Not happy with the missing 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Well, no problem as this latest iPhone case aims to bring back the headphone jack without dongles and adapters.
With the iPhone 7, Apple has decided that time for wired audio equipment is long gone, and while many may agree, not everyone is ready to accept this change, which is why the phone comes bundled with a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the retail box. Thoughtful, sure, but it looks ugly and is simply awkward.
The case we mentioned about earlier aims to skip all that by offering a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, alongside a Lightning port. It is currently crowd-funded project at Indiegogo looking to aim at those iPhone 7 owners who miss the convenience and the simplicity of being able to plug 3.5mm terminated headphones directly into the phone, or well the next best thing – a case.
Dubbed the Fuze, the startup behind it is looking for $60,000 to get the case into production. While we’ve seen cases in the past that have focused on providing battery backup or wireless charging to the iPhone, this accessory is a definite first for any Apple product.
Fuze restores 3.5mm audio jack for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. It delivers a doubled battery life as well as scratch and shock protection, all while maintaining the iPhone’s compact profile. We need your help to bring back the jack. When you purchase Fuze, you purchase the freedom of choice.
The marketing jargon associated with the Fuze seems a little excessive and dramatic in the decoration that consumers are getting “the freedom of choice” by opting for the Fuze, but with that aside, there is definitely likely to be a fairly excitable market for such an accessory.
In addition to bringing back the audio jack for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that doesn’t require any adaptors or dongles, Fuze also introduces additional features that makes it a much more compelling prospect for a wider audience with its built-in battery that should give a 100-percent boost to the iPhone – that’s a 2,400 mAh battery in the iPhone 7 version, and a 3,600 mAh battery pack in the 7 Plus version -, as well as protection by standard that should hopefully protect the device from suffering scrapes and scratches, and even screen smashes if dropped from certain heights thanks to it being built from durable TPU and ABS plastics.
Like most popular cases, it’s also as slimline as it can possible be while still offering the functionality it’s designed to bring, and is available in White, Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Blue. Anyone looking to bring back the old school on their iPhone 7 can get involved in the campaign as a super early bird adapter, parting with just $49 for one Fuze. Pledges then rise to a whopping $4,997 for a wholesale package of 150 cases.