Bring the Headphone Jack Back on the iPhone 7 With the ‘Fuze’ Case

There’s a new Indiegogo campaign that recently launched by Actual Innovation, a company aiming to bring the 3.5mm headphone jack back on Apple’s controversial iPhone 7. The startup’s new case, called Fuze, builds Apple’s 3.5mm female to Lightning male adapter they sell for $9 into a phone case made of TPU and ABS plastics which grants users the ability to charge their device while listening to music, all without ever using Bluetooth or other connectivity options. A spare battery also comes built inside the case so extra power is added to your handset.

Fuze is an innovative case for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that restores the phone’s 3.5mm audio jack. It delivers a doubled battery life as well as scratch and shock protection, all while maintaining the iPhone’s compact profile. No dongles, no adapters, no problem. 

For everyone wondering, Fuze comes in both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models. The former includes a built-in 2400mAh battery which more than doubles the battery life of the 7 while the latter features a 3600mAh battery which, again, more than doubles the available juice of the 7 Plus. In addition, you’re getting the headphone jack back, so all in all, this case makes for a pretty great package.

For “super early” backers, Actual Innovation will only charge you $49 for the case. Early birds will need to pay $59, while Fuze will go on sale for $69. The company is looking to begin shipping orders this December, while a launch date around that time seems likely. It’s worth noting that this case isn’t waterproof, so don’t try walking out in the rain with it or dropping it in your pool as it’ll probably begin malfunctioning.

As inevitable as it was, I think it’s pretty cool to see a case like this finally on the market. It’s got a nice design, isn’t too bulky, and adds extra battery power to your iPhone. In my opinion, I think this case definitely has a future in the pockets of millions. But obviously, not everyone will agree. So, what’s your thoughts on Fuze? Will you be picking one up for your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? Let us know in the comments!

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