rather sleek and pretty unobtrusive.


Keep your HD2 in your pocket with the HTC RC E160 Music Remote Control. The Music Remote Control lets you easily answer and make calls and play back your music by simply pressing a button. Clip the stylish Remote Control to your clothing and you have music playback and phone controls at your fingertips. Also, with the built-in FM antenna giving a signal boost, listening to FM radio stations is crystal clear (see note below).

Key Features
– The RC E160 includes 3.5mm stereo earphones or use your own!
– Voice dial support
– Last number redial support
– Volume buttons
    – Music control buttons
    – Play/Pause button
    – Forward/Backward buttons for music playback or FM channel selection
– Phone buttons
    – Send button to answer calls, call waiting switch or redial last number
    – End button to end a call or use voice dial
    – Mute button to silence ringtone when an incoming call comes or mute the microphone during an ongoing call
– Hold switch to lock/unlock the remote control
– Two colours: Black or white
Note: Only applies to devices with integrated FM Radio function

Technical Details

  • Support FM antenna function (it’s compatible with HTC devices which have FM radio function)
  • 3 switch buttons for listening to miusic and answering calls
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Built-in Microphone featured noise reduction

At this point we do not know if this headset will be included in the box or not, but if not it appears to be one of those must buy purchases.

The headset, which comes in black and white, sells for £12.99 at Expansys.