Sadly, the fad of eliminating headphone jacks from smartphones is not finishing anytime quickly. Sony printed its new flagship units at Cell International Congress closing month, and amongst different primary adjustments, there is not any headphone jack to be discovered. Sony will come with an adapter with the ones telephones, but when you wish to have to fee and concentrate on the identical time, the corporate is more than pleased to promote you a extra difficult (but nonetheless horrible) dongle.

The EC270 adapter popped up on Sony’s web site nowadays, which lets you fee your telephone and use headphones on the identical time. Whilst the cable isn’t being bought in america but, it is €19.90 in Europe (about $24) and 209,00 DKK in Denmark (about $34). Sony says it’s going to paintings with the line-in audio and controls in your headsets, for what that is value.

sonys pass through 3 5mm dongle for the xperia xz2 breaks quick charging - Sony’s pass-through 3.5mm dongle for the Xperia XZ2 breaks quick charging

So handy!

The true kicker comes from the specs web page, which says the charging pace is restricted to 5V/zero.5A. That is considerably slower than the standard USB Energy Supply speeds – it could no longer even fee the telephone if you are actively the use of it. It may not paintings with non-Xperia telephones both.

The useless shift clear of headphone jacks could be rather more uncomplicated if corporations gave customers first rate possible choices, however this is without a doubt no longer what Sony’s new adapter is.