CES 2019: Belkin Debuts New Chargers, Power Banks, and Cables, Including USB-C to Lightning

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At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place this week, popular iPhone accessory maker Belkin is introducing a number of new products, including new cables, chargers, and power banks.

Cables

Belkin is introducing several new Boost Charge cables in various lengths including 4ft, 6ft, and 10ft. All of the cables come equipped with a leather strap for organization purposes, putting an end to tangles, and there's a new speckled design available in black and white.


Cables are priced between $24.99 and $34.99, and will be available from the Belkin website in spring 2019. Belkin plans to offer USB-A to Lightning cables, USB-A to USB-C cables, and USB-C to Lightning cables. Belkin will be one of the first third-party companies to come out with a USB-C to Lightning cable, as Apple only recently began allowing accessory companies to offer them.

Chargers

Belkin is introducing both a USB-C Car Charger and a USB-C Home Charger, both of which come equipped with included 4ft USB-C cables. The USB-C chargers are ideal for charging the iPad Pro, MacBook, or iPhones with a USB-C to USB-A cable.


Belkin says the chargers are compatible with all QuickCharge and Power Delivery Devices up to 27W. The Car Charger and Home Charger will be priced from $39.99 to $44.99 and will be available in spring 2019 from the Belkin website.

Power Bank

Along with new cables and charger options, Belkin is debuting a Boost Charge Power Bank USB-C 20K, a 20,000mAh charger able to fast charge the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro through an included USB-C cable.


It can also fast charge an iPhone when used with a USB-C to Lightning cable, and there's an additional 12W USB-A port for charging USB-A devices. Belkin says the power bank supports most USB-C devices, including the MacBook and Nintendo Switch.

Belkin plans to begin offering the Boost Charge Power in spring 2019 from the Belkin website.

Lightning Headphones

Belkin's final Belkin-branded product debuting at CES is a set of Rockstar Lightning headphones, ideal for all devices that no longer feature a headphone jack.


The headphones feature silicone ear tips for enhanced fit and seal for noise isolation, and they're sweat and water resistant. Belkin says they've been designed for comfort and quality performance, with enhanced durability that prevents cable strain.

The Rockstar Headphones with Lightning connector will be available in summer 2019, with Belkin also planning to launch headphones with a USB-C connector later this year.

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