Belkin Debuts 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar for Charging an iPhone While Listening to Music

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Belkin today announced the launch of its new 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter, which joins its existing Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar adapter to allow users to charge their devices and listen to music at the same time.

The Audio + Charge RockStar is designed for iPhones that lack a 3.5mm headphone jack, which includes the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and upcoming iPhone X.


A Lightning connector on the adapter plugs into the Lighting port of an iPhone, providing both a 3.5mm headphone jack for use with standard headphones and a Lightning port where you can plug in a Lightning cable to charge at the same time that you listen.


Belkin has built 12W pass-through charging into the Audio + Charge RockStar, so your iPhone will be able to charge at maximum speed. It supports any audio jack that uses a 3.5mm connector and is compatible with most cases.

Belkin's 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter can be purchased from the Apple Store for $34.95 or directly from Belkin for $34.99.

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38 months ago
Welcome to the future (it's not what you expected)
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38 months ago
A year late.
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38 months ago

Welcome to the future (it's not what you expected)

This isn’t the future. It’s not letting go of the past.
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38 months ago
I don't know about the quality of this adapter at all, but please people stop with all the 'get over the past' comments, it's just silly. There are advantages and disadvantages to both wired and bluetooth headphones, but it's still ultimately just about getting audio from the data on the device to analogue sound waves you listen to. You want lower quality cable-free earphones that regularly need charging then fine, but don't pretend you are the Jetsons. ;)
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38 months ago

What’s next? A cassette tape adapter? I mean come on folks it’s 2017. Just get some modern headphones and be done with it!

Not everyone needs it for headphones. I need mine for the aux in on my car's radio.
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38 months ago

This isn’t the future. It’s not letting go of the past.

Hear that everybody? Throw your old headphones into the trash. Didn't you hear, they're from the past! Still using your old-fashioned oven and stove? Get with the times and toss those dinosaurs and cook in a microwave. It's 2017, for crying out loud. Get it through your head: when something new comes out, you buy it and abandon all of your old technology immediately. What's so hard to understand about that?
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What’s next? A cassette tape adapter? I mean come on folks it’s 2017. Just get some modern headphones and be done with it!

You do realize that people still happily buy and use headphones with cords, right? And that they don't have to deal with batteries, or pairing, or Bluetooth compression?
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For that price you better off buying some bluetooth earbuds.

So... get rid of your high-end headphones and buy some cheapo bluetooth versions? Great advice. :rolleyes:
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