Dual lightning cable for charging and headphones - possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cameronjpu, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. cameronjpu macrumors 65816

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    Not being able to charge and listen to headphones is going to seriously crimp my normal use pattern - I drive around all day from stop to stop, so my time to both take phone calls and keep my phone charged is on the 3 20 minute drives I do most days. My car doesn't have bluetooth, and I hate how it sounds anyway. Really prefer and like the wired headphones plus mic situation I have now. So the question I have is - why couldn't their just be a single lightning to dual lightning adapter? If the lightning connector has power-in lines and audio/mic in/out lines, why can't a device separate those two sets of lines into two different ports, so that one can be connected to the headphones and the other to power? Seems like it should be doable. Am I nuts?
     
  2. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure they'll make a cable that works like the hdmi adapter which will allow charging while in use.
     
  3. se1000 macrumors 6502

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    the dock does this today, so there's no reason why someone couldn't make a dongle
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Isn't it illegal and dangerous to have headphones on while driving? o_O
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 603

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    depends on state. In some you can have headphones in one ear, similar to how you'd use a bluetooth headset for phone in car.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Was assuming OP would put both in his ears and not 1 ear dangle it ;)
     
  7. cameronjpu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, not if you just have one in. And as I look around at the dummies holding their phone with their shoulder while they try to parallel park, I feel like a paragon of driving safety as I keep both hands on the wheel.
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    Even if I did - what's the difference - they don't block out outside sound, and I'm not playing music through them, this is just phone call stuff. Doesn't prevent you from hearing.

    Do you drive under the speed limit everywhere you go, or are you just here to troll?
     
  8. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    http://abc7news.com/politics/california-law-regarding-earbuds-goes-into-effect/1143846/

    Dangerous driving is not just about one or 2 handed, but mostly about "distraction"; you can use all the single eared or bluetooth headphones you want. IF you're distracted, you will one day crash. When you understand this, you'll become the real paragon of driving safety.
     
  9. cameronjpu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately in this real world, people drive distracted, and I have and will continue to do so until my car drives itself, despite all lectures from online nannies. So my goal is to make that as little distraction as possible while being as effective as possible at doing what I'm going to do anyway.
     
  10. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    ok. I just hope, given your attitude, in this real world, you only hurt yourself and not some other poor bloke on the streets.
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    Troll? Hardly. the easy solution is for you to get a pair of Bluetooth headphones honestly but it's your call.
     

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