When Your iPhone’s Mute Switch Doesn’t Actually Mute Everything, There’s the Mutator

I didn’t know that..

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Recall the shock, heartbreak and the wholesale loss of your faith in humanity when you found out that the mute switch on the side of your iPhone didn’t actually completely mute all of the sounds to come out of your iPhone.

What if I told you that inserting a pair of headphones into your iPhone’s headphone jack and then cutting off the earbuds would actually mute almost all of the sounds to come out of your iPhone? And then what if I told you that instead of carrying around a janky, snipped pair of headphones all day, you could use something far more elegant?

The Mutator aims to be that far more elegant something. It’s basically an inexpensive pyramid-shaped nubbin that you keep plugged into your iPhone’s headphone jack at all times. Twist the pyramid in one direction, and almost all sounds are muted; twist it in another direction, and…

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