At $49.95 many would argue it’s an un-necessary expense for iPhone users after Apple’s “courageous” decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and later – but, if you want to charge and listen, it’s a must have.

Belkin’s new 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStarTM adaptor will suit iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and the upcoming iPhone X and allow you to charge your device with a lightning cable and plug in your headphones to listen to music.

“We’re excited to offer yet another way for iPhone owners to simultaneously charge and listen to audio using the headphones that they know and love,” says Marco Peters, vice president of product management, Belkin. “We listened to consumers who wanted a reliable way to use their existing headphones, and we took learnings from last year’s Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar to deliver what people asked for and more.”

In 2017 if you’re buying headphones you really should be considering Bluetooth Wireless as your go-to, but for those who’ve spent good money on wired headphones over the last few years this is the perfect way to extend the life of them into your new devices.

It’s available today in Australia for $49.95 at or Apple Stores.