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Hands on with the worlds first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable from Belkin

BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning cables

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While wandering the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider goes hands-on with what may be the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable certified through Apple — Belkin's BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning.

Belkin was the first to make its USB-C Lightning cables official during CES, with Griffin not long behind.

Of the two, Belkin seems to have the upper edge with its BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning cable. It uses a new material they've come up with called DuraTek to help protect the cable itself rather than a run of the mill nylon. It has a great, premium feel to it and is slightly thicker than normal Lightning cables to help compensate for the faster charging speeds alotted.

BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning cables
BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning cables

Each end has a long strain relief as part of the over mold to also help durability. A handy Belkin-embossed leather strap is included to help make managing the cable even easier.

They come in a variety of sizes and will start shipping this spring, selling for between $24.99 and $34.99, depending on length.

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