Belkin has launched its first power bank certified by Apple’s MFi accessory program featuring a Lightning input. Dubbed BoostCharge Power Bank Lightning 10K, the product carries a significant premium over other power banks that offer similar capacity. While the MFi-approved power bank isn’t available in India yet, Belkin has launched two new power banks in India – Pocket Power 5000mAh and Pocket Power 10000mAh.
With the smartphone becoming even more essential in people’s lives, not just as a means of communication, but as a camera, music player, navigation system, and Internet-access device, preventing low battery on-the-go is even more important for consumers. Deep consumer insight studies conducted by our teams allow us to understand what consumers need and encourage us to continue to innovate with new materials and technologies, “said Marco Peters, Vice President of Product Management at Belkin.
Belkin’s First Apple-Approved Power Bank With Lightning Input
After a long wait, Belkin has finally released its first Apple-approved power bank that comes with a Lightning input for charging. This means you will not have to use a regular MicroUSB or a USB Type-C cable to charge the power bank. Instead, you can just use the same Lightning cable that you use to charge your iPhone or iPad. The Belkin BoostCharge Power Bank Lightning 10K packs a 10000mAh capacity cell, making it possible to charge an iPhone at least five times. It comes with two USB Type-A ports as well, so you will be able to charge other mobile devices along with your iPhone. Available in Black and White colors, the Belkin BoostCharge Power Bank Lightning 10K has been priced at $59.99 in the US (Rs. 4,100 approx.).
Belkin Pocket Power 5000mAh and 10000mAh Launched in India
While the Belkin BoostCharge Power Bank Lightning 10K is not available in India currently, the company has launched two new power banks under its Pocket Power series – Pocket Power 5000mAh and Pocket Power 10000mAh. The 5000mAh model has been priced at Rs.2,599 in the country, while the 10000mAh model costs Rs.3,999. Both the power banks are now available online on Amazon.in as well as at Imagine stores.
Both the Pocket Power 5000mAh and 10000mAh power banks from Belkin feature a plastic casing that makes them relatively lightweight. While the 5000mAh model weighs in at just 132 grams, the 10000mAh model weighs 222 grams. The 5000mAh Belkin Pocket Power includes a single USB port, while the 10000mAh Pocket Power comes with 2 USB ports that make it possible to charge two devices at the same time.