Google wants to charge you £3 more for a slightly improved dongle

Google releases an improved headphone jack adapter with better battery life

Google releases an improved headphone jack adapter with better battery life

Google's official USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter has had a bit of a rollercoaster existence ever since it was unveiled after the company announced the headphone jack-less Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. But now Google is raising the price back up to $12 as its introduces a new model of adapter which is smaller and more powerful than its predecessor.

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.

This new headphone dongle from Google operates the same way as the old one, allowing users to plug one end into the USB-C port and use the other to connect 3.5mm headphones. Not only is Google hosting the press conference at a later date than expected, but the event was also moved to NY.


Google has but to disclose the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, however taking into account the worn headphone adapter has been replaced altogether on Google's achieve, it stands to cause that this would possibly perhaps perhaps also be the adapter to ship with the fresh Pixel phones. This change is reportedly due to a more power-efficient design.

The original dongle was $9, but Google's charging slightly more for this one at $12. For this generation, though Google says the dongle now features 53 percent lower latency when it comes to media playback.

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