• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for about 2 months...

    • Written by Brett N from Placentia

    I just got a iPhone XR and I love the phone but couldn’t charge it and use headphones simultaneously, so I looked and I found this product. It was recommended by the tech support and I bought the expensive one thinking it would last. It did for about 2 months then either stopped charging, my phone gave me a notification saying “This accessory is not supported by this device”, or it would just randomly stop putting audio through my headphones and start using my phone speakers. I use my phone for a bit of gaming and this annoyed me a lot. You would think a 35$ product would last longer than a few months, let alone apple themselves supporting the product and my phone saying it is incompatible. I still like apple products but I wish I did not make this mistake.

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's true--lasts only a couple of months before dying

    • Written by Stephen C from Ottawa

    I saw the complaints about this stopping working after a little while and I chalked it up to complaining and whining. However, they're telling the truth. Bought this a couple of months ago. I park in a heated garage so it was OK, but I noticed that if my car is outside in the cold for a while, it wouldn't work until I warmed it up. Now on Saturday, I guess the cold broke it because it's dead. Even warmed up it won't work. So, like everybody else complaining, I have to shell out another $40. This is nuts. I'm going to make sure I don't leave it in the cold anymore.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Audio Quality.

    • Written by Elvert B from Rio de Janeiro

    My iPhone 7 sounds great with its original lighting cable but it sounds poor using the Belkin 3.5 mm Audio + Charge Rockstar. I am a pro musician. Tests were made with hight quality home stereo system and studio pro audio. I will return the product to Apple Store in Rio de Janeiro.

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by Cavla J from Lakeland

    I purchased this thing about 4 maybe 5 months ago so i could still use my 3.mm ear plugs.. Well it has already started cutting back to the phones audio and i have to unplug each piece to get the playback via the headsets. These things are like $50 bucks to be a piece of junk.

    45 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive for short life

    • Written by Henry B from Kansas City

    This thing worked great...but only for a few months. Then it started to short out and eventually not only ruined the lightning port on my phone but it eventually stopped working altogether. I would buy another one if they weren’t so expensive. For 35 bucks it should last a lot longer than a few months.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It hates the cold!

    • Written by Robert F from Ottawa

    I bought this product to use in my car so that I could both charge my phone and play audio using the 3.5mm audio line-in jack to my stereo. I didn't want to purchase just any adapter, so I thought I could rely on one sold through the Apple Store.

    Initially, the Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge Rockstar worked perfectly, and I was very pleased with its functionality. However, I discovered that it has a major reliability problem when the weather is cold (I am in Ontario, Canada, and encounter the problem whenever it is -5 and below in Celsius). When the Belkin Rockstar is cold, and until the car interior heats up and warms the device, the audio cuts out and the phone acts as though the 3.5mm jack has been removed. Sometimes the charging also fails to register on account of the cold. Removing and reconnecting the 3.5mm jack or the Lightning cable only causes the problem to repeat.

    This is a really frustrating problem and it takes a lot of enjoyment out of my drives, since I cannot enjoy my music and podcasts for relatively short drives, and it is inconvenient and even slightly dangerous to attempt to disconnect and reconnect cables once I am driving and the car has had a chance to warm up. I like the device -- when it works -- but I wouldn't recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking Problem

    • Written by heather H from Morgantown

    Pricey for what it is. Works fine in my Jeep since the iPhone does not work well with the UConnect system. Biggest problem I have with this charger is that I get shocked when using it with earbuds at my desk. Feels like bee stings in my ears. Earbuds are fine when not running through this charger.

    66 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, while it worked

    • Written by Sophia V from Alpharetta

    when I initially got this I was very pleased that I finally found a product that worked for this purpose. However, after a month of very gentle use, the cable no longer works and audio cuts out and it makes a staticy noise when it does produce audio

    63 of 64 people found this useful