One of the biggest complaints with the release of the iPhone 7 was the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. The headphone jack — something that’s been an integral part of nearly all smartphones for years — was removed in order to leave more room for things like camera components and bigger batteries. But removing the headphone jack didn’t go unnoticed. Millions of iPhone users let their angst be known while they scrambled to find a new way to use their standard 3.5mm wired headphones on their iPhone 7. Sure, Apple included and 3.5mm to Lightning adapter in the box, but it’s a cumbersome solution for fans of wired headphones. While many users turned to Bluetooth as the obvious answer to the problem, there is also still a simple wired solution in the form of lightning headphones.
One such offering is the Sharkk Lightning Headphones. The headphones are still wired — something purists will love — but rather than using the standard 3.5mm port, they connect to your iPhone, iPod or iPad using the built-in Lightning port. Unlike Bluetooth headphones, there’s no pairing or wireless connectivity to worry about. The Sharkk Lightning Headphones simply plug into your device and you’re ready to rock.
In addition to the tear & tangle resistant cable, the ergonomic silicone earbuds are designed to fit comfortably in any size ear, thanks to the three included pairs of ear caps. With built-in volume control, you’ll always be in command with play/pause, volume up and volume down right at your fingertips.
There’s no hangup trying to pair the headphones and you never have to stop the music — these guys will run as long as your music does. The Sharkk Lightning Headphones are also MFi certified, meaning they’re not just a cheap, low-quality knock-off.
If you’re an user of any iPhone, iPod or iPad — not just an iPhone 7 — then the Sharkk Lightning Headphones are definitely worth a look. Available in Sharkk blue, they’re just $39.99 at Sharkk.com.
Be sure to check out all of the other great headphone offerings from Sharkk as well!