Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to SamEB)
Bluetooth headsets would solve the problem but at great cost and with the added maintanance to keep batteries charged.
Would it help if you had a short extender cable, one end connected to the iPad and the other connected to the headphone? Maybe it would disconnect at the headphone-to-cable connection instead of the plug breaking off in the iPad. That is assuming these breaks are accidental.
I don't know of anything else offhand but I'm curious so I'll be looking around.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to SamEB)
Here is something I found. It is like a magsafe connector for an audio port.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to SamEB)
and duck tape head phone wire to the back of iPad. Maybe with an extender cable.
a repair place probably can replace connector.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to rccharles)
Modifying that suggestion a little, you can use adhesive cable tie mounts to secure the extension cable. That would be a little more professional and robust than duct tape. With two of them placed on the upper or side edge of the iPad's back and with the cable attached to both of them with cable ties, you might be able to get them equal enough that the iPad will sit solid (i.e., not wobble) when placed on a table.
Someone could still knock the plug into something and break it off but it will eliminate the problem of pulling on the cable and breaking the plug.