Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones include a three.5mm to USB-C headphone adapter within the field since Google is unfortunately following in Apple’s footsteps and nixing the standard audio jack on its latest smartphones.
If you’re planning to make use of your previous headphones together with your new Pixel 2, you in all probability shouldn’t lose the free adapter that comes within the field: Google is charging a hefty $20 every for alternative dongles.
That’s… not nice, particularly since even Apple — an organization that isn’t precisely recognized for having low cost equipment — sells its own replacement Lighting to 3.5mm adapters for a mere $9, lower than half of what Google is charging.
Equally, Android Police notes that when you’d wish to cost your new Pixel 2 and take heed to music on the similar time, the one choice on the Google Retailer is a third-party Moshi dongle that provides a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port for $44.95, which can also be fairly dear. (iPhone customers have their very own choice within the almost-as-bad $35 Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge Rockstar. Its most redeeming high quality at this level appears to be that it’s cheaper than Google’s choice.)
And whereas there are many far cheaper choices round on dongle websites like Amazon, most of these come from sketchy-looking sellers with poor rankings, which makes it type of a crapshoot on if the dongle will even work.
Provided that increasingly more telephones are switching over to USB-C, odds are that we’ll begin seeing extra respected sellers with cheaper adapters quickly. For now, simply don’t lose your free dongle.