Mysterious … when Friek and I first noticed these earphones in our prototype packages for the community meetups, we didn’t know what to make of these either. In my package they didn’t have the blue Fairphone paper wrapped around them. And shop.fairphone.com still states that the box comes without earphones.
But on a second thought, I remember now that I was told the two prototypes were from a “french sample batch”, so maybe it’s indeed something for the French market. And in fact SOSH’s website small print indicates that the phone comes with earphones (“Kit Oreillette Stéréo”)
Oh, last but not least: Congratulations! I hope you’ll be happy with your new Fairphone
Hmmm … the metal piece is in all the pictures on the website, though, and then there are the earplugs. Could they be selling an early test batch which was found to be 100% allright? Would explain how Sosh and Orange have stock already when nobody else does.
Maybe, but I think is to avoid damaging the device… You don’t actually need the metallic piece to remove the modules, a simple nail is enough… BTW it was hard to remove the screen, I was afraid to damage it, but I somehow managed with my nails to separate it from the surrounding module… Remounting it was easy but I’m sad they removed the blue circles, as some people could try to put screws in wrong holes (meant for the air to pass?) that have the same size…
From the picture, those are clearly not the headphones, they are selling extra with a cable that can be unplugged.
It’s a nice treat, but more important of course is their quality.
Once you have been listening to some music with those headphones, I would be interested in your impressions.
Nearly forgot: All those having had the prototype FP3s, please let us know, what you think of those headphones.
I am new but read this forum for almost 1 year now. Located in France too, I ordered on the 28th of August and received also my Fairphone 3 today from SOSH. I can confirm exactly the same content ( earplugs…)
No, Friek got a different one, we both got the prototypes on the same day (launch day = 27 August), but in different places. Mine had 12 display (!) screws, and I didn’t try the earphones either (well, I timidly tried to detach the cable, but quickly refrained from trying harder ).
Monica explained that as well when we visited the office. The number of screws increased with each iteration of the design, to make sure it really wouldn’t have contact issues that happen on the FP2. The 13th screw was introduced very late in the process, so some phones without it have been manufactured.