Apple recently opened up the MFi-certification program for USB-C to Lightning cables and we've seen a surge of vendors eager to get into the fast charging market with their own offerings. UGREEN was one of the first on the scene and recently released its affordable braided nylon USB-C to Lightning cable in Midnight Green to match your iPhone 11 Pro. For a limited time, you can save on it when you enter code UGMAR564 during checkout at Amazon. That code takes a few bucks off, dropping the cable to just $10.39. That's a small price to pay for faster charging and a color-matched cable.
Being MFi-certified means this cable passes all the safety tests required by Apple in order to properly charge your device. Normally, it sells for $12.99, which is already pretty amazing, and today's price drop is its first ever discount. Using it, and a compatible USB-C adapter, you'll be able to charge up your devices super quickly. The one that came with the iPhone 11 Pro will work great, or you can pick up UGREEN's dual-port option on sale with code UGMAR467.
It's not widely known, but fast charging has been present in the iPhone since the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were released, but it can only be done using a USB-C to Lightning cable and Apple was previously the only provider of those. Using UGREEN's cable with a USB-C adapter will allow you to charge your iPhone from 0% to 50% in 30 mins. Fast charging also works on Apple's newest iPad models like the 10.5-inch iPad Air.
The cable features a rugged braided nylon case with reinforced connectors to avoid tangles and damage from over-bending. As well as supporting fast charging, it also works for high-speed data transfers up to 480Mbps. If you've upgraded to a newer MacBook and don't have a full-size USB-A port anymore, these cables are an absolute necessity. At this price, it's worth grabbing a few just to keep around the house, at the office, and in your various travel bags.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.