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Sprint Product Ambassadors: LG G Pad F2 8.0 and the Courageous Headphone Jack

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There are a small handful of devices on the market without headphone jacks.  This makes it difficult, but not impossible to use your headphones, usually through the use of some kind of USB to 3.5mm adapter.  Which means that you have to remember where you put the little adapter dongle, and oh yeah, you can’t listen your headphones while charging your device.

 

Unless you are using Bluetooth headphones.  I have nothing against Bluetooth headphones.  Some are pretty good.  None are as good as what you can get with a really great pair of corded headphones though.

 

The G Pad F2 8.0 courageously comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.  This is handy for listening to music, watching movies, and Skyping with friends and family.  It's awesome that LG is still including this necessary feature on their phones and tablets, but what about the future of this tiny port?

 

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35jack4.PNG35jack7.PNG35jack1.PNG35jack6.PNG35jack2.PNGMicrosoft is trying to save the 3.5mm headphone jack once and for all.  In October, Microsoft filed a patent for a collapsible headphone jack and it’s ingenious!  The argument against jacks is that you have to make the phone or tablet thicker.  But a collapsible jack will allow thinner phones while still being useful.  Of course all of this is moot with the G Pad, because it is both thin and has a jack.  Anyway, here are snippets of the patent application.  It’s pretty cool, and I hope that Microsoft licenses it to other companies in the near future.

 

You can get a FREE LG G Pad F2 8.0 with 24-mo. installments and $149.99 in service credits to cover the costs. $0/mo. after $6.25/mo. service credits (applied w/i 2 invoices). Subject to credit. Reqs. 24 mo. installments and new line activation. Taxes due at sale. Early termination results in remaining balance due. Details and restrictions at sprint.com

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee