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This is how Motorola fixed its Moto Z 3.5mm headphone jack problem

Published Jul 15th, 2016 6:00PM EDT
Moto Z USB-C-to-3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

Many people have a strong negative opinion about Apple’s rumored decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, but Apple isn’t the only company doing it. Lenovo-owned Motorola announced new Moto Z flagship devices earlier this year, and they do not feature a 3.5mm standard audio headphone jack. Yet there’s no petition urging Motorola not to do it, and the media is generally ignoring the change.

Meanwhile, the Moto Z versions coming to Verizon have been made official, and Motorola unearthed a solution for the problem it’s creating.

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The company is well aware that some Moto Z buyers will want to use their existing headphones, so Motorola came up with an USB-to-3.5mm adapter to support standard headphones.

This is how it looks like, as pictured by The Verge.

moto-z-usb-c-to-3.5mm-adapterImage source: The Verge

Thankfully, the adapter is included in every Moto Z box, which means you don’t have to worry about paying extra for it. But if you lose it, there’s no way to replace it yet.

Aside from using an adapter, there are two other ways to listen to music on the Moto Z, including using wired USB-C headphones or Bluetooth headphones.

Read more about the new Moto Z-Droid Edition and the Moto Z Force Droid Edition in our hands-on preview at this link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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