CES has always been a heck of an event, as CES always is. From Samsungs tidal wave of curved ultra HD screens to other smaller, more humble, yet equally impressive tech, like the Belkin’s all new BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning cable.
Yes, Belkin has released a MFi (that’s official Apple manufacturer approved) cable that on one end is a USB-C plug and on the other end is a Lightning tip.
This cable is not just another cable, it’s a potential bridge between Apple’s older Lightning-dominated tech to their newer products, which have been slowly switching over to USB-C one-by-one.
Another great application for a USB-C to Lightning cable is with accessories like phones and headphones.
You can now charge your iPhone from your new USB-C Macbook, or you can plug in your USB-C port headphones to your iPhone or iPad to charge.
Foxconn-owned Belkin has a long history of introducing groundbreaking Apple tech.
I still remember my first Belkin radio transmitter I bought to plug into my 2nd version iPod to play music via my parents and friends car radios.
Belkin’s long history of pioneering Apple tech as long as a well established reputation of quality engineering and robust build materials has us excited for this cables release to say the least.
The Belkin USB-C-to-Lightning cable will come in 4, 6, and 10 foot lengths and will range from $24.99 to $34.99 in price.
We expect the price to drop once other manufacturers release their own cables and competition drives overall prices down, but we still think it’s worth spending a little more on quality whenever it comes to upgrading tech accessories.
Belkin is also releasing USB-C to USB-A and USB-A to Lightning cables also falling under this BoostCharge product line.
Cables are available in paint-speckled white and paint-speckled black, which is a cool distinguishing design point in our opinion.
We’ll be looking to see how these cables are received once people start using them and testing them with all their USB-C and USB-A devices.
The future isn’t looking so bleak anymore in a headphone-jackless world!