• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be named "It won't last"...

    While the splitter works initially, I have had two of these now and both have broken during light use. The first didn't last 6 months. The second didn't last 3 months before cutting out. I made sure to plug & unplug by pulling only on the hard plastic covering the plug (no pulling on the cord).

    I don't know who Belkin is using for their technicians, design, & quality control but they all need to be fired. Absolute garbage product...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will break in 3 months under normal use!

    I should know, I’ve purchased 3 from the Apple store. Each time, they failed just OUTSIDE the return period.

    I thought the first one was a fluke, and with the second I swore “never again!”

    The third time, I got smart and wrapped the whole cord with electrical tape, since it seems like that is the failure point...failed in 4 months instead of two!!!

    If I could give this piece of junk zero stars, I would. Frankly, I give Apple zero stars for recommending this product and not having an OEM option ready for the iPhone 7 launch.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give this zero stars

    This adapter was $35, which is frankly quite a lot for an item that we never previously had to have (because we had a dedicated audio port as well as a charging port). However, I listen to a lot of music and baseballs games during the workday so I often need to charge up before the workday is over. This thing worked well for about a week - I could charge and listen at the same time. Then the audio jack died - it will go in and out, which is embarrassing because all of a sudden, the sound starts blaring out of the phone with no notice. Then the charging died - which means this thing is totally useless. If this were an off-brand charger not endorsed by Apple, that would be one thing. But the fact that this died WITHIN A MONTH AND A HALF while being the "Apple Certified" version of this item is infuriating. DO NOT BUY.

    Also Apple, get a clue. I don't think it's unreasonable to want to be able to charge and listen (the way we ALWAYS have until this ridiculous form factor came out) at the same time. And no, I'm not interested in bluetooth speakers as their price point is too high.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much trash

    I purchased this when I got my phone 8, in less than 2 months, it had already stopped working. It stared by the sound cutting out here and ther, but it then very quickly escalated in to saying that it was not comparable with my phone. I complained to belken, so they sent me a new one for free. That was a month ago. It’s broken again. I will not be getting another one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had two...both failed.

    This adapter is an embarrassment, or at least it should be. I've had two, and both failed at about the same six month point. Save your money, do not buy this sad excuse for an adapter!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    # have failed within months of purchase

    This thing may cost me my marriage. I use it only at night and keep it on the bedside table (not abused) after a couple of months intermittently it loses connection with the audio of the phone. I put on a book to go back to speed, sound comes out of speakers and my wife wants to kill me. STEVE WOULD NOT BE HAPPY!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never worked once... tried everything-

    I never even made it as far as seeing if my ear phones worked.... it never even charged my phone without audio....I was fortunate to have had this happen so soon so i could refund it.

    I will try not to gripe too much about Apple- because I keep buying their products regardless of how much they use and abuse their buyers.... they know fully well people will still purchase their product- so that makes ME crazy.

    But I will say this: Belkin is awful.... third product I purchased that was overpriced and was faulty from the get go. Where I feel I DO deserve to hate on Apple is the fact that they recommend such an awful product- “the dual charge blocker”

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Worked for a week and then suddenly headphone jack no longer worked. I don’t recommend buying this product I’m sure you can find a different one that isn’t as useless as this one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought it was finally happy that i could both, charge and listen to some music at the same time. Doesn’t even work. Bring back normal jacks you get enough money why are you adding more unnecessary stuff to sell?

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unimpressive solution.

    It's clunky, expensive, and I have to turn my iphone8 on/off for the device to work. But I no longer get the "this accessory may not be supported" popup on the phone constantly as I did when I tried a cheaper alternative. Really disappointed this is the direction Apple is pushing customers. I am uninterested in wireless headphones, I miss the simple headphone jack.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money.

    For one month it worked perfectly. Now it no longer transmits audio, nor does it charge consistently. I’ve tried it both with and without the Apple battery case but the results were the same. Expensive and downright awful. How Apple could recommend this to any customer is beyond me.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with irig duo pro

    Won't work like an extra port to use irig duo pro haven't tried with a power supply plugged into the duo. Also hs=ent tried with a powered usb hug

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought this to power my ik irig pro keyboard into my iPad and charge it at the same time bought from an Applestore at their suggestion £40 !!!!!
    Must at least cost £1 to make... Doesnt work, Doesn't see keyboard... I'm in Portugal I've sat down to work and all I've done is mess about with this expensive piece of junk ....... Frustrated .......

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    This thing was great for around the first 2 months I had it. Audio won’t play through the adapter anymore even though I’ve kept it in good condition. Hopefully mine was just defective!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for 6 months, now getting shaky

    I had loved this product for the past 6 months, and then about 2 weeks ago it sometimes doesn't seem to want to work at all. If I unplug it altogether and start playing around with unplugging it from my MacBook, then just audio, then plugging the USB back into the MacBook, sometimes that makes it work but sometimes that doesn't work either. Seems like it has a short or something. I called Belkin today and although he had no answer for me at first, once I mentioned that I now have an iPhone 8, he latched onto that and pointed out on their website that it doesn't mention it will support the iPhone 8. Unfortunately it started happening 2 weeks ago, just before I got the iPhone 8, so that definitely isn't the reason. 6 months isn't sufficient for a product that that has no moving parts.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Have this device connected to a Blackweb Speaker. I am in a building with 3G service so I need to keep the power connected to the phone to keep the battery charged. Connected device to a Belkin FM converter so I could hear music in my 2004 Trailblazer with no aux connection. I love the sound coming out of the Blackweb speaker and my car stereo has not sound this good since I bought the car. I use Apple Music and watch Netflix and it works great. I don't know why there are so many bad reviews.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Craptastic piece of crud

    Like everyone else the audio quits working after 5-6 months.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have gone through 2 in six months

    I purchased two of these. One for my car and one for bed. The one for my car is still working but the one for bed dies every three months. I’ve gone through two and I need now I need a third. I thought maybe the first failure was a fluke since the one in the car is just fine. After two months, the headphones stop working and after three both stop working. You have to be so still for them to maybe work but as soon as you put the phone down...nothing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work in cold weather!!!!!!

    I ordered (through Apple) the Belkin 'Charge Rockstar' right after I got my iPhine 7 in the fall of 2016. It initially it worked fine but when cold weather set in, it wouldn't work if left in a cold car overnight. The Charge Rockstar would have to warm up (temperature-wise) before it would work in cold weather! NOT KIDDING!!!
    I contacted Apple for a replacement. They sent me a new Charge Rockstar. It did the exact same thing, would not work if left in a cold car overnight until it warmed up (temperature-wise).
    What a piece of junk!!!!!!!
    I've had 7 iPhones over the years and have always loved them. All improved over the previous version until the iPhone 7 when they got rid of headphone jack. I, like others, need to be able to stream music and charge at the same time. And, I am forever losing Apple's small adapter to use headphone through the lightning port.
    I curse the day Apple ditched the headphone jack, now I'm going to find a phone with a headphone jack........

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  • 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 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.

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