An Indigogo campaign aims to produce in iPhone case with an integrated Lightning to 3.5mm audio jack adapter.
(CCM) — Apple provoked fury among many of its fans when it announced that it was abandoning the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack on its iPhone 7. And now, a Texas-based startup called Actual Innovation is hoping to capitalize on that anger. The company has launched an Indidgogo campaign for a special iPhone 7 case called Fuze, which incorporates a standard headphone jack and an embedded adapter. Once an iPhone 7 is placed in a Fuze case, users will be able to plug in any headphone or earbuds with a standard connector and use them normally. The case will also incorporate an extra battery, effectively doubling the time needed between charges, the startup claims.
The Indigogo campaign, which has a month to run, aims to raise a total of $60,000 so that the Fuze can be made. So far, the campaign is 69% funded thanks to 643 backers. The company estimates that the cases can be produced in less than two months so that they will be ready for delivery in December 2016, priced at $69 plus shipping. Apple supplies its iPhone 7 devices with an adapter to enable owners to plug in standard headphones, and in October, it plans to launch wireless earbuds called AirPods.
Image: © Actual Innovation.