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Published: Thu, September 01, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Corded headphones can now be wireless with Griffin's iTrip Clip Bluetooth adapter

Corded headphones can now be wireless with Griffin's iTrip Clip Bluetooth adapter

Griffin today unveiled its iTrip Clip, which can send audio from iOS and Android devices over Bluetooth to pretty much any device that accepts a 3.5mm input.

In a thinly veiled reference to the Apple rumors, Griffin manager Andrew Biddle said in a statement that the "iTrip Clip ensures users can continue using their favorite 3.5mm headphones, with no worries about if their new smartphone eliminated the headphone jack".

The whole thing looks to be fairly straightforward.

Dubbed the Griffin iTrip Clip, the new accessory is neither the first nor the last Bluetooth headphone adapter we'll see once the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus invade the wild. Though something like this could technically work with any phone, the Nashville company outright says the Clip is good for the jack-less Motorola Moto Z, along with "future devices without the headphone jack".

It also comes built-in with play, track and volume controls, essentially retrofitting a standard headset into a wireless one. That's your cue to look in Apple's direction.

Rumor has it that the iPhone 7 will be missing that 3.5mm audio jack, but there's still hope for you corded headphones with this $20 gadget.

With current Bluetooth technology, even with version 4.1, it should be worth noting that users should not expect their high-end pieces to sound exactly the same as if connected directly to a device's 3.5mm port.

Whether or not Apple is packaging its own adapter with the iPhone 7 won't be clear until it unveils the phone (s) on September 7.

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