In an unbelievably smart innovation, a new case was designed by a hardware developer to bring back the headphone jack to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. This canny new case is for those who would want to stick around the traditional iPhone ear pods.
A Texas-based hardware conglomerate in response has designed the Fuze case for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to revive the headphone jack. In a video ad campaign for the product released on Indiegogo, Fuze developer Diego Prince stressed that it "is a very personal choice" with "what people put into their own ear holes."
iPhone 7 Airpods Not Widely Accepted
It can be remembered that immediately after Apple revealed iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus handsets alongside the AirPods, the wireless headphones had not been widely accepted by fans.
The said video campaign shows the Fuze case taking the Lightning dongle of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and entrenching it into the case; thus bringing back the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.
iPhone 7 New Case Costs $49
Aside from adding a headphone jack, Fuze also comes with an extended battery pack. According to Prince, the extended battery pack will give additional eight hours of use for these devices.
Fuze cases will be sold for $49 to the "early backers" of the campaign.
Overall, the company behind this innovative case underscored that shielding the phone potential damage is also its prime concern.
iPhone 7 New Case Out In December
As to the release date of the Fuze case, co-founder Troy Osinoff mentioned that his company is looking at December to kick off shipping after they reach the $60,000 goal. As of this writing, Fuze has already raised $9,264 from backers. This is only 15 percent, but Osinoff and Prince are optimistic. Prince told Business Insider he is confident his company can deliver the Fuze cases on time.
Beginning next month, Prince is planning to spend raising the company's goal on prototyping, testing and shipping. In an unfortunate case that the developers would not be able to reach its goal, the company will still be releasing the Fuze case but not on the scheduled date.
iPhone 7 New Case Receives Positive Feedback
The upcoming Fuze cases have already charmed tech hunters on Product Hunt.
One user named Niv Dror commented: "Amazing. (And actually very much in neeeeed). I'm holding off on getting the iPhone 7 until the AirPods come out (sic)."
In the same site, Prince expressed the reason why he came up with the idea of Fuze. He said: "I built Fuze because I don't want to give up my audio jack up yet. There are so many uses for the 3.5mm jack beyond music."