Apple vs Google in a headphone dongle price war is so 2017

Apple vs Google in a headphone dongle price war is so 2017

The company has been selling a USB-C to 3.5mm jack for a whopping $20 through its online store. Google's just reduced the price of this dongle from $20 down to $9.

This might not seem like a big deal to most everyday average tech users. Google heard the rumblings about the headphone jack, but they decided that the benefits outweighed the potential negative effects, like lowered unit sales numbers.

The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL has been a sticking point for some.

Following some minor outrage last week that the Pixel's USB-C to 3.5 mm dongle cost an exorbitant amount, Google slashed the price of the accessory today.

But in contrast to Apple, who sells a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter for only $9, Google's pricing decision was a bit ridiculous. Now that the Pixel 2 is well on its way to market, Google's got to amp up the head by dropping the price. The first one comes free - it's only after you lose that first one that you've got to buy another. As such, the Google Store listed that adapter for sale.