The Best Way To Charge Your iPhone 7 and Use Wired Headphones Is a Giant £35 Dongle

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Upgrading to the iPhone 7 and lack wireless headphones? Say hello to your new reality. Belkin appears to be the first accessory maker with a Lightning dongle that lets you attach a pair of Lightning connector headphones and a charging cable at the same time. Sigh.

Available starting October 10th for £35, the adaptor also works with Apple’s Lightning to 3.5-millimetre headphone adaptor if you haven’t upgraded your headphones yet, and don’t want to use the ones Apple is bundling with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And don’t think about halving your charging times by plugging two power adaptors into this dongle at once, it only accepts a single power source—boo. [Belkin via Apple Insider]