Where there's an iPhone, there's a frayed, broken charging cable. Despite the technological advances and hardware updates Apple cables remain the same. And as all iPhone owners know, they're truly terrible.
Fortunately, there's a bunch of other charging cables on the market that are actually built to last. Plus, they're MFi-certified, which means Apple gave them the OK so they will not harm your phone. Heck, some of you even get your gadgets faster than the original cables. So, it's time to ditch your standard Apple charging cable in favor of these heavy-duty alternatives.
Nomad 1.5M Battery Lightning Cable
The Nomad cable combines a rugged nylon-wrapped MFi-certified Lightning cable with a 2,800mAh portable battery pack. Normal wear and tear.
MSRP: $ 29.95
Sale Price: $ 19.99
10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cables: 3-Pack
Besides the inevitable fraying and breaking, the OG Lightning cable that accompanies your phone is only a measly three feet long. So, if you want to use it while it's charging, tough luck. These MFi-certified cables, on the other hand, give you much more flexibility with 10 feet of cable length. Plus, you get three in a pack, so you can stash them in every room in your house.
MSRP: $ 99.99
Sale Price: $ 26.99
Triton 3-in-1 Cable
Dealing with charging cables becomes its own child of nightmare if you're the owner of multiple gadgets and gizmos. Triton 3-in-1 cable saves the day, though. It combines a Lightning, micro-USB, and USB Type-C connector all on one tangle-free cable. Plus, the braided jacket ensures the cable will not fray or tear.
MSRP: $ 29.99
Sale Price: $ 9.99
Charby Sense Charging Cable
This four-foot smart cable on indiegogo, and it's easy to see why: it extends your phone's life, juices it up faster, and loads for the long haul. Plus, it immediately disconnects the power supply when you reach 100% to prevent overcharging, overheating, and electricity-wasting. It comes in Lightning, USB-C, and micro-USB varieties, so everyone can join in on the fun.
MSRP: $ 39
Sale Price: $ 28
If you're harder on your cables than most, we might suggest the Syncwire UNBREAKcable. Just as the name suggests, these MFi-certified cables are virtually impossible to destroy. They have gone through 30,000 cycles of 90-degree bend tests and are being rolled out of tinplate interiors and TPE jacket exteriors and are wrapped in internal wires.
MSRP: $ 18.99
Sale Price: $ 10.99
JunoPower Kaebo Braided Anti-Tear Charging Cable: 3-Pack
Kaebo Charging Cables are designed to outlast your run-of-the-mill iPhone charger. Even better, you can choose from a variety of colors, and you'll get three per pack.
MSRP: $ 29.99
Sale Price: $ 13