We understand Apple’s enthusiasm to make their devices sleeker and sexier, but hey, wait — majority of our audio devices use the same technology that the company has foregone, but Griffin’s Reserve battery case, launched at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, just might make things a bit better for you.
Not only does the battery case provide your iPhone with extra juice to power the device, but also attends to your music needs.
The $99.99 worth Reserve case comes with a 3.5mm connector to plug in your favourite set of headphones.
It also gets a bigger battery in its case than Apple’s official battery pack which is priced at $99. Apple’s battery pack gets a 2365 mAh battery while Griffin Reserve gets a 3000 mAh battery pack.
The Reserve case also charges via your iPhone’s Lightning charging connector — meaning no need to carry an extra USB to charge the case.
It looks like Apple wants the world to move ahead alongwith its technology — and err, spend a considerable amount doing that.
The digital-to-analog circuit of the 3.5mm jack allows users to connect it to a stereo using an AUX cable.
There have been loads of battery cases for iPhone in the market that offer a 3.5mm audio jack, but unlike other power cases for iPhone, Griffin’s Reserve has the MFi certification from Apple, making it potentially less dangerous to your device’s longevity.
The device will be available for iPhone 7 in Black, Navy, Gray and Pink colours.
Griffin’s parent company Incipio also launched OX battery case for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus worth $59, which also has a 3.5mm jack alongwith a lighting connector to charge the case.
iPhone’s move to do away with the audio jack in order to build up a space to market their AirPods (which by the way doesn’t come cheap) was an unpopular move, which has led to consumers needing to buy added accessories to support their premium devices.