No one needs any reminder of Apple’s controversial (or courageous, if you take their word for it) decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhones 7 and 7 Plus. However, as with everything in technology, we all adjust and move on. Apple was good enough to include a Lightning Headphone Adapter in the box with the newest iPhones, but that still leaves us with the issue of how to play music or audio and charge a the same time. Anyone who listens to music or podcasts in the car via an Aux port in their car audio system like I do knows this is not a trivial matter.
Such decisions to change or remove functionality just opens the door for third-party accessory makers to fill in the gaps. A common accessory we are seeing this year is Lightning Headphone and Charge combo dongles, and our Deals site currently has a special on a good one. The 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cable from Sky Innovations is avaible in a 3-Pack for $21.99. When you consider what the major accessory companies like Belkin are charging for a single such adapter, this is a solid value.
The 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cable 3-Pack from Sky Innovations is available for $21.99, 56% off the retail price of $49.99 for the next two days.
You may have bought an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and resigned yourself to a life of losing AirPods and other wireless headphones as you navigate life without a jack. Well, buck up! These 2-in-1 cables allow you to charge your iPhone 7 while still plugged in with your favorite headphones. Just plug it in and you can use one side of the adapter to plug in your wired headphones, and the other to send a charge to your phone from the wall. All your bases are covered.
Use your existing wired headsets or headphones w/ your new iPhone
Enhance audio experience by allowing wired listening
Charge your phone while listening to music w/ attached Lightning adapter cord
Plug into iPhones as far back as iPhone 5 for backwards compatibility