If you wanted to charge your iPhone and listen to music via headphones, Apple’s Phil Schiller actually recommended users to get the Lightning Dock, a $50 accessory that some people feel would have been completely unnecessary had Apple not removed the headphone jack in the first place.


The good news is that if you wanted to do both, Belkin has the solution for you in the form of the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar which is priced slightly cheaper at $40. This accessory basically plugs into the Lightning port on your iPhone 7/7 Plus and then it splits into two extra Lightning ports where one port can be used for charging, and the other used for headphones.

However like we said it only provides two Lightning ports, meaning that your headphones will have to be of the Lightning variety. Alternatively you could connect the Lightning adapter that is bundled with the headphones, but then again this would result in a rather long and messy setup which we’re guessing not many of you guys will be too fond of.

In any case this is an alternative if you’d rather not spend money on the Lightning Dock or a new pair of Bluetooth headphones. No word on availability but Belkin has listed the device on its website as coming soon.

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