The essential phone doesn't carry anything which was essential and now they are adding new kind of adapter. :P
Look, a product which is considered as a standard feature for gadgets is being sold at your convenience, to use on your already expensive device.
The moral of the story: Don't purchase an expensive device that needs you to purchase a gadget that lower-end phones already have...
Unless you have too much money that you don't know what to spend it with.
facepalm..., 08 Jun 2018Hold on... You sold a jackless phone. Customer thinks about it, and decides to buy it, kno... moreSome people pay hundreds for external headphone amplifiers; this is a headphone amp and jack in a compact accessory. Depending on the price, it might be a bargain.
Innovation of the year? I for one like their thinking, putting a headphone jack on a smart phone!
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2018LOL, haven't you heared they are looking to sell the company? The phone and the company alread... moreDepending on who buys them, that may or may not be relevant. Look at Motorola. After Lenovo purchased them from Google, they still supported some of the devices launched under Google’s ownership.
I love the community. These cuckolds forgot the statements Andy Rubin has made on Reddit!
He removed the jack to remove the potential bulge on a flawless Titanium & Ceramic phone. Essential PH-1 looked elegant. With that accessory to add the headphone jack, THAT IS 100% EXPECTED FROM ESSENTIAL all the way to what it looks like! I said it in a positive way.
Fearghast, 08 Jun 2018And now give me one reason why not to buy Shanling M0 instead (100$).
It's AptX/LDAC, receive... moreHonestly even with the same hardware as the V30 it's likely Shanling will have implemented a cleaner circuit design and topology overall, an given that you can blue tooth connect and plug into the M0 It's likely it will both sound better and be a little more convient
An if you REALLY want you could get an M2S and use it as a Dac/Amp via a OTG cable from something like a V30 [I do this now with my V20] if the M0 also has the Cable Dac/Amp function than that's yet another advantage of it
And now give me one reason why not to buy Shanling M0 instead (100$).
It's AptX/LDAC, receiver/transmitter, it uses same DAC and probably the same amplifier as LG V30.
The essential adapter is a device for one phone, Shanling works with everything.
Or just OTG The Dragonfly ;)
So they create an add-on expensive kludge to fix an initial screw up of leaving out the 3.5mm jack in the first place.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2018Agree, why remove in the first place.. ?ah gotta keep up with some useless trend to save basi... moreyes i have galaxy alpha too, it thickness almost same as my iphone 6s but more lighter
Best scenario In my opinion. (Assuming there's a phone that has an accessory attaching system) the phone already has a headphone jack but it comes with another two for friends listening and exact tuning for all 3 jacks. THIS. WOULD. BE. SO. AWESOME!
umeshk, 08 Jun 2018Wouldnt it have been better if u just put a 3.5 mm jack in the phone itself... Agree, why remove in the first place.. ?ah gotta keep up with some useless trend to save basically nothing.
I mean my galaxy alpha has it on top and it still looks super slim by today's standards.. 6.7mm? and this shit is now almost 4years old..
umeshk, 08 Jun 2018Wouldnt it have been better if u just put a 3.5 mm jack in the phone itself... No..
They followed Apple's lead and now they regret it..
v.i.andron, 08 Jun 2018Some people still care for audio quality. Since it's going to feature an ESS Sabre DAC, it wil... moreLOL, haven't you heared they are looking to sell the company? The phone and the company already flopped. No accesory can save them. And certainly no accesory SHOULD save them.