Belkin to ship first third-party Lightning accessories
The company will offer a car charger and dock for $30 apiece in mid-November, making it the first Apple-certified Lightning accessory maker.
A third-party accessories maker has finally been given the green light by Apple to make products for the
Apple in September unveiled the
Belkin's products will be the first third-party, Apple-certified Lightning accessories available in the market, the company said, and they are the first of "several" new Lightning-compatible products 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," Martin Avila, general manager of Belkin's core division, said in a statement.
Both products will sell for $29.99. They're available for preorder now. Belkin's Web site specifically notes that the accessories will ship by November 15.