Griffin has announced the release next week of Apple-certified Lightning charge and sync cables for the latest generation of Apple’s latest family of iOS devices.
Though there have been several unofficial third party Lightning accessories, Griffin’s accessories will be the first official third-party standalone Lightning connector cables on the market when they launch next week.
Griffin says the new cables are affordable charging solutions, built to resist kinks and tangles. The cables will work with Griffin’s family of PowerBlocks and PowerJolts, as well as Apple’s USB poer adapters and a computer’s USB port.
There are several different cable configurations available:
- 2’ straight USB-to-Lightning cable ($16.99)
- 3’ straight USB-to-Lightning cable ($18.99)
- 4’ coiled USB-to-Lightning cable ($24.99)
- 9.8’ (3 meter) straight USB-to-Lightning cable ($29.99)
Apple has been keeping strict control over its Lightning connectors, making it difficult for 3rd-party producers to release new accessories.