Spotlight: Belkin unveils new accessories based on Apple's Lightning connector

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Belkin has announced two new accessories designed for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) Lightning connector: A hardwired car charger and a dock designed for the iPhone 5. Touted as the first two third-party accessories on the market, the Belkin Car Charger for Lightning is capable of charging the iPad 4, while the Belkin Charge + Sync Dock has a removable magnetic base and an audio-out port for headphones or speakers. The latter is case-compatible and works with the Apple-branded Lightning connect cable. Priced at $29.99 each, the accessories are currently open for preorder and will ship mid-November.