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This gadget fixes two of iPhone 7’s biggest shortcomings

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Charge your iPhone (even wirelessly) and bring back the headphone jack at the same time with RES.
Charge your iPhone (even wirelessly) and bring back the headphone jack with RES.
Photo: Gadget Creative Lab

This post is presented by Gadget Creative Lab, maker of the RES.

When the iPhone 7 came out, many bemoaned the loss of the headphone jack. The traditional way to use headphones disappeared, leaving iPhone 7 owners with just three options: Bluetooth, Lightning headphones or weird dongles. Luckily, the RES can take you back to a simpler time — and solve one of the iPhone’s other shortcomings at the same time.

RES replaces iPhone 7 headphone jack

Here's how the RES works its magic with iPhone 7.
Here’s how the RES works its magic with iPhone 7.
GIF: Gadget Creative Lab

With this handy hub, which plugs right into your iPhone’s Lightning port, you can charge your phone — either wireless or with a standard cable — while listening to music through a standard 3.5mm jack. Sometimes taking a step backward is a good thing.

This is not some flimsy signal switcher, either. Under the RES’s calm exterior, a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter roars. It puts out high-resolution audio with a frequency range that goes up to 100kHz.

It’s not just an adapter, but a high-end signal processor that captures all the depth and detail of the original audio file. And it packs advanced noise-cancelation technology as well.

Qi wireless charging for iPhone

RES brings Qi wireless charging to iPhone.
RES brings Qi wireless charging to iPhone.
GIF: Gadget Creative Lab

With Qi wireless charging integrated into the RES, the iPhone finally catches up to some of its Android counterparts. Attach the RES to your iPhone, and you can place it on any compatible wireless charging base to juice up your phone, without the need for a bulky charging case.

This way, the only wires you’ll ever connect to it will be your headphones.

If the latest iPhone upgrade rendered your high-end headphones useless, this multifunctional iPhone accessory is definitely worth considering. Whether you want to reconnect your ears to your favorite cans or simply keep things tidy and wireless, check out the RES on Kickstarter.

After all, there’s no reason to let Apple decide how you enjoy your music (or charge your iPhone).