We know, you miss your headphone jack.
Like other smartphones, the Essential Phone has done away with the feature, but the company has just launched its long-touted external headphone adapter and DAC, which magnetically snaps on to the back of your phone.
And it ain’t cheap: The Audio Adapter HD will set you back an eye-watering $149.
To be fair, Essential’s adapter doesn’t claim to be like the other plasticky dongles, which are a fraction of the price.
Essential claims its titanium adapter “sports an audiophile-grade amp that can drive audiophile-grade headphones” thus providing “studio quality audio performance.”
At the time of writing, the accessory has sold out, with stock to be replenished next week. It’s a different outcome to Essential’s first phone, the PH-1, which sold poorly following delays.
Still, Essential is reportedly working on a new phone which will be controlled entirely by your voice, which it is looking to unveil next year at CES.