Belkin Announces First Official Third-Party Lightning Accessories

While a number of vendors have been launching unofficial Lightning accessories while Apple works to bring official partners up to speed on the new standard, Belkin today became the first official vendor to introduce accessories using the Lightning connector.

“Belkin was the first third-party manufacturer to develop accessories for the 30-pin connector back in 2003, and we are thrilled to be first to market again with solutions for the new Lightning connector,” said Martin Avila, general manager of Belkin’s core division. “People are eager for Lightning accessories and Belkin’s give them a reliable way to keep their new iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini or iPod touch charged, protected, and ready to go.”

belkin lightning car charger
Belkin's first two products include a car charger and a Charge + Sync Dock, each priced at $29.99. Belkin is currently accepting pre-orders for the new accessories, which will begin shipping by November 15.

belkin lightning dock
The car charger is the only one of the two products to actually include a Lightning connector from Belkin, as the dock simply accommodates the standard Lightning to USB cable offered by Apple.

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Top Rated Comments

DB2k Avatar
153 months ago
gip

how is the dock a "lightening accessory" its a lump of metal with a hole. You have to provide your own Lightening to USB cable to make it work.

that is a gip.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iGrip Avatar
153 months ago
$30 for a car charger?

That is insane.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
croooow Avatar
153 months ago
Great to see a 3rd party Lightning cord but I will just stick with my USB car charger adapter.

I purchased an extra USB/Lightning cord from Apple but I would also like to be able to charge other devices.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
croooow Avatar
153 months ago
It's the tone of your text

Let's all relax and be supportive of google not this disparaging attitude.
I would guess that JHankwitz was relaxed when he made a comment directed at iGrip. It seemed to be a valid comment which you took personally and then asked for a moderator to take care of.

You need to relax and understand that not all comments on Internet sites are going to be 100% cheerful and positive. JHankwitz could have been a lot more negative with his comment if he wanted to attack iGrip (again, not even directed at you)

This comes from the person calling someone a "prick" (https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16178751#post16178751)? What was the tone of that text? Would he appreciate the attitude?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JHankwitz Avatar
153 months ago
Maybe I will.

Look I don't appreciate the attitude

Mods?

Who has an attitude here?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nuckinfutz Avatar
153 months ago
Would prefer not to have an integrated lightning cable in the car charger. I won't buy another that isn't plain ole USB.

The Dock is half-baked. Nice but if you got to run your own cable you may as well make your own dock.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)