Duo 2 from Vinpok has elegantly solved the Apple iPhone conundrum of charging and using headphones at the same time.
Apple ripped out the 3.5mm audio port in the iPhone 7 much to the annoyance of its users. Instead, it introduced earbuds using a proprietary Lightning connector, but there was one big problem – charging and listening at the same time. This is especially useful for Netflix addicts.
Sure, you can get a clunky adaptor on eBay, but Vinpok felt there had to be a better, more elegant way.
Duo 2 was not as easy as splitting the Lightning cable
It had to support things like remote control and handsfree calling. It could not impair Apple’s 24-bit, 48kHz audio transmission.
While they were at it, the design also had to support the use of a lightning to 3.5mm adapter as well. And it needs to support data sync and charge as well.
The design is also robust. The 1.2 cable is covered in a braided nylon fabric so its tangle-free and just the right length too.
We don’t know the price yet – and will update this article when it is announced.
Meanwhile, Channel Seven Sunrise GadgetGuy Val Quinn has commandeered the cable – It’s cool he says.