iPhone 5 first official third-party Lightning accessories announced by Belkin

Belkin has been given the green light by Apple to make third-party Lightning accessories.

The company has unveiled the Car Charger for Lightning and Charge + Sync Dock for Apple products sporting the new Lightning dock connector.

“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,” he added.

Both products are available for pre-orders for $29.99 each and will ship in mid-November.