Customers aren't alone in mourning the loss of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and that's a good thing because companies here and there have started to push out creative and effective ways to bring it back.

Of course, users can opt for the pair of Lightning EarPods or the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter included in the box, but since the two need the single port of the handset, they can't be used to listen to music and charge at the same time. Well, there's always the new wireless AirPods, but that's a different story.

Now that that's cleared up, here are three of the best adapters with the perfect kind and right number of ports to date.


Los Angeles startup ildockgear is bringing the small-sized dongle that is the iLDOCK to the table.

Out of the bunch, it triumphs over the others in terms of price, as users can pledge just $10 at the company's Kickstarter campaign page to reserve one. Bump that up to $20, and they'll get the iLDOCK Plus, an upgraded version that hass microSD card and SD card slots along with USB ports.

They're expected to ship out this November, and they're available in gold, silver, rose gold and gray to suit the color options of the iPhone 7.

Fstop Labs Lightning To 3.5mm Power Audio Charge Headphone Jack Adapter Cable

Priced at $25.99, Fstop Labs' Lightning to 3.5mm Power Audio Charge Headphone Jack Adapter Cable — that's a bit of a mouthful — is one of the cheapest ways to make both the headphone jack and Lightning port available for use at the same time.

It's available for preorder via Amazon, and it's set to be in stock on Oct. 13.

Fuze Case

Last but not least, the Fuze Case doesn't only offer a solution to the current conundrum, but it also gets rid of another potential problem — unwieldy dongles and wires.

Going even further, it also provides protection and some extra juice to boot, not to mention that it won't be bulky because of its form factor. The case for the iPhone 7 packs an additional 2,400 mAh battery, while the version for the iPhone 7 Plus is loaded with a 3,600 mAh cell.

For those who are interested in the Fuze Case, it's already up for preorder at the accessory maker's Indiegogo page for $69, and it's expected to arrive to backers' doorsteps on Dec. 23.

There you have it — some of the best ways to listen to music and charge that iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus simultaneously. Needless to say, it's safe to assume that more similar products will soon begin hitting shelves here and there too, and they might be worth keeping an eye out for.

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