Charge and listen at the same time – Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar

Macworld Australia Staff
13 September, 2016
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Last week we noted concern with using Lightning-connected headphones and charging your iPhone 7 at the same time.

Belkin has responded with their new Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Developed closely with Apple, Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar plugs into the Lightning connector and makes it possible to use Lightning Audio headphones or the Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter and charge your iPhone at the same time.

Only one charging device can be connected at one time – so there’s no connecting two chargers to fill your new iPhone’s battery faster.

The Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar offers dual functionality for charging and listening. Whether you want to charge in the car, on the go or at home, the Belkin adapter makes it possible to listen to Lightning Audio and power your iPhone, simultaneously.

The adapter is designed to work with the full ecosystem of Lightning Audio headphones and there’s no need to remove your phone case while using it.

Features include:

  • dual functionality so you can listen to Lightning Audio and charge at the same time
  • compatible with Lightning Audio headphones and Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • supports pass-through charging up to 12W for iPhone and iPad
  • supports up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output, and
  • works with the Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case and battery packs for on the go charging.

Availability
The new Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar will be available mid-October for a RRP of $59.95 on www.belkin.com.au, and at Apple retail stores.

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  1. Glen says:

    This is ridiculous! So now we need to lug this thing around. Such a stupid move from Apple :-(

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