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$5 off the going $12 price, bringing it in line with no name versions. Mine arrived in less than 48 hours in full sealed retail packaging and works great with my note 10.

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Had 3 of these quit working before giving up on them. I was leaving them in my car, so maybe the temperature tolerance is low.
That's very strange. I doubt the Apple DAC is the problem. I have been using my dongle with my laptop, desktop, and phone without issue. However, Android only has Audio Device Class 1.0 and mishandles the majority of such dongles so you'll get 2/3rds output volume. This is not an issue with the dongle, but with AOSP not being up-to-date regarding USB audio device support. To clarify, this issue only occurs when used with an Android device.

From an audiophile perspective, it's one of the best buys you can make. You won't find a better USB-C DAC/amp dongle under $50. The audio output is extremely clean and will adequately power most consumer-grade gear.

The Pixel dongle, on the other hand, is not. If you have tried the Apple dongle and need higher volume, try the Pixel dongle. Google manually whitelisted it to output full gain rather than 2/3rds (happens to Apple, Samsung, and many other dongles as well). I believe Target is selling the Pixel 3 dongle (2nd generation dongle), which is inferior to the Pixel 2 dongle in distortion, dynamic range, and power. The first generation dongle (that came with the Pixel 2) is decent and will likely satisfy most consumer demand. The difference between the 2nd gen dongle and 1st gen (or Apple dongle) might not be meaningful enough to matter at $5-$10, but if volume is adequate I would definitely recommend the Apple dongle. It outputs full gain on my laptop and desktop and has worked perfectly for me the past year. I believe all three mentioned dongles support OMTP and CTIA, which are the ways to pinout the mic and buttons (remember how old EarPods had buttons but would not operate on most Android and Windows devices?), so any headset with a mic/button should work.
I use it with my Note 10+ and it works well.

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Great price. Anyone try this on an hp laptop with windows 10? I had the apple version but people said the microphone would cut off the beginnings of words.
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Great price. Anyone try this on an hp laptop with windows 10? I had the apple version but people said the microphone would cut off the beginnings of words.
That's very strange. I doubt the Apple DAC is the problem. I have been using my dongle with my laptop, desktop, and phone without issue. However, Android only has Audio Device Class 1.0 and mishandles the majority of such dongles so you'll get 2/3rds output volume. This is not an issue with the dongle, but with AOSP not being up-to-date regarding USB audio device support. To clarify, this issue only occurs when used with an Android device.

From an audiophile perspective, it's one of the best buys you can make. You won't find a better USB-C DAC/amp dongle under $50. The audio output is extremely clean and will adequately power most consumer-grade gear.

The Pixel dongle, on the other hand, is not. If you have tried the Apple dongle and need higher volume, try the Pixel dongle. Google manually whitelisted it to output full gain rather than 2/3rds (happens to Apple, Samsung, and many other dongles as well). I believe Target is selling the Pixel 3 dongle (2nd generation dongle), which is inferior to the Pixel 2 dongle in distortion, dynamic range, and power. The first generation dongle (that came with the Pixel 2) is decent and will likely satisfy most consumer demand. The difference between the 2nd gen dongle and 1st gen (or Apple dongle) might not be meaningful enough to matter at $5-$10, but if volume is adequate I would definitely recommend the Apple dongle. It outputs full gain on my laptop and desktop and has worked perfectly for me the past year. I believe all three mentioned dongles support OMTP and CTIA, which are the ways to pinout the mic and buttons (remember how old EarPods had buttons but would not operate on most Android and Windows devices?), so any headset with a mic/button should work.
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Will this work with the note 10. I've read Samsung note won't use properly work with other dongles?
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Will this work with the note 10. I've read Samsung note won't use properly work with other dongles?
I use it with my Note 10+ and it works well.
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Will this work with the note 10. I've read Samsung note won't use properly work with other dongles?
I guess you missed what the OP said, it works well for his/ her Note 10. 🤣
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Whats the point of going to usb-c only when you have to buy all these damn converters because hardly anything is compatible?!? As the old saying goes, if it ain't broken than don't fix it!
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Whats the point of going to usb-c only when you have to buy all these damn converters because hardly anything is compatible?!? As the old saying goes, if it ain't broken than don't fix it!
But now I think the new saying is, if it ain't broken.. Make it tiny lol
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But now I think the new saying is, if it ain't broken.. Make it tiny lol
Very true lol
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For those wondering... This works very well with the Tab S6. I bought it for this price in bulk packaging from eBay. Yes, it is expensive for something that probably costs very little to make, but I couldn't find cheaper options that was reviewed as well as this one. I tested it on my S10+ (even though it has a headphone jack) and it works on that as well.

I tried to stay away from buying devices that didn't have a headphone jack for as long as I could but a nice deal on the Tab S6 came up and I caved.
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Had 3 of these quit working before giving up on them. I was leaving them in my car, so maybe the temperature tolerance is low.
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Anyone know if there would be any issues with a Galaxy S20 Ultra?
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Will this work with the note 10. I've read Samsung note won't use properly work with other dongles?
I don't know about the note 10 but it does not work with samsun s6 tablet. Buyer beware
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