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Moshi’s new $40 adapter gives you back a headphone jack (and lets you charge your phone)

Smartphone accessory maker Moshi has released a new device that lets you charge your phone while simultaneously listening to music with wired headphones or speakers. That’s a problem that didn’t exist until recently, but thanks to the growing trend of smartphone makers shipping phones that lack 3.5mm headphone jacks, the $40 Moshi USB-C Digital Audio […]

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Smartphones with headphone jacks are a dying breed (OnePlus, Apple the latest to kill them off)

Apple wasn’t the first company to release a smartphone without a headphone jack, but the company certainly jump started the trend with the launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016. You can probably make a pretty strong case that the Android phone makers that did it first were just trying to claim bragging rights by […]

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OnePlus 5T is confirmed… but the only official spec is a 3.5mm headphone jack

Rumor has it that OnePlus will launch a new phone called the OnePlus 5T soon. It’s expected to have similar specs to the OnePlus 5, but a new design with an 18:9 display and upgraded cameras. Up until now we’d only heard about the phone through leaks. But an official post in the OnePlus forum […]

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USB group unveils standard for audio over USB Type C (goodbye headphone jack?)

When Apple decided to do away with headphones jacks for its latest iPhones, a lot of people were upset. But some people are annoyed for different reasons than others: some really don’t want smartphone makers to give up on the tried and true 3.5mm jack. Others are fine with leaving it behind… but are disappointed […]

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Kimdecent MK806 Android TV stick feature HDMI and 3.5mm audio

Chinese device maker Kimdecent’s latest Android TV stick has one feature that’s been sorely missing from many of the little Android-powered PCs we’ve seen recently: a 3.5mm audio jack. If you use the HDMI port to plug the Kimdecent Mk806 into an HDTV, you can just listen to audio on the televison’s speakers. But if […]