Belkin launches the first Apple-approved power bank with Lightning Port input
Meet the Belkin BoostCharge Power Bank Lightning 10K—the first Apple-approved power bank that can be charged using a lightning port.
Such a mobile charging solution has been due for quite some time, but now, as spotted by MacRumors, it seems like we’re finally going to get one. And what’s more: one that has an official Apple MFi certification—Apple’s “seal of approval” for third-party apps made for their mobile devices.
Like other traditional power banks, the Lighting 10K has two USB Type-A ports, one of which supports a much faster 2.4 amp jack. The bank can house up to 10,000mAh juice, which should be plenty enough for one iPhone or two. This is convenient for iPhone users who up until this announcement had to make do with power banks that had to be charged using either microUSB or USB Type-C.
The biggest draw, however, is its price tag, which is set at USD 59.99 (approximately PHP 3,000.00). Local availability and official pricing in the Philippines have yet to be confirmed, though.