Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™

P-F8J198

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Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™

P-F8J198

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Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™ is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 202.
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MFI Certification

"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 performance standards.

PREMIUM POWER IN MOTION

LIGHTNING AUDIO + POWER

The Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar makes it possible to listen to Lightning Audio while charging your iPhone. 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.

Works with:

  • Any Apple device that runs iOS 10 or later, including iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7
  • MFi-certified Lightning to USB cables
  • 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 Static while watching videos I bought this dongle and while it works great for music, when I’m watching videos it creates a horrible static sound that renders the video unwatchable.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible item. this is the third replacement Unfortunately this is the only compatible apple product - this item does not work - and I use it every day for my job. it keeps shorting out - either the earphone stops working, or like today, the charging port stops working. unbelievable.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great This product works great. However, I did not find it to be an essential item to have. To be honest it is already misplaced somewhere in my home.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not function I got this today to use in a 2010 Chevy Equinox because the USB connector in the car will play music from my IPhone 7 but not charge it. It starts to charge then the phone says it does not support this device. When I connected it to the lightning end of the USB outlet no music will play through it. Not sure if this is a problem at Chevy’s design but with no music it is useless.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from when it works, it is great, when it doesn't, well I purchased the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™ about 11 months ago at one of the retailers that sell it in the Atlanta International Airport or it might have been at the local BestBuy. At first it worked great, then it slowly was not working, playing the music about 70% of the time through the Bose headset into my new Iphone 8Plus. I replaced the Bose headset, I got Apple to replace the connector and now I am still having the same issue. In my opinion it has to be the Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar. I didn't keep my receipt but I have the product, and it is within the two year warranty period. Will you replace it? If so how do we handle it? Thank you in advance for your help.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from doesn’t work i bought this a month and a half ago and now it doesn’t work. the music plays right out of my phone instead of through headphones.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was Dandy until... I bought this in August and after 2mos the cord started to tear at the top, although it was mostly rested flatly. After 3-4mos of purchase, it completed shorted out due to the tear in the white covering becoming 3/4cm long. I wish I would’ve have wrapped it before it had gotten this out of hand or they were wire-wrapped and didn’t short so easily.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good Concept That Fails Quickly Bought this adapter in August 2017. For two months I though it was great as it allowed me to charge my iPhone 7 and use my audio player in my car. After that it frequently caused the audio on the iPhone to revert to the phone speaker which obviously does not work and defeats the purpose of this Belkin device. I thought that maybe the phone was the issue. Numerous reset attempts and on line searches turned up nothing. I then switched the charge cable with the audio cable on the Belkin adapter. This fixed things for a while which indicated that the adapter and not the phone was the issue. Now the same problem has returned. My best guess is that something in the Belkin adapter just wears out quickly, maybe just a simple connection. In any event, this has been a big wast of time and money. Too ad as many people have cars that need a 3.5m audio connection.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love it but one issue Love the idea of this! Worked great when I first bought it! However now it’s not consistently charging. It pulses like the charging cable is being unplugged and then replugged. I’ve tried the charging cord with the adapter and without the adapter, and it’s charges consistently without the adapter. Maybe something got knocked? But the audio part is fantastic. Hope that I can get the charging part sorted out.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible!!!! It does not even work!!! The headphone part won’t work. The music is not in the headphones, it’s just playing like there’s no headphones.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stop Working I bought this a year ago and it stopped working on Monday
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn’t last long Had this a few months and now can’t get sound through my ear buds. It still charges the phone but no audio. From other reviews looks like a common problem. Sent an email to the company with no response.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn’t work I bought this product 2 months ago when I bought my new iPhone. Any tweak of the cable and the audio disconnects. This is extremely irritating because I only use this while I’m driving. It causes me to constantly fidget with it until the audio comes on. I always end up disconnecting it and plugging my audio cable in directly to my phone instead.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great company, great product I have been buying Belkin products for years, including routers, intelligent switches, and, most recently, headphone adapters. This latest headphone adapter for the iPhone X is outstanding, and does everything it is claimed to do with no issues whatsoever. I have needed Belkin support twice for product information and replacement, and they have outstanding customer service. I highly recommend both this product as well as Belkin support, both world class!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from For iphone 7 I received this item in exchange for a review. I have had it for a while but didn't know how I could use it. After checking the web site I found out this item is for iphone 7 and I have a 6 S. This is used to allow you to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time. I thought I could use it to just charge my phone or ipad since it is short and compact and easy to carry around. I tired to plug in my mini usb for the purpose of charging either of the above but found out that the input port looks like it takes a micro usb but does not. So, I can't really use it to test it out. That is why I had to give it a 3 star rating. If, it is anything like the portable charger I received it is probably a 5 star item. The quality of all the Belkin items I have purchased is very good. Maybe when I upgrade my current phone I will have a use for it.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Product, does not work Have had this for less than a year. From day one it has been intermittent on when it would work, and now it just does not recognize either the earbuds or the charging cable.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wish it still worked... I bought this shortly after purchasing my iPhone 8 in late September and I'm already having issues getting it to continuously work. My most recent issue has been my phone not recognizing my earbuds when they are plugging into the adapter even though my phone still recognizes them when they are directly plugged into my phone. I really loved being able to use this adapter and really wish it still worked for the price and the short amount of time I've been using it.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after five months of normal use Lasted less than five months before breaking with normal usage. Very expensive product to break after such a short time.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worked great until... I bought this adapter around April at Target so I could keep my phone charged while listening to music and podcasts in my bluetoothless car. The adapter worked great until about a month ago when it started shorting out. I thought it was just something with my 7 so I rebooted, and it seemed ok until yesterday. Today I rebooted again, nothing, I have tried jiggling the cords to see if one of the cords was bad, nothing. To make sure it was the adapter and not anything else, I finally unplugged the AUX cord and plugged it directly into my phone, and found that there were no problems if I bypassed the adapter. Thought about spending another $40, but it really does not seem like a good ROI so now will just listen until I have to charge.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This does the trick You can thank Apple for requiring products like this. Now I can listen to music and charge my phone at the same time. Please be aware - just as the item description says: You can only use these ports for audio and charging. Not for data transfer.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not able to evaluate fairly Honestly, I've not been able to use this product with my equipment so cannot give a fair opinion.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, If You Need It Full disclosure: I was sent this product to review it. Honestly, it works great for its intended purpose. I was able to charge my phone and connect Lightning headphones at the same time. I didn't notice any difference in sound quality between plugging the headphones into this product or plugging them straight into my iPhone. They also work perfectly with the 3.5 mm to Lightning adapter provided by Apple with my phone. The RockStar feels sturdy and uses Apple's signature look well. If it weren't for the Belkin logo on the Lightning plug, this could easily have been mistaken for something made by Apple. It also couldn't be simpler to use. Plug it into the iPhone and plug your headphones and power cord into either available port. There are only two things I could think of to make this product better. First would have been to have one port be a 3.5 mm jack. I only have the one pair of lightning headphones Apple provided and the adapter. I have a pile of old headphones though. My second thought would have been, if you have two Lightning ports on the adapter, let it be used to plug in two sets of headphones to act as a splitter. This may be a limitation set by Apple and not the product itself, but it would add a level of use to the RockStar. If you use Lightning headphones or 3.5 mm headphones with a Lightning adapter, this is a great product to be able to listen to music while you charge your phone. Personally, I use Bluetooth about 99.9% of the time, but I'm glad I have this product for those times I can't.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great No bluetooth on my stereo; but I can plug in when I get home, charge up, and listen to my music.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should get one Belkin really stepped up and created something every iPhone owner needs. I use this adapter every single day in my car and during my lunch. It works perfectly and is very reliable. I've never had a problem with it. I love how the color matches the original iPhone cables and the build quality is excellent.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent adapter to charge and play music. Unit is typical quality build like Belkin products overall. Maximizes the potential to play music and charge your phone at the same time. Simple to use and built to last.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Life Saver I think most of us have been there...your phone is losing power and there isn't a socket around to plug into...do you turn off your phone to save what power you have or do you hope to find a place to charge it. The RockStar Charger has helped me charge my phone when I needed it the most. It is light weight, easy to use, and after charging my phone I still had power left over. Great for emergencies.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Features In all fairness, I have only used this for one month, therefore I feel this review may be a little premature. Each time I have used the audio charger it has worked just fine. I have to say I like the concept of charging your phone while listening to your music. Word of caution, this product is not a splitter, it charges your phone while listening to music.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good It's a high quality apple product accessories. Especially when you struggle with apples new standard for after iphone 6, this could save your life.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unwanted necessity With the removal of the iPhone's headphone jack, there's only one place to plug in for power, headphones and accessories. While I hate dongles, this is a handy addition to keep in my car or on travels as it allows me to power up my iPhone while listening to music, which is critical in keeping me happy while drivings. Solidly crafted and the white matches all my other Apple accessories.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly Very happy with this product. High quality construction and works exactly as advertised.
Date published: 2017-11-01
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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

COMPATIBILITY

  • iPad (2017)

  • iPad Air 2

  • iPad mini 4

  • iPad Pro (10.5")

  • iPad Pro (12.9")

  • iPad Pro (9.7”)

  • iPhone 5/5s

  • iPhone 6

  • iPhone 6 Plus

  • iPhone 6s

  • iPhone 6s Plus

  • iPhone 7

  • iPhone 7 Plus

  • iPhone 8

  • iPhone 8 Plus

  • iPhone SE

  • iPhone X

"Made for iPod," "Made for iPhone," and "Made for iPad" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

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