Gadget Pick of the Day: Belkin’s MIXIT hides handy extra charging cables


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IMG_7404 With the battery life of many phones in a sad state, it’s imperative to carry extra cables or a portable battery pack. But they can be heavy, or clunky, or get tangled up inside your bag.

Belkin has come up with a WAY better option that I think is going to be a huge hit.  There are three smart additions to their MIXIT line of cables.


The Fancy Option



Made from natural leather, the MIXIT Lightning to USB Tassel is a chic handbag charm that hides a premium metallic charging cable in its tassels. Belkin says, “its fringe design takes a purse from bleak to chic, keeps the cable tidy and prevents it from getting tangled.” I also love the chic lobster clip that makes it easy to attach and swap it from bag to bag.

This beauty comes in greyish white, brown/beige, coral and black for $34.99USD.


The Functional & Sleek Pick

This is the on all the guys will want. The MIXIT Lightning to USB Keychain has a durable stick-shaped aluminum body and can easily be slipped onto a keychain, so that it’s handy when you need a charge. The charging cable is a stick that rotates 360 degrees out of the cover for easy charging. The aluminum body  (available in different colour metals for $34.99) also protects the Lightning connector from damage when not in use.



The Pop of ColourIMG_7401

“Boldly and functionally designed”, according to Belkin’s press materials, the MIXIT Lightning to USB Clip is the another cool take on the hidden cable concept. The carabiner-style clip latches quickly and securely to any backpack or bag. The braided multicolour cable comes in fun colours like blue and mint, “feisty pink” and peach, fresh purple and mint, or minimal black and white. The cable slides up into the cup-shaped cover to avoid tangles, then pulls out when you need it. It too is $34.99.

These Belkin cables are Apple approved

These cables are Apple approved, so you know they’re still going to work on your iDevices even months down the road.  I love these and think they’re so versatile and handy, I’m going to get a bunch to give as Christmas gifts. Click the links above to purchase or get more info.



  1. Lynn G on October 13, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Doesn’t look like my comment had posted. Anyhoo, I’m happy that the product has been designed for Apple use and is stylin’

  2. Lynn G on October 13, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Me again (Lynn) — the keyword (of course) is Belkin

  3. Linda on October 13, 2015 at 7:37 am


  4. Linda on October 13, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Thank you for sharing your ideas on the new devices for charging. Look forward to having easy access to quick charging.

  5. Graham Ek on October 13, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Key word is Belkin.

  6. Melanie Morrissey on October 13, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Thank you for introducing these new products this morning!!! “Belkin”

  7. Graham Ek on October 13, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I would absolutely love to win one of those Belkin apple charging devices. Please and Thank you very much. it would make it so easy to charge away from home without carrying any other devices.

  8. Pedro Paredes on October 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Very original! I use a lot my iphone on my job and when my battery drains I always have some problems to find the cable to recharge. It will be great for me!

  9. Ed Shearer on October 13, 2015 at 7:28 am


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