Lightning / Headphone splitter

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by xDKP, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    I have been using my iPhone 7 for a couple of days and so far it's amazing.

    One thing I have been missing though, is the ability to listen to music (AUX cable) and charging my phone in my car.. not really an option with the apple adapter.

    Anyone know a splitter for aux/lightning?
     
  2. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    Best you can do until Belkin comes out with theirs.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...-i-have-a-solution-for-you-right-now.2001142/
     
  3. xDKP thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    No one has made made a Lightning/3.5mm spitter yet. You'd have to use your 3.5mm adapter with the Belkin.

    The solution proposed in the other thread is far more useful than the Belkin, since you get a much more versital adapter for the same money. But yes it is much messier.

    The problem I have for the car, is there is no Lightning extension cord that I have found which works with at least my Apple HDMI Lightning adapter, so all of the dongle clutter can be hidden out of the way, and one neat cable run to the phone. Maybe there's one out there, and/or will work with the other adapters.
     
  5. xDKP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You have a point - I have a 12v plug both in front where the phone holder is and one in the armrest where the aux plug is running from ... this might be an option to let them both "collect" from under the arm rest and run as one lightning cord to the phone .. will need to do some testing though
     
  6. davidphantomatic macrumors newbie

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  7. xDKP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had something similar in my old car. Worked fairly well, but I have build in Bluetooth in my current (for some reason not for music, only phone) so I need a non Bluetooth solution.

    Jumped on this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IHGMGNI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_X0F7xb4R4MT3E

    Looks from some reviews to be a pretty cool airplay solution for the car - will post on it
     
  8. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    The problem I'm assuming with an AirPlay solution is that you'd still need something for voice calls? Happy to be proven wrong as AirPlay would be the best quality.
     
  9. alee macrumors 6502

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    Buy the Lightning dock which has a 3.5mm and Lightning port. Not the most elegant solution but does everything you need. Fits in some cupholders.
     
  10. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    Not really. Well it might work for him for listening only, since his phone is able to use BT in the head unit to make calls. But for others, the Lightning dock only has a TRS jack. So it won't work with a microphone headset. I've never really understood that one, particularly after they moved the headphone jack to the bottom of the 5.
     

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