When Apple debuted the iPhone 7 back in 2016, they decided to ditch the headphone jack. Luckily, in the box of every iPhone 7 or 8, you get a little dongle that lets you connect your standard 3.5mm headphones into the Lightning port. And if you lose this dongle, it would cost you $9 to replace it. Not bad, right? Well, it’s a different story with the newly announced Google Pixel 2.

Google said on stage users would be able to connect their standard headphones to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL using a supplied dongle in the box. For reference, that dongle is a USB-C male to 3.5mm female adapter. And since it’s small, you’ll probably lose it. And if you do, you’ll need to get it replaced. Unfortunately, it’s gonna cost you $20.

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Yup, you read that right. Google’s headphone dongle is gonna cost you $20 if you lose the one in the box. Whereas Apple will spare you and only charge you $9, Google wants all your money in this case and will give you a new dongle for two Hamiltons. Why you may ask? I literally have no idea because I can’t imagine there’s a ton of logic in it that would drive up the cost.

Just remember if you’re picking up a Pixel 2, you won’t wanna lose the dongle that comes in the box.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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  1. […] 3.5mm headphone jack dongles due to the handsets lacking audio ports. However, for whatever reason, they cost $20. This was twice as much as Apple’s Lightning to headphone adapter which costs just $9. […]



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