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Amazon’s new iPhone dongle is now cheaper than Belkin’s

Amazon’s new iPhone dongle is now cheaper than Belkin’s


Charge your phone and listen to music at the same time for $30, instead of $35

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With Google’s recent decision to remove the 3.5mm jack on its Pixel 2 devices, we’re going to have to all come to terms with the fact that most phones in the future will not have a standard headphone port. That means buying dongles, and buying dongles means shelling out exorbitant prices for tiny pieces of plastic just to make sure your gadgets work like they used to. Luckily, Amazon’s Basics line has a deal today that makes that slightly less painful for iPhone users, as pointed out by KinjaDeals.

The AmazonBasics Lighting to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter is only $30 right now, and it’s looks a lot more thoughtfully designed than the $35 one Apple sells from its official dongle partner Belkin. It’s not a huge price difference, but for the benefits of getting what looks like a better designed piece of hardware — with the added confidence that it’s coming from Amazon’s official consumer electronics brand — it’s probably worth eschewing Apple’s partner and grabbing this dongle instead.