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Fuze case for the iPhone 7 packs the headphone jack inside

Fuze case for the iPhone 7 pac...
Fuze hides both a Lightning-to-headphone-jack adapter and a battery within its iPhone case
Fuze hides both a Lightning-to-headphone-jack adapter and a battery within its iPhone case
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Fuze brings back the headphone jack by hiding an adapter within its core
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Fuze brings back the headphone jack by hiding an adapter within its core
Fuze hides both a Lightning-to-headphone-jack adapter and a battery within its iPhone case
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Fuze hides both a Lightning-to-headphone-jack adapter and a battery within its iPhone case

As you might be aware, Apple has removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, thus requiring users to either buy new headphones or use an adapter. There will be plenty of companies looking to capitalize on Apple's decision in some way, and Actual Innovation's take on the matter is an iPhone case called Fuze. This case, which is currently in development, brings back the headphone jack, and affords you extra battery life as a bonus.

While new iPhones come with an accompanying lightning-to-headphone jack adapter, what Fuze actually does is hide one within the confines of the case. So, once your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is safely sheathed within the case, you literally just plug your headphones in and away you go.

Fuze brings back the headphone jack by hiding an adapter within its core
Fuze brings back the headphone jack by hiding an adapter within its core

The Fuze also offers some other advantages over your run-of-the-mill iPhone case. A built-in battery, 2,400 mAh or 3,600 mAh, is claimed to double the life of your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, respectively. And as the Fuze is made from the same TPU and ABS plastics Apple uses, this case should offer some level of extra protection for your new iPhone.

All of this adds 5 mm (0.2 in) to the thickness and 28 grams (2.9 oz) to the weight of your iPhone. Or at least that's the promise at this concept stage.

As we mentioned above, there will likely be more than a few options when it comes to equipping your new iPhone 7 with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, but if you can't wait to take the plunge, Actual Innovation is currently seeking funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The company hopes to raise US$60,000 to fund the production of Fuze. Pledges start at $69, and if all goes to plan, shipping is estimated to begin in December 2016.

The video below offers a slightly excitable pitch video for the Fuze.

Source: Fuzecases.com

3 comments
Rann Xeroxx
Apple, it just works...arounds.
BJB
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ChristerRosewell
My experience with Fuze and Indigogo has been - shall we say - less than positive.
When the delivery time promised was pushed into late January and possible into March for anything else than a black case, I contacted Fuze and cancelled my order - as I was offered by Diego - owner of Fuze . I was then told HE - FUZE could not refund my $124 but that I had to initiate a "Chargeback" as Indiegogo does not refund money.
I did so more than a month ago and today I was told by my credit card company that Indiegogo is disputing the chargeback - this despite me having emails from Fuze canceling the order and from Indiegogo saying the same.
Do consider my experience if you consider either a fuze case or dealing with Indiegogo.