Monday , July 23 2018


The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL has been a sticking point for some. The inclusion of a USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone adapter in the box has offset some concerns, but if you lost it it was a costly $25 replacement – until Google quietly reduced the price.

The USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone adapter was originally priced at $25 on the Australian Google Store when first announced last week. The price has now been cut in half, with the adapter now priced at a mere $12 putting it on par pricing wise with the Apple Lightning to 3.5mm adapter which is also priced at $12.

The adapter ships free from Google with the free ‘saver’ delivery option with the adapter expected to arrive around November 22-27th, or you can pay $9 for ‘standard’ to get them between November 16-20, or $17 for ‘International Priority’ to get them between November 14-16.

Whether the cheap adapters from eBay or AliExpress work on the Pixel 2 is something that will be answered when the phones arrive in our hands. Knowing my proclivity for losing adapters I see myself buying at least a couple of these spanning the life of the Pixel 2, so half price is more than ok by me.

Source: Google Store.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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Is there a DAC in the cable or does it just send electrical pulses which are converted into sound?

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If they’d just left the headphone jack intact on the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, they wouldn’t have needed to stock the adapters in the first place.

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