How badly would you like a headphone jack in your smartphone? Android creator Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, Important, continues to be alive after shedding 30 % of its workers, and it is nonetheless producing merchandise. The newest is a headphone jack attachment known as the “Audio Adapter HD” for the corporate’s solely standalone product, the ill-fated Important Cellphone. The Important Cellphone does not have a headphone jack constructed into the system, but it surely does have a modular accent system that this headphone jack can click on onto. So should you actually, actually need to use wired audio, you’ll be able to fork over a $150 for this accent. That worth appears only a bit extreme contemplating your entire cellphone has had hearth gross sales for $250 and $224.

The Important Cellphone is suitable with the standard headphone jack dongles, so this add-on is being pitched as an artisanally crafted accent for the discerning audiophile. The corporate says the “restricted version” accent is “handcrafted” and comprised of “100% machined titanium.” Inside is the beloved three.5mm audio jack and a high-quality DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) from ESS Sabre. You will additionally get three free months of the Tidal HiFi music service. In addition to the higher-quality DAC, the opposite benefit this attachment affords over the standard USB-C dongle is the power to cost the system and take heed to music on the identical time! What an idea.

At 11.5mm thick, the field is in some way thicker than most total smartphones, and needless to say you are placing this on high of the 7.8mm thick Important Cellphone. Along with the audio stuff, there’s additionally the fundamental Important modular , which consists of a magnet-powered attachment system and a pair of pogo pins that present energy to the system. Telephones with no headphone jack depend on wi-fi communication for audio, and that is nonetheless sort of the case right here, even with Important’s wired audio accent—information for Important’s modular system is distributed over Wi-fi USB.

I’d have anticipated $150 headphone jack attachment for a poorly promoting cellphone would not promote properly, however the first run of the system is outwardly already bought out at Important.com.

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