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The odyssey of listening to music and charging the battery simultaneously on smartphones without minijack

621 The idea of ​​suppressing the mini jack connector of the Android smartphones It has consequences when the user intends…

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The idea of ​​suppressing the mini jack connector of the Android smartphones It has consequences when the user intends listen to music with headphones and charge the battery at the same time . And is that despite what might seem, there is an important problem with the accessory adapters that theoretically allow both tasks at the same time.

With the decision of Manzana , the delete the 3.5 mm connector of the iPhone 7 from now on, many manufacturers of Android smartphones were launching to replicate the signature of the apple. A decision that, for the most part, justify by problems of internal space and design. Something that is not really justified if we take into account the work of firms such as Samsung , that does keep the mini jack even in its top of range . A decision that has consequences for users.

The drawback of eliminating the mini jack

One of these, is that it is necessary to use headphones with USB-C connector specific. Some manufacturers include them as standard in their sales pack, in addition to a USB-C adapter to mini jack . However, the biggest drawback comes when the user wants listen to music while recharging the battery . A common circumstance that occurs relatively easily on a day-to-day basis. There is no possibility of doing so, since the USB-C port can only be physically used for a task. Apple has solved the ballot with specific adapters. However, this purchase option is very limited for Android smartphones

The odyssey of listening to music and charging the battery simultaneously on smartphones without minijack

The adapters do not measure up

The solution seems obvious: a USB-C adapter with jack for 3.5 mm jack and USB-C input . an accessory such as the one that iPhone users count, either in the Apple store or in the third-party market.

However, as detailed in The Verge , that solution today is not appropriate, at least for the moment. To begin with, the Moshi adapter that Google sold in the Play Store for its Google Pixel 2 , has been removed from the search engine’s online store, without prior notice or justification. The most accepted theory so far is that the poor results offered by this accessory have precipitated its withdrawal from the market. The odyssey of listening to music and charging the battery simultaneously on smartphones without minijack

The odyssey of listening to music and charging the battery simultaneously on smartphones without minijack

A theory that is supported in turn by the bad experiences offered by users through their comments in different e-commerce stores, such as Amazon. If we rely on the testimony of the source consulted, it ensures that the sound quality is not acceptable and numerous connectivity problems are experienced while the battery is charging and listening to music. The Verge echoes again that one of the few manufacturers that provides its customers with a compatible adapter is Sony . In his shop figure for 20 euros.

Forced to use wireless headphones?

So, users in possession of a smartphone without mini jack , have to face the difficult task of finding a compatible accessory that offers acceptable results, something that today seems a complicated task, according to the testimonies that are grouped on the Net. In this situation, any would say that it is about an orchestrated plot to encourage the sale of wireless headphones, today another alternative (even more expensive if we want acceptable audio quality) to listen to music while recharging your smartphone’s battery without a mini jack.

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