Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™

P-F8J198

Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™

P-F8J198

Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™ is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 144.
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$39.99

PREMIUM POWER IN MOTION

LIGHTNING AUDIO + POWER

The Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar makes it possible to listen to Lightning Audio while charging your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Enjoy music or talk through Lightning Audio headphones while you charge. Use the RockStar anywhere; at home, at work, in the car or on the go.

Made for: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, any Lightning device that runs iOS 10 or later

Works with: MFI-certified USB to Lightning cables

Works with: MFI-certified Lightning Audio headphones

Please note: The RockStar delivers power in to your iPhone/iPad, and only supports Lightning Audio. It does not support syncing or any other USB data, or similar protocol like Serial or UART.

 
PREMIUM POWER IN MOTION

KEY FEATURES

  1. Metal shield provides structure to protect delicate circuit board
  2. Shield prevents electro-magnetic interference from circuit board affecting phone signal and wifi
  3. Electrical firmware design makes connectors interchangeable for audio and charging
  4. MFi certified Lightning connectors carry audio and power
  5. Jacket and strain relief made from flexible, soft touch, environmentally friendly TPE
FUNCTION

DUAL FUNCTIONALITY

12W pass-through charging powers up the iPhone/iPad at maximum speed. So whether you’re listening to music, watching videos, using navigation, or taking calls, you can charge anywhere

EXPERIENCE

AUDIO QUALITY

The Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar supports up to 24bit 48kHz lossless output, and is compatible with the full ecosystem of Lightning Audio headphones. The RockStar will also support the higher power delivery required by premium or professional standard Lightning Audio headphones to deliver superior noise cancellation without the need for batteries or an additional power supply.

MADE FOR IPHONE/IPAD CERTIFICATION

"MADE FOR iPHONE" AND "MADE FOR iPAD"

“Made for iPhone” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPhone or iPad respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple specifications.

2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

The Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar is protected by a Belkin 2-Year Limited Warranty. Belkin International, Inc. (“Belkin”) warrants to the original purchaser of this Belkin product that the product shall be free of defects in design, assembly, material, or workmanship up to 2-years.

See more warranty information.

Self Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the RockStar to sync my iPhone/iPad to another device?

The RockStar delivers power in to your iPhone/iPad, and Audio out. It does not support syncing or any other USB data, or similar protocol like Serial or UART. It only supports Lightning Audio.

What happens if I plug two sets of Lightning Audio Headphones into the RockStar?

Only the first set of headphones you connect will work.

Can I use other brand (non-apple) Lightning Audio headphones with the Rockstar?

All compatible Lightning Audio headphones are supported.

See more Frequently Asked Questions

functionality capabiltiies for adapter
 
 

At A Glance:

  • Dual functionality to listen to Lightning Audio and charge at the same time
  • Supports pass-through charging up to 12W for iPhone and iPad
  • Supports up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output
  • Compatible with Lightning Audio headphones and the Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Supports remote control and microphone from Lightning Audio headphones
  • Works with Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case
  • Made for iPhone + iPad

Package Includes:

  • Lightning Audio + Charge Adapter
  • QSG (the use case rendering insert)
  • FCC Compliance insert

THIS PRODUCT QUALIFIES FOR FREE GROUND SHIPPING

Supports one Lightning Audio device and one charger only

functionality capabiltiies for adapter
  • Dual functionality to listen to Lightning Audio and charge at the same time
  • Supports pass-through charging up to 12W for iPhone and iPad
  • Supports up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output
  • Compatible with Lightning Audio headphones and the Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Supports remote control and microphone from Lightning Audio headphones
  • Works with Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case
  • Made for iPhone + iPad
Manufacturer Certification iPhone/iPad

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great product if it worked... I bought this when I first got my iPhone 7 since my car does not have Bluetooth. I can say that when this cable actually works it's great. However that is only about 1/3 of the time. I thought I had gotten a defective one but stuck with it. I finally got fed up and spend another $40 on another one and this one works about the same amount of time. Sometimes when I plug it in nothing happens but separately all of my cables work. Super disappointing and I wouldn't recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This adapter is a lifesaver! The Belkin Lightning Audio and Charge Rockstar adapter is a life saver for Apple IPhone 7 and newer users. I struggled during any car rides with wanting to both charge my phone and listen to music. On more than a few occasions long road trips with friends were put into silence as we each needed to charge our phones back up before returning to the AUX chord. However, now that I have the Belkin adapter I no longer have to pay attention to my battery life as I play my favorite tunes. Perhaps the most convenient aspect of this device is if I plug my phone in to just charge but not listen to music, and then later in the drive I want to play music, I am already plugged in and simply just have to change the function on the radio. Being able to plug one adapter in one port for two functions is ideal. Size of the adapter is perfect and the white color and shiny finish adds for a stylish high tech look.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I had no idea how much I needed this, but it is SO useful! I love being able to plug in easily and with more than one device. Love it!!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not super good i bought this two months ago and sometimes it doesn't work.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recharging Music! There's times when you don't know you need something. The Lighting Audio + Charge Rockstar is one of those items. I would have to choose between charging my phone at my desk at work or listening to music. Now I can do both! Definitely recommend! I received the Lighting Audio + Charge Rockstar as part of a promotion for my honest review.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I need. I mainly use the adapter to charge my phone at night and listen to music at my work station or in bed. When I'm trying to get real work done, I run music off my phone instead too so I use it to charge/listen as opposed to using my laptop to stream music. Build quality is nice, and its got a style similar to apple products.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a Dongle If you truly have the problem of charging your phone while trying to listen to music than this dongle might just be what you need. Quality of the dongle is what you'd expect–it doesn't feel cheaply made. It's a good product but ultimately I would spend the extra money and buy wireless headphones rather than have a dongle that contributes to more cable clutter.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have two. These work great! I mainly use one at my desk when not charging and using headphones when not using bluetooth. I also have one with my portable battery charger just in case. I’ve never had a problem using Apple lightning earpods and charging at the same time.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only worked well for a couple months I bought this a few months ago and it worked great for the first couple months and then it started shorting out and will only work part of the time! Very disappointed that it didn't work correctly for very long!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple solution... If you have a lightning cable only device this product is a no-brainer. You may have read this "no-brainer" description before in other reviews, but this is truly something that should have come with every iPhone 7 or 7+. Fortunately for us Belkin has filled this need. This device/dongle splits the only (lightning) port available and provides you an additional port to use a set of headphones/earphones and charge your device at the same time. This may be required if you use your phone while listening to headphones/earphones and need to charge your device at the same time. If you're not a fan of utilizing wireless/Bluetooth, you know this problem well. Overall, this is a clean and simple design, which I like Belkin sticking to. It's a simple dongle that has two ports at one end. In it's functionality it does work well. It's a typical quality build from Belkin, so there seems to be no worry about durability. For what this product was intended it does well and I would recommend. That being said, the dongle is big and should be reduced in size. This does still match the traditional form factor of Apple and Belkin designed adapter products, but this dongle could have be designed much smaller. For this feature, you will sacrifice the awkwardly sized dongle hanging from your iPhone. For this size they could have added a simple 3.5 mm headphone jack as well, which would be another concern. It would be a more ideal if they added a simply 3.5 mm port rather than another lighting port. Lastly, there was such a simple feature they could have added with a dongle like this, the ability to use two sets of earphones. If you're curious, no you cannot plug two powers sources into the dongle. That is understandable. That being said, I do wonder why they could not engineer the electronics to simply split the audio when two headphones/earphones were plugged in. Maybe that would be a future updated version... hint hint hint. As with any review, they can be subjective and can be based on many factors, so your intended use should be considered. In this case, I prefer that this product would take advantage of the two lightning ports and have the ability to use two headphones at the same time. Also, the size of the product seems unusually large for it's intended purpose. If these are not issues for you, you can argue this is a 5-Star product. Please keep this in mind when considering this review.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I received this a couple weeks ago and this product was very easy to use. The packaging is nice and I love how I can use this to listen to my music and charge at the same time. I have never seen this product anywhere else so I must say that I am pleased. I have had no issues with this yet and has been such a relief for me to use. The size is not too big and you can use this on any desktop or laptop. High Quality and would recommend this product to anyone!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The dongle Apple should have included in the box This dongle is such a no brainer, I'm curious as to why Apple didn't include it in the box with the iPhones 7. Regardless, Belkin has created a much needed product that is so simple to use, that there really is no written instructions - just a picture card that shows you what you can and can't do. Can't get any simpler than that. And, the product does exactly what it is supposed to do - let you charge and listen to lightning audio simultaneously. There's not much else to say about this product except that it fulfills a much needed void in Apple's dongle-filled world these days. If you haven't made the switch to wireless (ie, Bluetooth) headphones, then you need this.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as designed Get's around the problem of using lightning headphones and charging your phone at the same time. I've never been a fan of Bluetooth headphones, I just don't think the sound quality, especially from Apple devices it is never as good as wired headphones. Now that the the iPhone 7 has "lost" the headphone jack there in no way to charge and listen to wired headphones at the same time. This dongle solves this problem (for Lightning connector headphones). Granted it's not a issue except on long trips, when I'm killing the battery quickly (watching videos). So this product fits a special need that you may or may not have. But should you have the need here is a solution. I personally would like both a lightning connector and a 3.5mm headphone connector on this device, but.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Comes with dual fiction, charging your phone or tablet while listing to music at the same time.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great convenience to have! This product is a wonderful addition and convenience to have on hand. It is easily inserted into my iphone 7's bottom outlet. This Lightning Audio & Charge Rockstar allows me to charge my phone and listen to videos, shows or music with my earbuds.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice solution to a problem Everyone knows the problem with having one jack on the iPhone -- can't listen to wired headphones and charge the phone at the same time. There is a nice solution to that problem in the form of a simple splitter that allows charging and listening. Works really well, although you cannot use it to split into two headphones. Simple and elegant, just what is needed.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Allows you to charge and listen at the same time This little device allows you to use your phone to listen to music while recharging; no need to wait an hour or more while your phone battery comes up. Lightweight, just enough cord not to be cumbersome.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for headphones This is great for my little sister as she can listen to her music since the headphone jack is gone! Great job belkin
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great I like this product it is a must have for the iPhone 7 Plus. This is great for keeping your I Phone charged while you listening to music or if you talk on the phone a lot. The only drawback is I wish it had a softer more flexible cable for running or walking you have a lot of cables with the headphones and the charger and they are a little difficult to manage with the stiff cable coming from your phone.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good This product works as advertised. And it really helps when your phone is dead but you want to listen to music.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fixes the one problem with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus I was given this product in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. The Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar fixes what may be the only problem with the iPhone 7 series phones, along with future iPhones - the lack of ability to listen to headphones while charging the phone. The device is very simple to use - you plug it into your iPhone, you plug your charge cable into one side and your headphones or headphone dongle into the other. The iPhone figures out everything else for you, and off you go. Should Apple decide to drop the headphone port on future iPads, this device also has you covered. I was able to charge my 2017 iPad with the 2.4 amp Apple charger while plugged into this dongle at its full charging rate. There are other, cheaper (read - not "MFI-compliant") options out there, but you run into compatibility problems with software updates and quality control issues. For me, the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar is the only option for charging and listening to wired headphones, as it's MFI compliance guarantees that a future iOS update won't disable it. All in all, this is a good overall product for what it does.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant and usefull The lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar works flawlessly and looks very sleek and elegant while it does it. The build quality feels 1st rate and charged my phone quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very handy I have two of these-- one for inside the house and one for my car. They come in such handy for charging and listening to music at the same time. I wouldn't enjoy my iPhone nearly as much without it. Great product and haven't had an issue with it at all!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good solution to iPhone 7 problem This is a good solution to the problem of charging and listing to music simultaneously with the iPhone 7. The plug into the iPhone isn't any larger than a normal charging cord so it shouldn't be a problem with most phone cases. My only real complaint about it would be the fact that is it slightly bulky. The cord is short and stiff so it doesn't bend super well out of the way and the end where you plug the charger and headphones into is large-ish, but overall it is a good product that works well.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Music AND charging!? BRING IT ON! As an iPhone 7 Plus owner there is probably not a more practical gadget to own. The fact that I thought there would never be a gadget that would let me listen to music while charging my phone was truly devastating. However, upon hearing about this product, I felt the complete need to try it out - and I can say it was worth it! As someone who's on her phone a lot, I constantly have to charge my phone. As someone who enjoys Netflix and music - I constantly have to be on my phone! This device is connected to where the charger would go on an iPhone and allows for two other contraptions to be connected to it. I am now able to watch Netflix or listen to music from earphones WHILE CHARGING MY PHONE! The connected contraptions must have the same cord as the typical iPhone charger. Connecting cables to this gadget in no way reduces the quality. The sound quality is the same and the phone charges JUST as fast as it would if it were connected directly to a charger. There's no "interference" or "cutting off" when it comes to charging OR audio. Only thing I would change in this contraption is that I would make the cord a bit smaller. I feel as if the cord is too long and it looks a little silly sometimes. Also, I would offer it in black as well! Other than that, great product and would truly recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lighting Audio Charger This is a very handy adapter. It is easy to use and really simplifies power input and audio output.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great idea It is easy to use - nice and small- I like that I can use the ear buds and charge at the same time.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Multi functional Allows me to listen to music and charge while driving
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for music and charging This is a great solution to charing and also using your headphones. The unit itself is solid and the connector isn't flimsy, which is a plus. It does add some bulk to the phone since it's an extra connector. But that can be dealt with, since the phone charges quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great options This gives you great options with your iPhone, allowing you to charge and listen to music with a lightning jack set of head phones. Of course if you don't have headphones with a lightning jack then another adapter is required. So the addition of a standard headphone jack would make this a must have accessory.
Date published: 2017-08-28
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[…] if you're still planning to use 3.5mm headphones, it works with the Lightning adapter that comes with the new iPhones. Remote control and voice cues from Apple's headphones are also still in play.  Read More
—8 September 2016
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COMPATIBILITY

  • iPhone 7 Plus

  • iPhone 7

  • iPad Pro (10.5")

  • iPad Pro (12.9")

  • iPad Pro (9.7”)

  • iPad Air 2

  • iPad mini 4

  • iPad (2017)

  • iPhone 8

  • iPhone 8 Plus

  • iPhone X

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