Well known accessory manufacturer “Belkin” has announced that it will soon be shipping the first official third party accessories based on Apple’s Lightning connector cable. The first accessories will be a rather innovative charge and sync dock and a car charger.
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.
The Belkin Charge and Sync Dock can be used with or without a case on your iPhone 5 and comes complete with a folding Aux jack. The jack enable you to dock you iPhone 5 but still listen to music via headphones as the dock has its own Aux Port at the back. If you don’t want to use the Aux Port you simply fold it down out of the way. The dock will be available on November 15th and costs $29.99; you will have to use your own Lightning cable as it doesn't come with its own.
The Car Charger with Lightning connector is simply a car charger with a Lightning connector. It does offer a one piece solution for your car charging needs and has a rating of 2.1 amps; so it should charge your iPhone 5 in a timely manner. The Car Charger will again be available on November 15th and will also cost $29.99.
It is good to see a high profile manufacturer eventually getting some Lightning accessories out of the door, it seems like it has been a long wait for things to happen so hopefully this will be the first of many more to come.
Source: Belkin PR