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Tiny adapter adds high-res audio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and wireless charging to your iPhone 7

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For how big of a fuss some journalists and consumers made about the iPhone 7 forever ditching the 3.5mm audio jack, the solution sure is simple! Use the bundled Lighting-to-3.5mm adapter, or get a fancier one with a second Lighting port if you want to charge your battery while listening.

The RES converter improves on that design by implementing a 24-bit, 192kHz audio chip for high quality conversion and native playback of hi-res audio files in addition to a 3.5mm jack, a lightning port, and Qi wireless charging. That's a lot of options in a tiny accessory that only asks for a free Lighting port, some added bulk, and a wireless charging pad (if you don't have one and want to charge wirelessly).

In addition, the adapter boasts active noise cancellation, picking up outside noise via tiny microphones and canceling it by inverting its phase. However, the adapter goes further with the addition of controllable noise cancellation, letting you choose precisely how much you want to let in. This way, you won't get hit by a raging antelope on the street because your noise cancellation was too good and the animal's anguished howls didn't penetrate your earbuds.

Fully funded via Kickstarter (link), the gadget is complete and ready for mass production. It's surprisingly affordable, too. You can pre-order one for $20 if you are an "early bird", or spend $30 on the regular pricing. Shipping is scheduled for May.

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source: Kickstarter via Geeky Gadgets

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