The Best Lightning Cable for iPhone and iPad
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Most devices made by Apple—from iPhones to Magic Trackpads—need a Lightning cable in order to charge. But Apple’s cables are notoriously flimsy, and they cost more than many third-party cables—even those that Apple has certified will perform just as well as its own accessories. If you’re unhappy with the cable that came with your Apple device, or you just want a backup, we’ve tested dozens of Lightning cables to find the best options for a variety of needs
Zendure claims its cable is 10 times stronger than alternatives, with reinforced junctions between the connector at either end. It promises up to 50,000 uses before the cable starts to show any sign of damage - that's a fair few charges of your iPhone or iPad. What's more it looks good, available in black, grey or - as we've tested here - red. Zendure's Lightning cables are MFI-certified, so unlike some cheaper cables they won't stop working following the next iOS update
Like the Zendure SuperCord, the entire Nomad collection of Lightning cables feature DuPont Kevlar K-29, but unlike the above, it features kevlar both in the braiding and the inner core of the cable. The end result is a Lightning cable that boasts not only impressive durability but heat resistance and high tensile strength too. What's more it looks good, available in black, grey or - as we've tested here - red. Zendure's Lightning cables are MFI-certified, so unlike some cheaper cables they won't stop working following the next iOS update
With claims to being the toughest key chain cable on Earth, the Titan Loop from the amazingly named company Fuse Chicken is a clever little charge loop. The Lightning connector end loops round and slots into a cap next to the USB connector, forming a neat metal loopWhat's more it looks good, available in black, grey or - as we've tested here - red. Zendure's Lightning cables are MFI-certified, so unlike some cheaper cables they won't stop working following the next iOS update
We’re not sure what iPhone users do with their cables but there are quite a few accessories designed to survive a warzone. The FlexLine Lightning cable from Mous has been designed to withstand over 10,000 bends and is apparently durable enough carry 140kg and even pull a car (we didn’t test this).
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A step-up from the original AmazonBasics Lightning to USB A Cable, this enhanced version is rated to withstand 10,000 bends at 95 degrees, which gives it a 2.5X longer life expectancy compared to the original cable (rated 4,000 bends).
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