Amazon offers a line of its own products under the “AmazonBasics” brand. These items are usually presented as an inexpensive alternative to items from other known brands, and it covers a variety of products: cables, adapters, bags, and more. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission has announced a new recall involving half a dozen AmazonBasics products, all of them power banks.
For years now, a consistent truth of buying Apple products is that you’re going to have to deal with a proprietary charger of some kind. Whether it was the 30-pin connector that first appeared back in the days or the iPod or the Lightning connector that succeeded it, we’ve been using proprietary chargers with Apple devices for a long time.