HTC has announced that it will no longer use proprietary headphone jacks and is switching to 3.5mm connectors for all its new phones. But for Stuff.tv forumites, that's just not going far enough. When will Sony Ericsson, Samsung and LG (among others) make the change too?
Colonel C8, who brand himself a "enraged [Sony Ericsson] Xperia toting tech consumer", opened the debate: "Please start punishing phone manufacturers by making it a rule that they cannot get five star reviews if their device does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Slnging an adapter in the box should not count either!"
Hill Rhys agrees: "I do wish manufacturers of phone would institute universal 3.5mm headphone jacks when they change all the chargers. It would be a great benefit to consumers and would mean people like us wouldn't come ranting onto forums." Last month the major manufacturers agree to develop universal phone chargers.
Meanwhile Mr Mojo had a seriously radical solution for gadget lovers: "Too bad people won't just stop buying phones. It'll be the only way the phone manufacturers will ever listen to consumers on how phones 'should' be built instead of them telling consumers what to buy!"
What do you think? Can a phone with a proprietary headphone jack be deserving on the coveted 5 star Stuff rating? Does the need for adaptors enrage you? Hop over to the forums to have your say or unload your rage in the comments at the bottom of the page.