Google has released a new and improved headphone adapter for the Google Pixel 2 family, which offers a better experience when connecting your standard headphones to the Pixel USB-C port.
What is special about this new adapter? It is a bit thinner and more compact than the original adapter that comes with the Pixel 2, but more importantly, it offers lower latency and better battery life while connected to the phone.
According to Google, you will get around 40% more autonomy if you listen to music with the adapter, it is because of its more efficiency. It’s a strange way to improve battery life, but if you use the adapter frequently, it’s probably worth the change. Google reported that it is compatible with upcoming Google pixel Smartphones running on Android P, but it will also work with other smartphones who do not have a headphone jack – like HTC U2 Plus, and many such devices.
In 2016, when Google announced its first-pixel smartphone, it also announced the 3.5mm headphone-jack dongle to the USB-C which was included in the box and was sold at Google Store for $9.This was because Google had removed the headphone jack. Many people did not expect Google to release a new model, because there is not much to improve, but Google today released a new model. Which is going to improve the audio experience on Pixel and Pixel 2 series – instead of just choosing the wireless headphones
While Google dongles cost more, it also packs more technology that will improve the audio experience on pixel smartphones. It is also quite likely that Google will include upcoming headphone dongles in the box with the upcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, which will be announced next month in New York City. Although it does not matter to many users, it will be for audiophiles.