Pioneer’s Rayz headphones have a handy built-in charging dongle for iPhone 7 owners.

When Apple released the iPhone 7 without a headphone jack, it was the end of an era.  Headphones with Lightning connectors are gaining in number, but many introduce another problem in that you cannot charge and listen at the same time. With its new Rayz Plus earphones, Pioneer lets you do both.

Pioneer’s Rayz headphones have a pass-through Lightning dongle built into the cord, which lets you plug your charger in while the headphones are attached to the iPhone’s own Lightning jack.

The earbuds have other features that make them a little more innovative than a standard pair of cheap headphones, including adaptive noise canceling and a function that auto-pauses your music when you take the earbuds out.

The adaptive noise cancelling is supposed to “adapt to your ear and the world around you,” which it does by using six microphones to create a scan of your ear for a more personalized experience.

Pioneer’s new earbuds also have their own iOS app that allow you to control EQ and program a “smart button,” which lets you do things like bring up your favorite app, mute calls and more.

The Pioneer Rayz Plus headphones are priced at $149.95. There’s a $99.95 Pioneer Rayz headphones as well, but it comes sans the charging port. The Rayz Plus is available in Brown and Grey, while the Rayz is available in White and Grey colour variants.

Neither model is available now, but Pioneer says that the earphones will be sold via OneCall. For more information on the new Rayz line, see the company’s website.


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