Belkin’s new Lightning audio + Charge RockStar offers dual functionality for charging and listening. The accessory has been closely developed with Apple, which plugs into the lightning connector outlet making it possible to use lightning audio headphones to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter and charge your iPhone at the same time. The accessory is available for purchase in India, and is priced at a promotional value of Rs 3,999 for a limited period. However, maximum retail price of the accessory is Rs 4,999. Do note, the accessory was launched abroad last year, and has now made its way to India.
With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple took a courageous step to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. While that contributed to a sleek design, it also contributed to a lot of criticism, because the aux on the headphones was replaced with a lightning port, which the device also uses for charging. In other words, an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus user could either listen to music using headphones or plug in the charger. Naturally, to combat this issue, many accessory makers have released a crack to this problem, and so has Belkin.
The adapter supports pass-through charging up to 12W for iPhone and iPads, and up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output. The adapter is compatible with Lightning Audio headphones, as well as the Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. Also, the Lightning audio + Charge RockStar adapter supports remote control and microphone from Lightning Audio headphones, and it works with the Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Cases too.
Written with input from BGR.in