Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar

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  • Overview

    The Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar offers dual functionality for charging and listening to your iPhone or iPad. Whether you want to charge in the car, on the go or at home, the adapter makes it possible to listen to Lightning Audio and power your iPhone, simultaneously.

    Dual functionality

    12W pass-through charging powers up your iOS device at maximum speed. So whether you’re listening to music or watching videos, using audio navigation or taking calls whilst you charge there’s nothing slowing you down.

    Lightning Audio

    The Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar supports Lightning Audio with up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output for clear conversations and flawless music playback.

    Case compatible

    There’s no need to remove your iPhone case to connect your Lightning Audio headphones or your charging cable, since the Lightning + Audio Charge RockStar works with most cases.

    Highlights

    Listen to music and charge at the same time

    Lightning Audio with up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output

    Supports pass-through charging up to 12W for iPhone and iPad

    Compatible with Lightning Audio headphones

    Supports remote and mic control

    Compatible with Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

    Requires iOS 10 or later

    What’s in the Box

    Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar

    Quick install guide

    Tech Specs

    Connections: Lightning

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: F8J198dsWHT

    UPC or EAN No.: 745883724253

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two-year limited

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing

      There are two big use cases this adapter does not support: 1. This adapter does not work with Apple's Smart Battery Case. You must remove the case before the There are two big use cases this adapter does not support: 1. This adapter does not work with Apple's Smart Battery Case. You must remove the case before the adapter will function properly. 2. This adapter does not pass data through to your laptop. It's no longer possible to develop iPhone applications or sync your iPhone while listening to music on your iPhone at the same time. These two use cases were previously supported when the iPhone had a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It's also worth pointing out that this adapter does not function as a headphone splitter, even though it logically makes sense to support that functionality on something that appears to be a splitter.

      • Written by Michael H from Seattle

      629 of 796 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Disappointing

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      �� This adapter is kinda useless.

      For $40 dollars and being bought from Apple, I expect this adapter to work with iTunes and Xcode. You know, so you can actually listen to music and work/play at For $40 dollars and being bought from Apple, I expect this adapter to work with iTunes and Xcode. You know, so you can actually listen to music and work/play at the same time. Ridiculous waste of money! Infuriating.

      • Written by Timothy K from San Francisco

      485 of 595 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?�� This adapter is kinda useless.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Beware if you utilize Apple's Smart Battery

      This Belkin accessory has compatibility issues with the Smart Battery for iPhone 7. I own the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. I purchased 3 of the Belkin units. They w This Belkin accessory has compatibility issues with the Smart Battery for iPhone 7. I own the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. I purchased 3 of the Belkin units. They work fine with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, however, when utilized with the Smart Battery it simply does not work. To be honest, perhaps 1 out of 10 times it works. Not consistent. Belkin's support was completely useless and a waste of time.

      • Written by Steven T from Bellmore

      398 of 470 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Beware if you utilize Apple's Smart Battery

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Only worked for a month.

      I had a different 3rd party adapter previously but had to 'upgrade' when I purchased an iPhone Xs, as it refused to recognize the adapter I already owned. The B I had a different 3rd party adapter previously but had to 'upgrade' when I purchased an iPhone Xs, as it refused to recognize the adapter I already owned. The Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar performed its job for 30 days, at which point it also ceased to be recognized by my device. The phone has no issues connecting to any other lightning connection, but the power and the audio connection for this dongle have completely failed.

      • Written by Steven D from Chicago

      Is this review useful?Only worked for a month.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      My Cat's Fur Ball is of Greater Use Than This

      Unreal, that the guy at the Apple store today was fully confident that this will allow me to use my Ur Beats for calls and listening to music while my phone was Unreal, that the guy at the Apple store today was fully confident that this will allow me to use my Ur Beats for calls and listening to music while my phone was charging on my desktop dock. Have wasted more than an hour since buying this, this afternoon to have it work literally for 14 seconds and then cut out, (more than once) what a waste of my time and money. It is going back tomorrow. How stupid that I can't use my headphones with my phone charging on the dock. Seriously, at least with the fur ball, I know my cat's digestive system is working.

      • Written by Joyce S from Dollard Des Ormeaux

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?My Cat's Fur Ball is of Greater Use Than This

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Interference!

      When charging and listening to music at the same time there is a huge amount of static coming through the speakers. When I remove the charge plug the sound is r When charging and listening to music at the same time there is a huge amount of static coming through the speakers. When I remove the charge plug the sound is reasonably clear. This is very disappointing. The whole point of this thing is to be able to charge the device while listening to music through a 3.5 audio cable as a line out to a stereo or headphones. This is an epic fail that is very expensive for the consumer. I sure wish I'd read the reviews here before dropping $40. on this piece of junk.

      • Written by Lisa M from Coquitlam

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Interference!

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