Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
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Google upgrades its USB-C to 3.5mm adaptor

Google upgrades its USB-C to 3.5mm adaptor

Even after making fun of Apple for eliminating the headphone jack in 2016, Google ended up removing the port itself just one year later.

One would think that a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter is pretty simple.


The increase in price does seem to be justified by the improvements, but if you do not want to invest in Google's original adaptor, then you can also look for other third-party adaptors. The USB-C Digital to 3.5 mm headphone adapter apparently "works best on Pixel and other devices running Android P or higher", but ironically, Apple's own Lightning to 3.5 mm dongle is 3 bucks cheaper.

As Google unveils their new Pixel 3 phones (and other goodies) at their Made by Google event in NY, it appears Google France is also jumping in on the action with a parallel launch on the same day. Google will unveil its subsequent slate of phones (and certain more) at an match in Unusual York City on October 9th. In addition to sporting better overall performance, the new version is imperceptibly smaller than the old one: it's 2.8 millimeters shorter, 0.6 narrower, 0.7 thinner, and 0.4 grams lighter. Meanwhile, the new adapter also offers 38 percent more music playback time when compared to the previous model. This change is reportedly due to a more power-efficient design. We'll see if the company will carve out a few moments to talk about an updated dongle.

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