Anker is one of the biggest, most reliable names in portable batteries and charging technology. Now, Anker has made the first MFI certified USB-C to Lightning cable. It’s cheaper than Apple’s, and it’s available for pre-order.
Apple is slowly transitioning over to USB-C, but it’s too late for most of its products. Lightning cables are everywhere, and they’re going to make our USB-C future even more complicated. Thankfully, Apple has started selling some USB-C to Lightning cable to make things easier. But they cost $20.
Obviously, we need an alternative, and Anker has come to save the day. Anker’s PowerLine II cable will only cost $15, and it comes out on February 20th. To jump to the front of the line, you can pre-order the Anker Powerline II right now.
The low cost of the PowerLine II isn’t what makes it so special. Apple is notorious for keeping everything in the family. The company doesn’t like to work with 3rd parties, and as a consequence, 3rd party iPhone chargers tend to suck. But this is the first MFI certified USB-C to Lightning cable on the market. Apple worked with Anker to make sure that this product was up to specs, and that work should be reflected in the PowerLine’s quality and durability.
Plus, Anker claims that the PowerLine II cable has a “12,000” bend lifespan, so it must be pretty durable. How many other objects can be bent 12,000 times? Have you even bent your arm that many times? It’s a mystery. The only thing that we can say for sure is that the Powerline II is well worth your $15 investment.