Here’s a weird market gap. Most modern phones use USB-C to charge. Increasingly, they forego a headphone jack in favour of using Bluetooth. Peachy!
But all of the Bluetooth headphones that I can find are charged via Micro USB. Which is bloody annoying! I want to charge my phone, laptop, camera, games console, and headphones from the same charger.
Even looking at the wholesalers on Ali Express – there are plenty of wired USB-C headphones, but an absolute dearth of wireless ones.
What gives? Do people with ultra-modern phones really want to carry around multiple charging cables? Are all the manufacturers waiting for a critical mass of phones before they change?
To be fair, Qi is slow and does require a larger surface area than most earbuds will provide. Hmmm… I wonder if the physical size of the USB-C connector makes manufacturers reluctant to adopt it?
Back in 2009 I successfully switched to Micro USB for all my gadgets. It looks like this decade’s switch is going to take a bit longer than expected…!