An accessory that OnePlus 7 Pro buyers might need costs 62% more after price hike

An accessory that OnePlus 7 Pro buyers might need costs 62% more after price hike
Last year's OnePlus 6T did not come with a headphone jack, but it was packaged with a Type-C to 3.5mm cable that allows users to employ the phone's charging port to plug in a set of wired headphones. If the dongle gets lost, it used to cost $8 (before taxes and shipping) to replace directly from OnePlus. The OnePlus 7 Pro also is sans a 3.5mm port, but buyers don't have to worry about losing the accessory because it isn't even included in the box. So if someone with OnePlus' latest and greatest wants to use a wired headset that requires a 3.5mm plug, they will have to purchase this dongle.

But as some Reddit posters have discovered (via Android Police), $8 is not going to cut it anymore. The Type-C to 3.5mm adapter is now priced at $12.95 on the OnePlus website. That is a 62% hike in the price of the accessory, which is made for the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro only. With standard shipping to the states, the price before tax is $19.94. Using priority shipping, which is two days faster, the cost is $22.94 before tax.

We discovered a vendor on eBay selling the Type-C to 3.5mm adapter for just $1.89 with free shipping, but the problem is that the OnePlus 7 Pro will not work with every adapter. We did find someone on the online auction site selling the OnePlus 6T dongle for $5.69 with free shipping, but there are only a couple of units left. If you have a OnePlus 6T and lost your dongle, or want one for your OnePlus 7 Pro, your best bet might be on Amazon where you can buy two Type-C to 3.5mm adapters for $7.99. This accessory does work for the OnePlus 6T, so it should also be fine for the OnePlus 7 Pro. After $5.99 for shipping, the pre-tax price is $13.98 for the pair.

Oddly enough, OnePlus' price for the dongle various greatly from market to market. In Canada, the price before taxes and shipping is equivalent to $14.81 USD, not too far off the price in the states. But in India, it sells for the equivalent of $5.54 USD and roughly $8.88 in the U.K. and Germany.

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  • Storage 128 GB
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1. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I'll just buy the usb bullet v2 earphones along with my 7 pro.

12. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

That is really limited in terms of options. Not to mention OnePlus can drive much better headphones.

18. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

They are only 20 bucks.

19. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Really? I actually missed that. THX mate! I will buy one for testing as soon as I can. edit: 20€ around here, that could be interesting to compare to 1More or Fiio. Out of stock - damn.

2. Diva_hipsterova

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 21, 2018

They're starting to get greedy

5. MrPhilo

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Probably more due to China vs US Trade War than being greedy.

6. splus

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

It has nothing to do with the US-China trade war because the price is up for the rest of the world as well. You know, there is the rest of the world that has nothing to do with US or its sanctions? This is totally OnePlus getting greedy!

3. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Or stick with Sammy.

9. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Stick with Samsung Galaxy FAIL.

13. Gryffin

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 19, 2018

hi peaceboy

4. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Pop-up camera but no headphone jack. Meanwhile my Vivo Nex has the best of both worlds.

7. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

Easier solution, stop giving money to companies that take things away from us for no reason.

8. skips

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

good luck organizing something like that among all the people of the world

10. mariosraptor

Posts: 180; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

I’m about to say that, this is how slowly but steadily a company’s downfall starts.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Oh, what is that hole on my phone I see? It's a headphone jack, imagine that I didn't lose it.

14. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Nobody should buy OnePlus anymore, they've moved away long time from the "flagship killer" thing and have become expensive and s**t, just like huawei and apple and now for confirmation they pull this bulls**t. Be dumb and give your hard earned money. They are not listening to the fans at all! Why the f**k remove a useful phone functionality? Only to sell you accessories at sky high prices, someone has been looking at apple very closely.

15. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Oh so we are talking brands now and not devices? So interesting, I always enjoy buying and using brands and not said device.

16. Ichimoku

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

this time is no notch, which is minus a notch.

17. oldskool50 unregistered

Thata not a big deal. What will be a big deal is when Apple accessories, which are already marked up by as much as 500% vs what they cost to make. Wait until those $80 adapters go up. And the overpriced Apple Pencil.

20. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Oh no! Whatever will I do? Oh that's right, I'll just plug the speaker cable directly into my Note 9 because it already has a headphone port.

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