Join the discussion: Power Bank Advice-MFI Certified necessary?
So you have your iPhone and your iPad and you're ready to go on your road trip/vacation/cross-country unicycle experience when it hits you: a power bank might actually be a good call!
As you do a bit of research, you realize that there are some models that are MFI-certified, and others that don't have the same label. Some have great ratings, while others warn buyers of dangers of getting non MFI-certified gadgets… So what's the truth?
Some people say that it's okay to skimp on MFI-certified things if they're not something as intense as a power bank…
While others claim that they've picked up random power banks and gear from a convenience store over the last couple of years without any problems:
So to MFI-certify, or to no MFI-certify, that is the question!
Hop into the iMore forums and join our discussion to let your voice be heard! Do you think a MFI-certification on a power bank is necessary and needed, or do you think you can skip the formalities and pick up a power bank regardless?
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If there's a built-in cable, go for MFi. If it's just a USB port on the device, any (reasonably vendor) is fine.