Apple launched its new Lightning connector along with iPhone 5 last month. Ever since the launch a lot of users have been waiting for third party Lightning accessories. The wait has finally come to an end, as Belkin has announced its new range of Lightning accessories designed for Apple"s Lightning connector – a hardwired car charger and Charge + Sync dock.
These new accessories will be the first third-party Lightning accessories available in market and are the first of several new Lightning accessories from Belkin that will launch this year.
“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 in the company press release.
Further Martin added, “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 Key features
- 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
- 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
These two new accessories released by Belkin are now up for pre-order at the company website. The accessories will cost $29.99 (approximately Rs 1,600) each. The shipping of the accessories will start on November 15.
Belkin was the first 3rd party manufacturer to develop accessories for the 30 pin connector in Apple devices. The company had been associating with Apple since 2003.