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A day after the Fourth of July, Belkin has taken the opportunity to formally announce its newest power bank offering -- the BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K with Lightning Connector. Priced at just under sixty bucks, the BOOST↑CHARGE happens to enjoy the distinction of being the first power bank with Lightning input to be officially granted certification under Apple’s MFi (Made For iPhone) licensing program. What this particular certification means is that Belkin’s latest power bank does meet Apple’s expectedly lofty standards for quality and compatibility.
In terms of power, Belkin’s BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K delivers 10,000 mAh of charging power. On top of that, this power bank is recharged over a Lightning connector with the use of either a USB to Lightning cable, or a compatible Lightning dock (which is sold separately). For output, BOOST↑CHARGE comes with a couple of USB A ports -- the first one at 2.4A for faster charging of iPhone devices and iPad tablets, and the second for slower charging. The top of the power bank also features a set of four LEDs that are button activated. These indicate the current charge level, while the presence of the button allows users to toggle between charging input and output modes if they have to.
Most power banks out there typically take full advantage of micro USB for charging input, although some are already starting to adopt USB C. The BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K with Lightning Connector, however, requires only one cable in order to charge the battery pack and utilize the battery pack to charge the user’s handset. In any event that the user has a Lightning dock on his desk, he can also make full use of that dock to recharge the BOOST↑CHARGE. But note though that the power bank is much bulkier than an iPhone, which means that only some docks will be able to make room for the BOOST↑CHARGE.
Wait -- how is Belkin’s BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank exactly? It measures about half a foot long and around 2.75 inches wide, and nearly 0.75 inches thick. That should put its size somewhere thicker than an iPhone Plus model. With a weight of more than 8 ounces, the power bank is definitely heavier than an iPhone Plus.
For all interested parties out there, they ought to know that the BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K with Lightning connector can now be preordered. Color options include black and white. Shipping is expected to commence early next month.