Apple’s decision to abandon the 3.5 mm connector has spawned a niche of devices, the existence of which is aimed at eliminating the inconvenience. One of such gadgets is AmazonBasics for $35.
This little white adapter plugs into the Lightning port on any Apple device and provides the user with a standard 3.5 mm headphone Jack and one Lightning connector. AmazonBasics eliminates the biggest drawback of the new iPhone in which the owner cannot simultaneously charge the phone and use wired headphones.
To solve this problem, Apple proposes to use wireless headphones, for example, AirPods, or use the wireless charging function on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But this option is not always suitable. The user can be a good wired headphone, or it is in the plane, where the use of Bluetooth devices is prohibited. In the case of using the wireless charging stand Qi should always be in contact with the phone, which is also inconvenient.
Adapter AmazonBasics received a certificate MFi, which is necessary to work with Apple devices. The gadget is equipped with buttons for music playback and volume controls – a nice bonus headphone deprived of such functions. But the biggest advantage of Samsung is that it allows you to use regular headphones. There are other adapters, which enable you to charge the new iPhone and listen to music simultaneously, but they will only fit Lightning EarPods. But if the user wants to listen to music through headphones, he will have to buy another adapter.
The Apple adapter to use regular headphones gives the same sound that the good old 3.5 mm Jack. Question regarding the sound quality of the device AmazonBasics is still open.