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

  • 2.5 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

      412 of 519 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

      309 of 385 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

      250 of 297 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Amazing! I think not!

      For the guy who said he doesn't understand all the one stars reviews and for those who felt that 4stars was the best rating for this over priced excuse for tech For the guy who said he doesn't understand all the one stars reviews and for those who felt that 4stars was the best rating for this over priced excuse for technology are living in outer space! You are obviously not using this adapter on a regular basis! I suggest to you and others reading your dribble who have rated this "thing" as "amazing" I'm guessing are being paid by apple/belkin for a false reviews! I have had to replace this adapter 5 times in the last year! It keeps shorting out and refuses to let my earphones to work! I have even tried to reenforce the cable but to no avail. I have bought and returned other after market adapters which do not work at all and are being sold falsely to work with iPhone 7 or 7 plus mostly because they use the older round earphones jack. This is a design issue with apple by them removing the designated headphone and charging ports! Until they figure this out I suggest buying another cell phone completely that has two ports that support charging and earphone function. Of course if you live in that world where you are kissing apple/Belkin butts and are being paid for false reviews.

      • Written by Mike R from Bellevue

      2 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazing! I think not!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      It works okay, but slows down charging.

      I've been using this regularly at my desk for almost a year now. The quality seems fine and I've had no issues with usability or sound quality. It does seem to I've been using this regularly at my desk for almost a year now. The quality seems fine and I've had no issues with usability or sound quality. It does seem to slow down charging though. If I need to actually get some power into my phone quickly, I have to unplug this thing.

      • Written by Amanda M from Oak Park

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It works okay, but slows down charging.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Pretty much perfect operation

      I'm able to use a charger and (so far) every lighting accessory I've tried in the other port. The only con to this is that it's a bit large and bulky, but it's I'm able to use a charger and (so far) every lighting accessory I've tried in the other port. The only con to this is that it's a bit large and bulky, but it's the only lightning "splitter" on the market that I've tried that works flawlessly. I bought a second one that stays with my battery pack so I can use headphones and charge while on the go. The other one is at my desk at work or it goes in my bag.

      • Written by Taylor H from San Jose

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Pretty much perfect operation

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