Belkin launches 3.5mm + charging adapter for iPhone
Last year, with the arrival of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple took the step of eliminating the classic 3.5 mm jack connector. for headphones with the idea of encourage the use of wireless headphones, like the AirPods that, strategically, presented that same day. Another option was to use the included Lightning to Jack adapter (to use any model of headphones), get yourself some headphones with a Lightning connector. Now we have another option.
The well-known accessories firm Belkin has launched the 3.5mm audio adapter + RockStar charging, a small accessory that will allow you to charge your iPhone and use headphones with a classic connector simultaneously. The most curious thing, in addition to its high price, is that the Apple has also started selling it in their stores.
Listen to music and charge your iPhone at the same time with the Belkin RockStar adapter
There is no doubt about the usefulness of this new accessory that Belkin has brought to the market for the mod? price of 34.99 euros However, it is ironic that, under the excuse of eliminating cables from our lives, Apple sells this accessory in its stores. Come on, it pushes us to replace a cable that was previously free for an accessory that now costs us € 34.99. Yes, I know that the manufacturer is not Apple, but the Cupertino company gives its approval both with the MFi seal and by selling it directly.
Belkin’s new RockStar looks like something out of Apple’s own cable factory. In a pristine white finish, has at one end a male Lightning connector that you connect to your iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or X. While at the other end it offers a female Lightning connector and a 3.55 mm jack plug. In this way you can connect an external battery or connect it to the electrical current, while listening to your favorite music through headphones or speakers.
What do you think about the idea? Are you planning to get this adapter?