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 while 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

    Did You Notice?

    Works with MFI-certified Lightning Audio headphones.

    Apple Recommends For

    Charging your iOS device while listening to music wherever you go.

    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

  • 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

      324 of 413 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

      225 of 288 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

      181 of 222 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Works sometimes.. would not recommend

      I use this to charge my iphone 7 and have audio headphone jack at the same time. I have to unplug and plug the audio port in several times to make it work. At t I use this to charge my iphone 7 and have audio headphone jack at the same time. I have to unplug and plug the audio port in several times to make it work. At times the charge stops and then I've got to unplug everything to make it work again. I got this via Apple in New Zealand. For almost $100 NZD this is a complete ripoff and my third party accessory worked far better. Basically a terrible accessory.

      • Written by Paul B from Auckland

      14 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works sometimes.. would not recommend

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      "This accessory is not supported by this iphone"

      Bought this to use in my car with a 3.5 mm aux cable and charger since apps like Waze and Pandora seem to drain my battery. My iphone 7 will charge but the aud Bought this to use in my car with a 3.5 mm aux cable and charger since apps like Waze and Pandora seem to drain my battery. My iphone 7 will charge but the audio will not play. When I plug the phone in, after about a minute, the error message "This accessory is not supported by this iphone" appears.

      • Written by Jason B from Carlisle

      21 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?"This accessory is not supported by this iphone"

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Product only lasts a few months. I am on my 3rd since Nov 2016

      I actually blame Apple for a poor design, however this Belkin adapter has gone out twice now. I am on my third replacement. What a pain! The first one, one o I actually blame Apple for a poor design, however this Belkin adapter has gone out twice now. I am on my third replacement. What a pain! The first one, one of the charging sides went out for headphones. Apple replaced it after nearly 3 months of use. Now it has been 3 months since the replacement and the adapter must be shorting out because when plugged in my phone constantly makes the charging noise over and over again. Apple should not have removed the headphones jack which is why this adapter is necessary for anyone who wants to use headphones and charge their phone at the same time. If Apple located the lightning connection on the top of the phone instead it would likely last longer - either that or they need a 90 degree angle plug to avoid the cords always being at a bad angle.

      • Written by Melinda M from Corona del Mar

      18 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Product only lasts a few months. I am on my 3rd since Nov 2016

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