The removal of the headphone jack has been a hot topic when it comes to discussing Apple's latest iPhones, the 7 and 7 Plus. While there are plenty of Bluetooth headphone options available, those that choose to stick with a cabled solution will inevitably at some point run into the issue of not being able to listen and charge at the same time. Luckily, there are accessories available that will alleviate this issue, although the price will be hefty one.
The first is Apple's own iPhone Lightning Dock, which offers a Lightning connection and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This option seems to be more catered towards those that will be using their device in a stationary setting, which is how you probably charge your phone. The dock will come in five colors, matching the colors of the iPhone.
Belkin is also offering a solution that will probably be a better option for those that want to simultaneously charge and listen with EarPods or other Lightning headphones while on the go. The 'Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar' is basically a Lightning splitter that will give you two ports instead of one.
Apple's Lightning Dock will set you back $49.00 and will be available starting September 13, while the Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar will be priced at $39.99 and does not currently have a release date. Naturally, while inconvenient for some, there will undoubtedly be more accessories like these from more manufacturers in the near future.
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