Belkin Announces First Official Third-Party Lightning Accessories

Posted November 5, 2012 at 7:05pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8548 views

Belkin today announced that it will launch two new accessories designed for Apple’s Lightning connector, a hardwired car charger and Charge + Sync dock.

The new accessories are the first official third-party Lightning accessories available in market.

“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 Car Charger for Lightning (F8J075) $29.99
● Updated version of Belkin’s best-selling, slim-profile car charger
● Hardwired 4' Lightning cable included
● Over-voltage protection to protect device
● MFi certified
● 10 watt, 2.1 amp
● Available in Black

Belkin Charge + Sync Dock (F8J057) $29.99
● Case-compatible
● Cable not included; for use with Apple-branded Lightning connector cable only
● Foldaway AUX jack
● Cable channel for easy cable feeding
● Removable magnetic base
● EarPods audio-out port for headphones or speakers

Lightning accessories from Belkin are available for pre-order now on and will be available starting in mid-November.

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Reynardt - November 6, 2012 at 1:59pm
Hate Belkin. They're products look very modern, but that's all that sells. Under the hood, the stuff are very flimsy and just cheap, at high prices. Pfff, go figure.
Matt - November 5, 2012 at 7:26pm
I would think most people would have a car-charger that has a USB port, then connecting your existing (or additional on for $20) iPhone-lightning port cable into the unit. Viola! No need to get a new car charger. Seems like this would be cheaper than buying a whole new cable for $30...
Matt - November 7, 2012 at 10:57pm
Not everyone that has an iPhone has a high-end car, jackass. Plus even if you want to use the specific $200 adapter for your BMW (for instance), then this news doesn't even apply to you. Way to miss the point....idiot. P.S. Just to clear things up, I was speaking of a USB-cigarrete-lighter (about $15), that then has USB on one end and the iphone connector on the other end. I believe most cars, if not all cars have a cigarett-lighter jack in them.
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