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Google's now selling its Ethernet adapter for the new Chromecast with Google TV

Google's now selling its Ethernet adapter for the new Chromecast with Google TV

In contrast to the Chromecast Ultra, the Chromecast with Google TV doesn't come with an Ethernet power brick included. That might not be a problem for most people, but a wired connection is a boon for those of us who live in particularly Wi-Fi crowded areas in an apartment complex. For those who absolutely need a wired connection, Google has finally started selling the Ethernet adapter for the Chromecast with Google TV. You'll have to shell out $20 to become the proud owner of one.

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The new Chromecast with Google TV will get an Ethernet adapter, but it will cost $20

The new Chromecast with Google TV will get an Ethernet adapter, but it will cost $20

Most people use media streaming devices with regular Wi-Fi connections, but as 4K video and cloud gaming become more popular, wired internet is always a good option to have. There was some concern that the upcoming Chromecast with Google TV dongle wouldn't support Ethernet at all, but Google has now confirmed it will — with a catch.

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Control USB widgets with Google Assistant via Sonoff's new $5 smart adapter

Control USB widgets with Google Assistant via Sonoff's new $5 smart adapter

When you think about a smart home, one of the first things that comes to mind would be smart plugs. But maybe you'd like to manage some USB-powered tools ortrinkets with the touch of an app or the sound of your voice. If so, you might want to look to the Chinese accessories market as Sonoff has made what it calls a smart remote control to link your widget up with Google Assistant or Alexa.

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OnePlus nearly doubles price of headphone adapter, OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't come with one

OnePlus nearly doubles price of headphone adapter, OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't come with one

The OnePlus 7 Pro is (by most accounts) an excellent phone, but there are still shortcomings. Like most flagship smartphones these days, it doesn't have a headphone jack, but OnePlus has also decided not to include a Type-C adapter in the box. To make matters worse, the company has taken a page out of Apple's playbook and nearly doubled the price of the official adapter.

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Moshi's 2nd generation Type-C audio and charging adapter now available for $40

Moshi's 2nd generation Type-C audio and charging adapter now available for $40

The loss of the headphone jack on the Pixel lineup meant there was no way to use wired headphones and charge your phone at the same time. While there are plenty of goofy-looking adapters for the iPhone that give you a headphone jack with power pass-through, no such adapter has been available for Type-C Android phones - at least not any that worked well.

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Google's new USB-C headphone adapter promises lower latency and longer playback on Pixel phones

Google's new USB-C headphone adapter promises lower latency and longer playback on Pixel phones

Google got in the headphone dongle business when the Pixel 2 infamously axed the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack after Google made a big to-do about Apple's recent iPhone's doing the same thing in its reveal of the original Pixel the preceding year. The company has now quietly refreshed its headphone adapter, with its listing on the Google Store claiming the improved dongle provides 53 percent lower latency and 38 percent longer playback time than its predecessor.

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Sony’s pass-through 3.5mm dongle for the Xperia XZ2 breaks quick charging

Sony’s pass-through 3.5mm dongle for the Xperia XZ2 breaks quick charging

Unfortunately, the trend of removing headphone jacks from smartphones isn't ending anytime soon. Sony revealed its new flagship devices at Mobile World Congress last month, and among other major changes, there is no headphone jack to be found. Sony will include an adapter with those phones, but if you need to charge and listen at the same time, the company is more than happy to sell you a more complicated (yet still terrible) dongle.

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[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of 15 packs of BrexLink USB Type-C cables and adapters [US]

[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of 15 packs of BrexLink USB Type-C cables and adapters [US]

USB Type-C is the way of the future, and the new port can already be found in a vast array of laptops, phones, tablets, and other devices. But if you're like me, you probably have a ton of microUSB cables collected over the years, but hardly any Type-C cables. If that sounds familiar, you're in luck, because we've partnered with BrexLink to giveaway 15 packs of the company's Type-C USB 3.0 cables and Type-C to microUSB adapters.

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Google wants to sell you this USB-C to 3.5mm/USB-C adapter for $44.95

Google wants to sell you this USB-C to 3.5mm/USB-C adapter for $44.95

As you might have already heard, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL don't have headphone jacks. It's disappointing, yes, but Google has a solution if you need to charge and listen to your tunes at the same time. The only problem: it's a $44.95 solution, and you'll have this giant dongle hanging off of your shiny new phone.

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Pixel phones come with Quick Switch Adapter, can migrate data from another iOS or Android device

Pixel phones come with Quick Switch Adapter, can migrate data from another iOS or Android device

Moving all your data to a new device can be annoying at best, and one of the Pixel's newest features aims to help that. Google's Pixel devices ship with an OTG adapter, referred to as the 'Quick Switch Adapter', that allows you to easily transfer all your data to a Pixel phone. The process works with any iOS device running iOS 8 and up, as well as most Android devices running 5.0 Lollipop or higher.

So how does it work? Simply connect the adapter to your Pixel, and plug your old phone's charging/data cable into it. Once you are signed in with your Google account, you can choose what data to copy.

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