• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive for short life

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had read reviews before purchase!

    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!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product bad price

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent issue

    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'

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too cheap to be this expensive

    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.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So I’m impressed

    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

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

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

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last long

    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.

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It hates the cold!

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Want my money back

    Bought 2. Both failed quickly. Nothing like audio kicking to live iPhone audio at night while the wife is sleeping.

    Both worked for a little while. Worse than worthless now. Thanks Belkin.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible

    Ordered this charger through the Apple Store, received it, and it didn't work out of the box. I too have an older phone, and my headphones all have 3.5mm cables, which I had hoped this would be useful for. I attempted to use the standard Apple 3.5mm earbuds thinking it was my Bose headphones, but neither worked. Imagine my surprise that on the same day I unboxed this adapter, I was not able to return it through the Apple Store. Very disappointing and a huge waste of $$, never again.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless Product, Doesn't Work

    Would give 0 stars if I could. While it was frustrating enough to purchase similar, cheaper products that weren't Apple approved and have them not work properly or break easily, it was truly infuriating to spend $35 on this product in Apple's own store and have it NOT WORK STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. How is it possible that they've designed a phone that's not actually practical to use as a phone?! I use my phone to make a lot of conference and work related calls throughout the day so it dies all the time because I have to choose between using headphones or charging. It's ridiculous that I can't charge my phone and use headphones at the same time (unless I buy wireless headphones which drain battery faster than the old audio jack headphones). Or heaven forbid you travel and are frequently on a plane ride over two hours because you'll have to choose between using headphones for in-flight entertainment or charging your phone. And no, I don't think I should have to blow $350 to buy new wireless noise-cancelling headphones when I already have a great Bose set just because the one I have requires an audio jack in the phone. Apple, if you're going to make stupid changes to all your new phones, the very least you could do is make your overpriced accessories (that are now necessary to make the phone function for everyday use) in such a way that they actually work. Because all I accomplished with this purchase was a long return process to waste my time.

    369 of 387 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with iPhone X

    Works as intended, only early days but a great solution.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after three days

    I rarely write reviews. Had the adapter for three days and then stopped working. I think wires broke just before lightening adapter. Wrote belkin-they did nothing. I bought in apple store but live to far away to be worth returning the product.

    58 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking Problem

    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.

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've been through 4 of these in a year. The charger constantly goes out. For $40, I feel like it should definitely work for longer than a couple of months. Unfortunately this is the only option available so I just have to keep buying them

    299 of 311 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish item

    Broke after 12 days of light use. Just stopped working・

    117 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken/Doesn’t Work Properly

    I bought this along with my iPhone 8 because my favorite pair of headphones have a jack, but if I move it when I’m using it, the sound in the headphones cuts out completely and the phone stops charging. I tried with multiple headphones to see if they were the problem and not the adapter but it is 100% the adapter. I will be taking this back.

    230 of 235 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, while it worked

    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

    46 of 47 people found this useful