The second (and likely last) snap-on accessory for the Essential Phone is here. Essential’s Audio Adapter HD can now be purchased for $149 through the Essential Store.
The Audio Adapter HD has been in the works for some time (recently hit the FCC, picked up software support for it) and we’re actually kind of surprised it ever arrived for purchase. Essential has all but ditched making phones and the original Essential Phone is now over a year old. Still, it’s here for those who need high-quality audio and a headphone jack.
And that’s the sell from Essential. This Audio Adapter HD features a high-resolution ESS Sabre DAC with hardware MQA rendering. We’re talking an audiophile-grade amp made from machined titanium that has LED lights to tell you the level of content being played. And yeah, it adds a headphone jack to a headphone jack-less phone.
To attach to your Essential Phone, all you’ll do is slap it on the backside where its PINs are. That’s at least kind of handy.
Interested? Have at it.