Belkin have just announced their first set of third-party Lightning connector accessories, which consist of two separate accessories including a wired car charger and a Charge + Sync dock, which are actually the first of their kind available on the market so far.

The Belkin Car Charger for the Lightning connector which is an updated version of their previous car charger but with a Lightning cable included instead of the older 30-pin connector, the charger is MFi certified and is available in Black.

The Belkin Charge + Sync Dock which is can be used n conjunction with a case, and simply allows you to charge and sync your iPhone whilst in the dock, there’s a foldaway AUX jack, a removable magnetic base as well as a EarPods audio-out port, however the cable itself will not be included.

Both of the accessories will be available to pre-order from Belkin’s UK website from November 7th for around £25, and will begin to ship mid-November, however the products are available to pre-order in the US from today.

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(Rushden, UK) 5 November, 2012 – Belkin today announced that it will launch two new 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 Belkin Lightning accessories 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. “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 (F8J075btBLK) – £24.99/€29.99  ?

Belkin’s best-selling slim profile car charger  ?
Hardwired 1.2m Lightning cable included ?
Over-voltage protection to protect device ?
Made for iOS certified ? 10 watt, 2.1 amp ?
Available in Black  

Belkin Charge + Sync Dock (F8J057) – £24.99/€29.99  ?

Case-compatible ?
Cable not included; Uses your own Lightning cable ?
Foldaway AUX jack ?
Cable channel for easy cable feeding ?
Removable magnetic base ?
EarPods audio out port for headphones or speakers 

Belkin has been a trusted brand creating solutions to complement the Apple ecosystem for almost 30 years. Beginning with its first product, the “Hamlet” printer interface back in 1985 to the introduction of the first iOS-based Wi-Fi home control product, WeMo, in 2012, Belkin is well known for creating innovative, market-leading accessories that enhance and protect Apple’s products. Belkin continues that tradition with the first third party accessories for the new Lightning connector. 


Lightning accessories from Belkin are available for pre-order from 7th November on and will be available starting in mid-November. 


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