Christmas Gift Idea: Belkin Power Bank with Lightning Connector

I am sure many of you own power banks to charge your devices. Most Apple iPhone/iPad users might agree that there are limited choices (or none at all) to have a power bank with Lightning Connector.


Most power banks comes with Micro-USB connector (most common). So, commonly, for iPhone/iPad users, you will need to bring additional cable to charge up the power bank.

With Belkin’s BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank, it comes with the Lightning Connector port. You will need just a single cable to charge your phone or the power bank.

Thanks to Belkin, I had the chance to test out the Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank a few months ago. The review unit I had is a 10,000mAh white color model. Belkin also has a 5,000mAh version.

Here are the specs for both models: –

BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank 10K with Lightning Connector Specs:

  • MFi-certified power bank to recharge via Lightning connector
  • One cable recharges iPhone/iPad and power bank
  • 10,000 mAh provides 70 extra hours battery life
  • 2 x USB-A ports (3.4A total) quickly charge iPhone and a 2nd device
  • 2.4A Lightning input quickly recharges power bank
  • 4 LED lights show charge statu

BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank 5K with Lightning Connector Specs:

  • MFi-certified power bank to recharge via Lightning connector
  • One cable recharges iPhone/iPad and power bank
  • 5,000 mAh provides 35 extra hours battery life
  • 2 x USB-A ports (3.4A total) quickly charge iPhone and a 2nd device
  • 2.4A Lightning input quickly recharges power bank
  • 4 LED lights show charge status

Here are some pictures on the Belkin Power Bank.

It has a minimalist design. On its front, it has one button and 4 LEDs. The button is to check the battery status (via the 4 LEDs).

4 LEDs light up when fully charged.

Here are the ports – Left: 2.4A output, Center: Lightning Port for charging, Right: 1A output.

Here is a picture showing the very faint writings about the spec of each port.

There isn’t many things to review the Belkin’s BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank. I trust Belkin’s products. This power bank does what it does – to support your devices when they are low on battery.

Charging up the power bank (after it is depleted) will take some time (depending on the battery size) although it is using a 2.4A input.

Some may disagree with Belkin that it is a good idea to use a single cable for charging phone and power bank for the fact that if you have just one cable, it is either you charge your phone or your power bank (and not both).

Personally, I always carry 3 phones (2 with USB-C and one with Lightning Port). So, I actually have no problem with it.

Anyway, I am sure that if you are an Apple user, you will have more than one Lightning cable.

Price and Availability

The BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank with Lightning Connector is priced at S$69 for the 5,000mAh variant, and at S$99 for the 10,000mAh variant.

Both versions of the product are now available for retail in Singapore, online at Lazada, Shopee and Hachi.tech, and in-store at Challenger, Harvey Norman, Best Denki, iStudio, Epicentre, and Analogue+.

Summary

Love the built quality of this battery. Wish that it could be slimmer. Price-wise, it is steep, considering that there are so many power bank options out there.

Press Release

BELKIN INTRODUCES PORTABLE POWER BANK DESIGNED FOR IPHONE AND IPAD

Belkin launches the BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank with Lightning Connector, a portable power bank that recharges via a Lightning cable

SINGAPORE – December 12, 2018 — A pioneer in technology and innovation for over 30 years, and #1 third party maker of wireless charging accessories*, Belkin® prides itself on providing customers with a complete and holistic support ecosystem for their iPhones, from screen protectors and connectors to wireless chargers and power banks. The newest addition to this ecosystem is the BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank with Lightning Connector, an MFi-certified power bank that recharges via a Lightning connector.

Designed especially for iPhone and iPad, the product is available in the 5,000mAh and 10,000mAh variations, delivering an additional 35 hours and 70 hours of battery life for your iPhone, respectively†. This one-cable solution allows customers to use a single cable to charge their iPhone and the power bank; ideal for on-the-go charging as it minimizes the number of cables needed to be carried. The 2.4 Amp Lightning input port recharges the power bank at top speed, while 2 USB ports with a total output of 3.4 Amps provides fast-charging for up to 2 devices simultaneously. What’s more, the Lightning input port on the power bank can also be used to recharge using a Lightning Dock.

“With every new Belkin product that we design and manufacture, our very first priority is ensuring the safety of the customer,” said Yao Long Tan, Regional Business Development Manager at Belkin. “With this in mind, the battery in our Lightning Power Bank comes with sensors that monitor operation and prevent overheating or damage to customers’ devices. As a failsafe, we’ve also included an override feature that shuts down the battery in the event of excess heat or circuit abnormalities.”

Belkin’s BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank with Lightning Connector comes with a 2-year warranty, which also extends to protect connected devices. Belkin’s Connected Equipment Warranty offers to repair or replace your device up to a value of S$2,500 if it gets damaged by an electrical charge while properly connected to the power bank.

The BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank with Lightning Connector is priced at S$69 for the 5,000mAh variant, and at S$99 for the 10,000mAh variant. Both versions of the product are now available for retail in Singapore, online at Lazada, Shopee and Hachi.tech, and in-store at Challenger, Harvey Norman, Best Denki, iStudio, Epicentre, and Analogue+.

BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank 10K with Lightning Connector Specs:

  • MFi-certified power bank to recharge via Lightning connector
  • One cable recharges iPhone/iPad and power bank
  • 10,000 mAh provides 70 extra hours battery life
  • 2 x USB-A ports (3.4A total) quickly charge iPhone and a 2nd device
  • 2.4A Lightning input quickly recharges power bank
  • 4 LED lights show charge status

BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank 5K with Lightning Connector Specs:

• MFi-certified power bank to recharge via Lightning connector
• One cable recharges iPhone/iPad and power bank
• 5,000 mAh provides 35 extra hours battery life
• 2 x USB-A ports (3.4A total) quickly charge iPhone and a 2nd device
• 2.4A Lightning input quickly recharges power bank
• 4 LED lights show charge status

About Belkin

Belkin® developed its first people-inspired products in 1983 with cables that quickly led to the development of the first intelligent cable that connected an Apple IIc, Apple’s first portable computer, to a printer. Today, nearly two Belkin products are sold every second globally.

Designed in Southern California, and extending across four pillars—power, productivity, protection and connectivity – Belkin products include award-winning lines such as the Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, DuraTek™ Cables, RockStar multi-port solutions, QODE™ keyboards, Boost↑Up™ charging solutions, and more including USB-IF certified USBC accessories, wireless charging docks, and solutions for Android systems.

Belkin’s next generation ScreenCare+ and TrueClear™ Pro screen protection service applies state of the art protection with unparalleled accuracy and is available at select leading retailers worldwide. A privately held company, Belkin has more than 1,400 employees with products sold in more than 50 countries around the world.

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* Belkin has sold more units than any other 3rd party wireless charging brand since Jan 2014. The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Mobile Power, Charger Wireless, Jan 5 2014 to Feb 11 2018.

† Based on 35 and 70 hours of video playback for iPhone 8, respectively.