Tag Archive: Adapter


Don’t buy a USB-C adapter that lets you use headphones and charge at the same time

A 2-in-1 adapter could let you listen while you charge if only your phone was built that way.

When the Pixel 2 was first introduced there was an uproar about removing the headphone jack. Much of it was centered around a very real dilemma — you can’t listen to music through wired headphones and charge your phone at the same time.

Those fears were slightly abated when we saw an adapter from Moshi in the Google Store  [Read More…]

Is there a single USB-C headphone adapter that works with all phones?

Part of what we do here is to look at all sorts of accessories you might want to use with your phone. Cases, screen protectors, headphones, you name it and we try to look and recommend a product so you know if you’re getting your money’s worth. Since the 3.5mm headphone jack is fading away (yes, Samsung will do it too, once it’s more affordable) that also means we need to look at USB Type C headphones and  [Read More…]

Add a HDMI port to your new Chromebook with this $17 Anker adapter

Anker’s USB-C to HDMI adapter is only $ 16.79 with code ANKER836. It’s $ 24 without the code and has not had a direct price drop from that price in many, many months.

In The Wirecutter‘s roundup of the best USB-C adapters, they consider this one the best for anyone who wants to hook up a modern USB-C only laptop to an HDMI monitor or high-definition TV. Not only does this tiny adapter have a solid build quality  [Read More…]

Charge your phone in over 150 countries with the Omnia TA502 Travel Adapter

Are you an international jetsetter, always boarding planes? If you’re a traveler, you don’t have time to concern yourself with particular charging standards. You need chargers that will work no matter the country and/or standard, but you find yourself always grabbing American chargers when you need international ones. Blame your down time for the charger […]

Google’s Pixel 2 headphone adapter costs $20, and a part of your soul

Wait. What. Why.

Good news, everyone! The Pixel 2 (and Pixel 2 XL) don’t have a headphone jack. Instead, you’ll use USB-C.

Oh. You wanted a headphone jack. OK, well GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! There’s a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter in the box.

Just don’t lose it, because a new one costs $ 20 from Google.

Enjoy the future, folks.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 + Pixel 2 XL are official Google  [Read More…]

Charge your gear all over the world with this $16 adapter

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to charge your phones and computers no matter where in the world you travel!

Traveling out of the U.S. and still want to charge your phones and tablets? Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day has the Poweradd international travel adapter kit for $ 18.99. Normally this kit hovers around $ 26. Today’s deal is the lowest price in almost a year.

This adapter kit  [Read More…]

How to find a USB-C adapter for your Gear VR

Finding the right adapter is easier than you think.

Having a Gear VR means that you have portable VR right at your fingertips, so long as your phone has enough juice to get the job done. What happens when you upgrade your phone, and it requires a new type of adapter though? That’s the question plenty of people who have upgraded to a Galaxy S8 have been asking, and we’ve got answers. All you need to do  [Read More…]

Grab a Micro-USB to USB-C adapter for just $8 today

If you recently switched to a phone that charges over USB-C you may have a lot of Micro-USB cables laying around that are now useless. This handy adapter from Amzer will make all of those cables useful again, and right now you can pick one up for just $ 8.

Twist crams most of the world into a single charging adapter

An all-in-one travel charger for your mobile tech.

Travelling to another country and realizing that single travel charger you brought isn’t nearly enough for your phone and watch and tablet may be the ultimate First World Problem to some, but the truth is travelling with multiple international chargers quickly fills your travel bag. UK chargers are much larger than US chargers, for example, and the adapters don’t help a ton.

Twist is an interesting new solution  [Read More…]

HTC offering free USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter to all Bolt buyers

The second best option is still pretty good.

The HTC Bolt is a pretty great phone, but the Sprint exclusive has one pretty major omission — one increasingly common these days — in the lack of a headphone jack. Worse, unlike the iPhone 7 and Moto Z, two other phones lacking in that ubiquitous circular port, the Bolt doesn’t come with a headphone adapter in the box.

Thankfully, HTC has seen the error in its ways  [Read More…]