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.

  • 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

      584 of 736 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

      448 of 553 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

      368 of 433 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Hate it but need it

      Like so many others, I've only rated this one star because zero stars is not a possible option. I have gone through 6 of these. Yes, 6. At this point, I believe Like so many others, I've only rated this one star because zero stars is not a possible option. I have gone through 6 of these. Yes, 6. At this point, I believe I'm the crazy one for still falling for this product. Apple forces us to need this product though. What a design! To force us to buy AirPods, isn't it?

      • Written by Camille B from Harvey

      Is this review useful?Hate it but need it

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Lighting to 3.5mm + Charger -- no longer supports telephone calling

      Losing the headphone jack for lots of iPhone customers is huge inconvenience. I do not like wireless headphones since another thing to lose or fail to have char Losing the headphone jack for lots of iPhone customers is huge inconvenience. I do not like wireless headphones since another thing to lose or fail to have charged. But I can live with the adapter although poor customer service for Apple to now make you buy one to use your existing 3.5mm headsets. But you cannot charge and use headsets at same time which is big problem. So, I purchased Belkin adapter and it stopped working for phone calls after a month. For $34 it was outrageously expensive to fix a problem that should not have arisen in the first place. That it is so shoddily made and there is no explanation as to why it failed or if fixing is an option, is doubly disappointing. Shame on Apple, shame on Belkin. Oh well.....

      • Written by William L from Concord

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Lighting to 3.5mm + Charger -- no longer supports telephone calling

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Faulty Product

      Purchased the accessory yesterday and it worked fine all day. Today I attempted to use it, and the audio function is not working - cannot talk on the phone and Purchased the accessory yesterday and it worked fine all day. Today I attempted to use it, and the audio function is not working - cannot talk on the phone and charge the device simultaneously. I am so disappointed that I have to take more time out of my day to go and exchange this, or return it and find a different solution. Apple claims that one of the reasons for removing the headphone jack was to have more space to introduce new technology. The decision to remove the jack was in no way innovative, it is just a huge inconvenience to your customer based that relied heavily on it and have no interest in wireless earphones. At the very least, give customers an option - make new models with and without the headphone jack option. Also, perhaps making the phones a little bigger to incorporate the new technology that you removed the jack for could be explored. It could give you the additional space needed without putting a large piece of your customer base through this degree of anguish. I can comfortably say that if the jack is not reintroduced on upcoming models, this will be the last iPhone I purchase. Thank you.

      • Written by Karen A from Orlando

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Faulty Product

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