The removal of 3.mm headphone jack on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has made quite a lot of buzz all around. With the elimination of audio jack, the lightning port has donned the 2-in-1 role. Hence, you can either charge your iPhone or listen to your headphones at a time.
Though there are some handy iPhone 7/7 Plus lightning earphones, they only allow you to listen to music and are unable to let you power up your iPhone. So, what’s the solution to it? What if you want to charge your iPhone and enjoy listening to headphones simultaneously?
How to Use Headphones/Earphones while Charging iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
There are three ways through which you can do the twin work simultaneously.
Lightning Adapter: Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar
Belkin has come out with a pretty workable solution. This Lightning adapter allows you to plug your Lightning charge cable into one side, and a pair of Lightning headphones into the other. As a result, you are able to listen to music and juice up your iPhone at one go.
The Lightning Audio+Charge RockStar is expected to be available in October. It has been priced at $39.99.
Apple Lightning Dock
Apple’s Lightning dock enables you to power up your iPhone with the Lightning nub. This accessory has a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a Lightning port for power in. It can be good for doing the twin work at one go.
The universal iPhone Lightning Dock is available in silver, gold, rose gold, and black.
You can buy this Dock for $49 (for several color options) or $39 (the basic white color) from Apple.com.
iPhone 7/7 Plus Bluetooth Headphones
Wireless headphones can let you charge and listen to headphones at once without any problem. Check out this exclusive list of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. What makes these Bluetooth earphones apart is the superior design and terrific sound quality.
The removal of headphone jack has made iPhone 7 more water resistant. The tech giant asserted during the iPhone event that it was important to do away with the audio jack.
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