• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy it!

    • Written by Bridget A from Truth or Consequences

    This product doesn’t work and neither does any product on the market right now. I can’t believe Apple did this and is so irresponsible and responding to getting a working product to its customers. All the hundreds and hundreds of dollars spent on headsets and now I can only listen with a specific one. I have a $350 pair of Boes that I can’t use. Apple makes these changes and expects the market to keep up with whatever they do and sometimes it takes years before that happens all the while the customer is the one who suffers. Get with it Apple, get your customers a product that allows them to charge their phone and listen to their heads sets at the same time!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work...why does Apple sell this?

    • Written by David K from Concord

    Wanted to be able to charge iphone XS in car and plug headphone jack into car music system. Charging stopped working in less than a month. Audio connection flaky...sometimes just plays though phone speaker instead of routing to headphone jack. I paid for an expensive adapter thinking it was sanctioned by Apple... I guess I was wrong... don't waste your money

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $40 for a Month of use

    • Written by Samantha S from Westland

    Bought this with my new iPhone XR to use in my car. I drive a lot so I need to charge my phone so it doesn't get drained from the maps function, and so I can play my own music. It doesn't charge as quickly but I expected that. It makes a buzzing sound when music isn't being played, but I can deal. When it died after about 45 days of use, I was irate. Thankfully (or not?) I'm not the only one who's had this issue. Problem is, this is the only product of its kind and I'm forced to buy another or listen to the radio. Apple, stop forcing us to buy more of your products by removing simple things from your phones.

    13 of 13 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.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked right out of the box

    • Written by Jeff N from Nazareth

    I use headphones for hours each day while on business calls and need a way to keep the phone charged. After buying a no-name adapter that did not work on my iPhone8, I checked out this product. I was very apprehensive due to the negative comments, but decided I did not have a better alternative and could always return it to the nearby Apple store if it did not work. I plugged in the adapter, connected the headphones and made a call with no problems. I connected the charger and the phone charged while I talked on the phone. I am very happy. The only reason I did not give it a 5* rating is I'll wait to confirm that it continues to work for at least a year.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Teddy H from Dallas

    Trash. Doesn’t work straight out of the box, extremely disgusted in Apple right now.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life span horrible price

    • Written by Matthew C from Holtsville

    It works great for a few months and then breaks. I’ve been through this so many times it’s fristrating. You think after years of them eliminating AUX jacks that they’d at least master an adapter that lets me charge my phone and use headphones. It’s pretty embarrassing. Great way from them to get $35 from you every 4 months.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked Great for me!

    • Written by Alex C from RSM

    I know a lot of users have complained about this unit but it worked for me with my old school headsets.

    15 of 22 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.

    26 of 27 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.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had read reviews before purchase!

    • Written by Lewis J from Richardson

    The quality of the conductive material in this dongle is very poor. Even with very light use this thing worked only a short while before the slightest movement of it causes the connection to disconnect. For $35 I would expect superior quality. I'm surprised Belkin puts their name on this piece of trash. I made sure the female port on the new phone was clean. Everything works but this hunk of junk. A RIP OFF!!!

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product bad price

    • Written by Jeffrey C from Maybee

    I got the adapter for Christmas and it really changed my life. It worked really good for a long time, it only stopped working for me because I set my phone up on my stomach when I’m on it and the wires broke in the adapter, but that’s my fault. In my opinion the product is a little overpriced I mean I think 15-20 dollars sounds like a better deal.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent issue

    • Written by Emelia A from Oxley

    I have two of these, one is still working fine thankfully but my other one has issues with the charge, nothing wrong with the cable because I can use it fine outside of the adapter but when passing charge through the adapter if it moves it will cut charge in and out which can be very annoying when I don't realise its not charging. This product is the 1st time I have ever had an issue with something made by Belkin which makes think apple have rushed them and their process to get this out to market because they wanted to be 'different'

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too cheap to be this expensive

    • Written by Simon B from Midlothian

    I've only used this in my car so the entire thing essentially never moves and yet somehow the wiring has become faulty to where the audio is hit and miss. I haven't had any problems with the charging capability (unlike other reviews so I guess I'm "lucky") but now when I move my shifter and I happen to bump this thing the audio will just cut out. At that point, I have to start moving the cable portion around and hope I find that sweet spot where it works again. If this were a $5 product, sure, I get it. But for $40? No. I expect better from Belkin. I may have to rethink that expectation. This thing isn't worth the money. It's built on the cheap.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So I’m impressed

    • Written by Milly G from newhaven

    So unimpressed with this product. I’ve had this product since the 17th of April. We are now the 23rd of may and it’s stoped working. Just over a month it’s lasted me!! I need my music to help me because of my anxiety. It helps to have my music playing when I go out places otherwise I struggle to cope. Paying £29.99 plus shipping is was too expensive for a product that lasts for a month. And you can’t just buy them off amazon either because apple have blocked them with the IOS updates so the ones I got online didn’t work either. I’m now headphoneless and have no money to buy a new set because of the price unless I borrow off family although they probably will only last a month again. There is no damage to the outside and they look fine. Apple said the best thing I could do would be to phone belkin so I did that (dreading to see my phone bill after they kept me on hold for ages plus she couldn’t understand a word I was saying) And belkin said I could return them to them and they would Check them over and then they would return me a new one but I don’t have the time to faff about with all of that. I’m a chronically ill person who just wants her music back now not in a very long time

    62 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Darien H from LANSING

    Purchased this product from the Apple store in December. It worked intermittently until it finally died in March. Tried to exchange it for another but was told I now have to go through Belkin since I had the product longer then 14 days. Extremely disappointed!

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    • Written by MATHEW T from Brooklyn

    Horrible product. Returned first that worked for a weekend. Second just broke after 2 weeks. DO NOT BUY!

    46 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last long

    • Written by Stuart R from GLASGOW

    Bought as Christmas gift, has had some light use and 4 weeks later it has stopped working. Disappointing as I bought from Apple to ensure the quality.

    86 of 89 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful