Many of the manufacturers are now looking at developing wireless technology for charging the devices. However, for devices such as phones and other accessories, looks like it might be a while before it goes wireless. The time for dealing with tangles has not come to an end. The lightning cable that is provided with the phone usually wears out due to extensive usage. There are many manufacturers such as Belkin, Native Union, Volts solution etc. apart from Apple that make these cables.
One of the advantages of buying these cables is that they are certified by Apple and also lesser in cost compared to the price mark of Apple. It would be wise to avoid any other cables that are not certified as they may result in various consequences and sometimes even fire.
If you are looking to buy a lightning cable, here is a list of four of the best cables for charging your phones:
Volts Solutions Exo-Nylon Cable
The cable is made out of tough and rigid exo-nylon material. Due to this, the cable has better lifespan compared with other materials. Another variant of the same cable is available in braided nylon fiber which feels much softer. The cable is available in 1m and 2m lengths. The exo-nylon cable comes only in black color. However, the braided nylon cable has different colors in its offering. The exo-nylon cable is very difficult to wind up after use since the material is very solid and it does not bend easily.
Mophie Premium Flat Lightning-to-USB Cable
Made out of rubber material, one of the major differences between other cables and Mophie is that it is flat instead of the standard rounded cables. Because the cable is flat, it does not get tangled easily. Even though the material is rubber, it is very sturdy and bends easily. The cable is available in two lengths namely 1m and 3m. There are no colour variants in this one as it comes only in black color.
Belkin MIXIT Premium Metallic Lightning Cable
Belkin’s MIXIT cable is also made of braided nylon fiber with a metallic finish. Considering the material is braided, it still offers good rigidity and is very sturdy. Its tough length, close braiding and the way the connector is housed with the cable makes this the most preferred in terms of hardware manufacturing. The cable is available in two lengths namely 1.5 m and 1.2 m. There are six color variants matching the Apple devices namely Rose Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold.
Native Union BELT Lightning-to-USB
Native Union’s Belt cable is also made of nylon fiber and it comes with a belt that can be used for keeping the cable wound when not in use. Due to this, it is a perfect choice for travelers who keep the cable packed in the bag. Although there are advantages, the way the leather strap secured with a single screw seems to be a concern for some users as it falls off often. The cable is available in two lengths namely 1.2 m and 3 m. It comes only in black color and the belt is made of leather.