The headphone jack is dead, at least for new iPhone users but that doesn’t mean creative methods aren’t being devised to fill the gap. Auxillite is yet another solution to the new problem of not being able to listen to your music and charge your phone at the same time. Some people have found that Bluetooth headphones work just fine for them but others just cannot give up their wires. Auxillite gives you a 3.5mm headphone jack and Lightning port for charging in a unique cylinder shape that doesn’t stick off your iPhone as badly as other dongles.
The latest jackless smartphone design has definitely stirred up a lot of hullabaloo. Unless you’re planning to buy one of those easy-to-lose and pricey wireless headphones with limited battery life, you can’t charge your phone while listening to audio from wired headsets.
The Auxillite converter was designed as a solution for dual charging and listening. Instead of purchasing completely new add-ons, The Auxillite external digital-to-analog converter (DAC) attaches to 3.5mm jack and lightning ports, allowing you to play audio and stay charged around the clock.
Truth be told, we couldn’t imagine smartphones without a 3.5mm audio jack so that’s why we created Auxillite to ease users into the transition. Auxillite has the potential of becoming a must have add-on for your new smartphone, especially if you want to keep your original high-quality headphones.
I do like this idea, though I worry about the strength of the Lightning connector that plugs into the iPhone itself. Is it too easy to get caught on a shirt or pants and twist off and break? I guess we won’t know until people have these in hand. You can check out the Kickstarter at the link below and let us know what you think of the idea!