Belkin iPhone 7 Adapter Lets You Listen to Music While Charging

Belkin iPhone 7 Adapter Lets You Listen to Music While Charging
  • The accessory will enable listening to audio and charge at the same time
  • It will be available starting October 10
  • The accessory sports two Lightning ports for dual functionality

The removal of the 3.5mm audio jack has given manufacturers the opportunity to bring in alternate accessories to fill the gap. Apple itself launched a bundle of accessories, like the AirPods and the Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter to compensate for the nostalgia that may be created. The inability of listening to music with wired headphones while charging the iPhone 7 will also possibly see more sales for Apple's Lightning dock. And now, Belkin has designed a new accessory which will let you use the charge the iPhone 7 and used Lightning-powered audio devices at the same time.

(Also see: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Price in India and Release Date Announced by Apple)

The company has launched an adapter called Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar for the iPhone 7. It comes with two Lightning ports which essentially will allow you to use the newly introduced Lightning EarPods and the Lightning cable for charging. This accessory costs about $39.95 (roughly Rs. 2,700) and will be available starting October 10 on the Belkin website, the Apple online store and Apple retail stores.

(Also see: iPhone 7 Drops the 3.5mm Headphone Jack: Pros and Cons)

Belkin claims that it worked closely with Apple to build this product. The adapter supports 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output, and remote control and mic support for Apple-made headphones. "We're excited to offer the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar to our customers, extending our family of RockStar multi-port products and creating an easy way for people to charge and listen on the go," Steve Malony, VP, GM Belkin said.

Apple is bundling the Lightning EarPods and the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with every iPhone 7, but if you happen to lose them, a replacement will cost you Rs. 2,500 ($29 in US) and Rs. 900 ($9 in US) respectively.


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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to More
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