Belkin unveils first non-Apple USB-C to Lightning cable

Accessory maker Belkin unveiled the first third party USB-C to Lightning cable at CES. Prices start at $25 for the 1.2m (4ft) cable, the longest cable is 3m (10ft) and costs $35.

Competition is good for consumers, but in this case Belkins cables are not strictly cheaper. Apples 1m cable is $19, the 2m one is $35 (theres no 3m cable). Still, as more third-party companies start offering such cables, the prices should fall.

Belkin also unveiled a 20,000mAh battery bank with a USB-C port that delivers up to 30W along with a 12W USB-A port. Apple recommends a 30W charger for the 12 MacBook and 13 MacBook Air with Retina display, so you can extend their battery life with this BoostCharge power bank.