The long wait for Apple-authorized Lightning accessories may be over soon. Accessory manufacturer Belkin has announced that pre-orders are open for two new products that will ease charging of your new Lightning-equipped iOS devices.
The first item is the Charge + Sync Dock with EarPods Port for iPhone 5 (US$29.99), a sleek dock that doesn't actually come with a Lightning cable -- you have to supply your own. However, the dock has a channel to run the cable through, as well as a foldaway AUX jack. Plug the iPhone 5 into the dock for charging and you can still listen to tunes from your device through the AUX port on the back.
Next is the Car Charger 2.1 AMP For iPhone 5, iPad mini and fourth-gen iPad ($29.99). When you take your favorite new iOS device on the road with you, it will be easy to charge it up with this car charger. Not only does it provide the current required to charge up those iPads, but it comes with a 4-foot cable ending in a real live Apple-authorized Lightning connector.
Both products will ship by November 15, 2012.