The first-ever Lightning-charged power bank has finally arrived thanks to the folks at Belkin. Say goodbye to that Micro-USB cable you’ve been carrying around.
iPhone owners can now use the same Lightning cable that charges their iPhone to power-up Belkin’s new battery, dubbed the Boost Charge Power Bank Lightning 10K. It’s the first Lightning-equipped battery that meets Apple’s MiFi certification standards.
The new portable charger packs 10,000mah of battery power (which provides up to 70 additional hours of video playback for the iPhone 8) and two USB ports. One port charges faster at 2.1A, while the other port charges slower at 1A. You can recharge the bank with a regular Lightning cable or via any iPhone/iPad dock charger.
The product has become a member of Belkin’s Boost Charge family, a series of power products that aim to provide fast, safe charging at home, in the car, or on the go. The Belkin power bank has four LED lights, which show the charge status, while smart circuitry detects the connected device to deliver optimal charging and monitor heat, voltage, and circuitry for safe operation.
Weighing in at just 226 grams, the power bank is slightly smaller than a Plus-sized iPhone but is slightly thicker. It comes in black and white colour options and is priced at US$59.99.