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1M Lightning cable?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Sparkdave, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Sparkdave

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    Can anyone recommend a good 1M lightning cable ? Don't want a cheap one want something that is quality
     
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    Sam's Club Member's Mark mifi certified cable which is braided and does not kink or coil like the Apple provided cable
     
  4. CELICA XX

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    The Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cables are excellent

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    They all seem to have about the same problem of not being well strain relieved at the connector.

    Lately, I've been buying the $8 dynex ones from Best Buy and have had good luck with them. Especially given that they all seem to get abused by everyone in the house and last just as long as the $20 Apple model.

    They're also different colors, so you can identify them if one starts acting screwy or if one is supposed to be in a specific place.
     
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    I just got a couple of the 3ft ones, that were the same as the ones that shipped with the Anker powercore. They are pretty thin but appear to be good quality. Note that Anker produces a plus version of their cables including braided version.

    A group test of such cables I read rated the Anker cables highly, but was unable to differentiate one competent cable from a well built cheapie. The differences were in the expected life. Unless they are emergency use cables I can't imagine it is worth having one high price one instead of five competent ones.

    Tbzbbt

     
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    I've been looking as well. The only thing I'm worried about are the horror stories of fires or excessive heat on either end of the cable causing burning of phone or outlet.

    I want a short 1' or less for travel and my motorcycle. I hate to pay Apple prices just because it's Apple, and they keep failing by the phone end after using for many months.

    I have a Nomad Keychain charger which I love, but buying a second is further out of my mind as their prices keep going up.
     
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    +1 on the Anker Powercore+ or Powercore II.
     
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    Anker Dura 2. Very tough cable. I own at least half a dozen. 5 stars
     
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    Anker are very tough and reliable.
     
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    I bought two 6 foot Anker over a year ago for use in hotels, outlets in hotels are never conveniently assessable. No issues with the cables. Bought a 3 ft version to use with my Anker powercore when backpacking, it has seen some major abuse with no issues.


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    I stick with Apple cables on this. Best Buy do sell them as of course so do the Apple Store.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  13. Bloodstriker

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    Anker. The braided ones. Don't buy the apple ones.
     
  14. Roguehunter

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    Anker powerline+ 10ft of awesomeness. Well made and charges faster than any other cable i have used. Nomad ultra rugged is also nice but have not tried it


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    +1 for the Anker Powerline+ double-braided cables... as tough and reliable as it gets.
     
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    +2 here. Bought regular Anker and had 2 fail. They replaced them with these. I offered to pay the additional but they sent them gratis.
     
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    I echo other's recommendations of Anker cables. I have a braided one that is holding up well.