• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Audio & Charger

    • Written by Alice Y from Broken Arrow

    Worked great for about three weeks, then it stop working. Really hate this no longer works, wouldn't recommend this product. Which I had done my research prior to purchasing. However, since Best Buy states Apple recommend this dual adapter I assumed it would work for infinity, what a disappointment.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY was the headset jack removed from the iPHONE ?!?!?!?!

    • Written by Amy M K from Plano

    This device is first and foremost a PHONE for making and RECEIVING phone CALLS !!! Every other function is SECONDARY to phone calls!
    No one currently makes a reliable splitter that allows the phone to charge WHILE using the 3.5mm earbuds for phone calls - this greatly hampers business use-age! iPhone 6 is the last model w/ a headset jack. I will not upgrade to a different model until the headset jack is again separate from the charging port. Please Apple, please return our cell phones to functional standards :/

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced junk

    • Written by Elizabeth D from Columbia

    For the ridiculous price of this little gadget I expect it to work for at least a year. Nope. Been using this dongle for six months and it stopped recognizing my headphones then stopped working altogether.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps breaking

    • Written by Zack R from Bedford

    I have had two of these both less than six moths and they have broken they are so poorly made due to the lack of available products and lack of care

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead in the box

    • Written by Jared F from Bloomington

    First time use would not charge, Can listen to music only. Returned it.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only worked for a month.

    • Written by Steven D from Chicago

    I had a different 3rd party adapter previously but had to 'upgrade' when I purchased an iPhone Xs, as it refused to recognize the adapter I already owned. The Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar performed its job for 30 days, at which point it also ceased to be recognized by my device. The phone has no issues connecting to any other lightning connection, but the power and the audio connection for this dongle have completely failed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My Cat's Fur Ball is of Greater Use Than This

    • Written by Joyce S from Dollard Des Ormeaux

    Unreal, that the guy at the Apple store today was fully confident that this will allow me to use my Ur Beats for calls and listening to music while my phone was charging on my desktop dock. Have wasted more than an hour since buying this, this afternoon to have it work literally for 14 seconds and then cut out, (more than once) what a waste of my time and money. It is going back tomorrow. How stupid that I can't use my headphones with my phone charging on the dock. Seriously, at least with the fur ball, I know my cat's digestive system is working.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Lisa M from Coquitlam

    When charging and listening to music at the same time there is a huge amount of static coming through the speakers. When I remove the charge plug the sound is reasonably clear. This is very disappointing. The whole point of this thing is to be able to charge the device while listening to music through a 3.5 audio cable as a line out to a stereo or headphones. This is an epic fail that is very expensive for the consumer. I sure wish I'd read the reviews here before dropping $40. on this piece of junk.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give 0 Stars if possible

    • Written by Robert W from Gnas

    Huge, cumbersome design makes this already a pretty horrible “solution” to an annoying inconvenience. But I’m fine with it, since I’m too much of an Apple fanboy, lol. Either way, this garbage dongle stopped working out of nowhere not even 2 months after purchase. Skimming this product review page, I’ve noticed in sock, I’m far from the only one. Rather go buy wireless headphones instead.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it but need it

    • Written by Camille B from Harvey

    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?

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by William L from Concord

    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.....

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Product

    • Written by Karen A from Orlando

    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.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product failed 3 purchases

    • Written by Susheel Sarat Chandra S from Herndon

    Purchased 3 Times, all three didn’t last for more than 3 months, I’m surprised how apple would allow such products to market on their website. Why don’t Apple make it one of them(2 in 1 adapter).

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Marc L from Wädenswil


    I dont know in which way this can help me if i write & hate on this &“!€&!?“ adapter...
    however when i plug in my headphones (even if there is no music/sound playing) it makes a disturbing noise every 1/2 seccond, and it wont last!

    What now?

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on and off

    • Written by Ertugrul M from Marietta

    It toggles between charging and charging I have to unplug it and plug it again.I told the wire was broken so I bought a new one but it does the same thing with my iPhone 8 Plus.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Chad M from Chapin

    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...

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will break in 3 months under normal use!

    • Written by Aaron D from Shaker Heights

    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.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give this zero stars

    • Written by Kate P from Verona

    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.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much trash

    • Written by Lily B from asheville

    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.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had two...both failed.

    • Written by Vic P from Kristiansand

    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!

    16 of 18 people found this useful