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Topic: Lightning

Belkin intros Lightning to headphone jack cable for iPhone 7 and newer

05/22/2018, 01:05 pm

Accessory maker Belkin on Tuesday launched a straightforward 3.5mm-to-Lightning audio cable, offering a way for owners of recent iPhones to connect to 3.5-millimeter headphones and speakers.

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Apple's next iPhone may ship with more powerful USB-C charger

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

Apple may finally bundle a more powerful 18-Watt USB-C wall charger with its next generation iPhones due this fall, according a relatively unfamiliar source.

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First look: Master & Dynamic Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable with DAC, mic

04/28/2018, 02:04 pm

Premium headphone maker Master & Dynamic began offering an in-house way for its customers to plug its gear into Apple's latest iPhones without the need for a Lightning-to-headphone adapter. AppleInsider got its hands on the new cable and offers a first look at the accessory.

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Review: Blue Raspberry gives good recording quality to Mac and iPhone users on the go

04/26/2018, 02:04 pm

Blue's Raspberry microphone is the ultimate portable mic that works not just with your Mac or PC, but your iPhone and iPad as well -- but isn't the best choice for an arm-mount or for the less mobile.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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Hands on: Blue Raspberry microphone works with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad

04/10/2018, 12:04 pm

The Raspberry microphone from Blue is more than your average recording device. It folds up into a portable bundle for using on the go, and can even work with your iOS device.

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Hands on: CordDock by ElevationLab for the iPhone

03/24/2018, 09:03 am

CordDock by ElevationLab tries to solve one of the biggest headaches of iPhone docks; the inability to charge when you lift your phone from its perch.

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Apple's iMac Pro comes with special black Lightning-to-USB cable

12/12/2017, 12:12 pm

One small perk of the upcoming iMac Pro is a black Lightning-to-USB cable, until now unavailable from Apple.

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Apogee & Sennheiser's Ambeo headset captures 3D audio with Lightning, launches at Apple stores

12/06/2017, 10:12 am

Apogee and Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset features both a "high fidelity" listening experience, but also the ability to capture directional audio while recording a video -- and it is now available through Apple Retail in an exclusive black version.

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IK Multimedia ships iRig Keys I/O keyboard MIDI interface that can record microphones and other instruments

11/16/2017, 11:11 pm

K Multimedia has added another device to its audio interface line, introducing the iRig Keys I/O as pair of MFi-certified MIDI controllers that can be used to create music on an iPhone or iPad, using its included keyboard or via another instrument or microphone using the device as a preamp.

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ElevationDock 4 is first Apple MFi-certified Lightning dock that works one-handed

09/07/2017, 03:09 pm

Five years after its highly successful Kickstarter campaign launched the first ElevationDock, Elevation Labs is back with a new model featuring an integrated Lightning plug, braided cable, and one-handed use that ensures it will stay in place when an iPhone -- with or without a case -- is removed.

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Pioneer's Lightning-connected Rayz Rally promises room-filling sound for music, calls on iPhone

06/20/2017, 10:06 am

The Pioneer Rayz Rally is an external wired iPhone speaker, powered through the device's Lightning port, and is suitable for both small areas, and conference rooms.

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Apple investigating light-up Lightning & USB-C cables with optical data transmission

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple has shown interest in an illuminated Lightning, Thunderbolt, or USB-C connector receptacle and cable combination, providing users both a new avenue of data transmission, as well as providing feedback on a proper connection being made.

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Why Apple is expected to stick with Lightning over USB-C in the new 'iPhone 8'

05/07/2017, 03:05 am

A new iPhone is coming and it is probably loaded with all the technology Apple can bring to bear -- but the "iPhone 8" will probably be missing USB-C when it launches. AppleInsider explains why Apple will probably stick with Lightning for at least another year.

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Fix your frayed Apple MagSafe or Lightning cables with Sugru Moldable Glue [u]

03/17/2017, 11:03 am

Apple's MagSafe and Lightning cables are notorious for fraying under heavy use. If you want to repair your cable, rather than purchase a replacement, Sugru Moldable Glue could be the solution you've been seeking [updated].

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Review: Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heard

03/04/2017, 04:03 am

Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.

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All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'

02/28/2017, 07:02 am

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will abandon its proprietary Lightning port later this year, instead opting for a USB-C connection for charging and wired syncing. For a company that has recently doubled down on Lightning, that seems unlikely. Here's why.

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Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning earphones with talk and charge, six mics for noise cancelling

02/14/2017, 10:02 pm

Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

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Review: Kanex's GoPower Watch portable battery for Apple Watch is good, but would be great with a Lightning port

02/11/2017, 02:02 pm

There's a lot to like about the Kanex GoPower Watch charger and battery for Apple Watch, especially the inclusion of an embedded magnetic watch charger and a passthrough USB port for charging your iPhone as well. But with a $100 price tag, we feel it should accept power through Lightning instead of micro USB.

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