This iPhone 7 Case Offers the Audio Jack You Couldn't Live Without

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The Daptr case adds a headphone jack, a 2nd Lightning port and some girth (Photo: Daptr)

The Daptr case adds a headphone jack, a 2nd Lightning port and some girth (Photo: Daptr)

Why on earth are you people still whining about the iPhone 7's lack of an audio jack?

We're already seeing some decent headphone options with built-in Lightning connectors, Apple and others offering Lightning adapter cables, and hundreds of great Bluetooth earphones. Apparently that all isn't not good enough, so here's something to finally shut you up and help you sleep better at night:

The Daptr case adds back the jack you apparently couldn't live without, along with an extra Lightning port we didn't ask for and honestly don't know what to do with. This added functionality all comes in a case with metal sides, a raised rubber bumper and clear plastic back that adds about 4/5 of an inch to an already long phone.

Metal sides, a raised rubber bumper, clear plastic back and some fancy electronics (Photo: Daptr)

Metal sides, a raised rubber bumper, clear plastic back and some fancy electronics (Photo: Daptr)

If you accept all that at face value, it's not a bad proposition. You can continue to use your unpowered, analog earphones. The case will probably get the audio from the phone via Bluetooth (cause you can't just drill an audio jack into your phone). And you'll just have to make sure the case has enough juice to maintain the connection.

According to Daptr's scant website, it'll go for $49 and be available in December. But we hear tell there may be a Kickstarter campaign between now and then. So you're looking at several layers of maybes, all to cling to your old earphones.

Seriously, dude. At this point, you should either embrace the Lightning port for its powered, digital prowess or just go grab yourself a set of wireless buds.