Review: Jackery Jewel Lightning Power Cable

Power banks are a versatile type of charging technology because they can be mended into many different technologies. Sometimes they double as wall chargers and some are even car chargers. Some power banks can be really big because they have a high power capacity and some are really small because they have a small power capacity. If one thing is certain about portable chargers is that they’re, well, portable. That is the main thing within their nature that will always be prevalent because it’s power without the setbacks.

In this case, though, the power bank takes a whole new form that is quite uncommon but highly sophisticated to use which is being implemented into a charging cable.

Power

Power Capacity:

So the power capacity of the Jackery Jewel charging cable power bank is very low because the power bank part of the charging is very small since it uses a very tiny Lithium Ion battery. The power capacity it provides is 450mAh and even though that’s not a lot of power, that’s not really the point of the Jackery Jewel. What is the point is that the charging cable even has a power capacity to use.

With that said, the charging cable is the only useable for Apple devices like iPhones and iPads that are able to use a Lightning charging cable. For most iPhones, you’re going to at least get about 15% of battery capacity and that can increase your standby time to about 3 hours. We realize that Jackery claims that the Jewel is able to restore about 20% more battery life left, but at Charger Harbor, we also account for energy lost during charging.

Also, even though you can use the Jackery Jewel on iPads, it won’t be very useful because the power that it restores is going to be very minuscule.

Output Charging:

Output charging speeds are expected to be slow for a power bank that is so tiny. The Jackery Jewel has an Output charging speed of 5V/1.0A.

So it won’t charge your iPhone 6/7 or iPad at their max charging speeds, but at least it’ll charge them. There’s no need to connect the charging cable to a USB wall charger until the power capacity the Jewel has is fully depleted, so that means you can just connect the charging cable to your phone and it’ll begin charging.

Input Charging:

The recharging speed is the same as the Output with it being able to recharge at 5V/1.0A.

Recharging of the Jackery Jewel Light Cable power bank is done by connecting it to a USB wall charger and that will result in the power bank being recharged, and if you’ve got your phone connected while it’s being recharged then the Jackery Jewel will also begin charging your phone.

Design

Size and Weight:

The charging cable is 3.3 Feet long and weighs 1.2 ounces. Even with the addition of a power bank section on the charging cable, it’s just as portable as any charging cable.

Functional Components:

 

Well, the Jackery Jewel is basically like any other charging cable, but this one has a power bank in the center of it. The power bank portion of the charger is about 3 inches long.

When you’re using the Jackery Jewel just by itself, then the button must be pressed to begin charging. If charging is happening through a USB wall charger then you don’t need to press the button because charging automatically starts.

Build

Structure and Material:

The charging cable has a very usual build because it’s just wrapped in rubber and so is the power bank portion of the charger. However, the power bank piece of the Jackery Jewel has been drop tested and that can be thanked to the wrapping that’s around it.

Tech:

Even with its small size, the charger is still able to hold lots of certifications because it has about 9 layers of safety features. The certifications that it has to include are RoHS, FCC, and CE.

Reliability

We think that the Jackery Jewel is a beautifully executed concept, but it’s important to remember what it offers.

It’s only limited to devices that can take the Lightning charging cable to charge, and the power capacity of the built-in power bank is only 450mAh that can only add 15% of the power capacity. It’s the fact that you can have portable power and a charging cable that makes the Jackery Jewel so useful to use.

Summary:

Power:

The power capacity is just enough to give you about 15% of power capacity and just has a charging speed of 5V/1.0A.

Design:

Very well designed. You can charge through the power bank by just connecting the charging cable into a device, and press the power button to begin charging. All without needing to connect the charging cable to a wall charger.

Build:

It’s quite sturdy with the Jackery Jewel actually being drop tested.

Reliability:

It’s not capable of providing near a full charge at all, and neither can it provide the fastest charging speeds. However, what the Jackery Jewel can provide is power and charging when you need it most and it can provide just enough of it.

Specs of the Jackery Jewel Lightning Power Cable:

  • Capacity:            450mAh
  • Output:   5V/1.0A
  • Input:      5V/1.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: Just uses a small Green Light
  • Size: Charging Cable is 3.3 Feet long and the Power Bank portion is 3 inches long
  • Weight: 1.2 Ounces

Conclusion:

There’s not many like it, and we actually think that the Jackery Jewel is basically the first of its kind so it’s hard to give it some standards.

However, for what it can do, the Jackery Jewel is an amazing portable charger and even with its heavy limits, it’s still able to provide just enough power and a beautiful design that is fantastic to use.

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Are Built in Charging Cables Good or Bad?

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Charging electronics are mostly universal which means that they have charging ports that are able to work with many different devices and all that’s needed is the dedicated charging cable that is compatible with the device that you need to charge. This is the most common type of charging electronic and is true for Car chargers, Wall chargers, and power banks. People usually want to use their own charging cables to charge their devices when using different charging electronics; Or at least many people expect to use their own charging cables.

However, that isn’t always the case. Some charging electronics actually their own dedicated built-in charging cable for certain devices. With a built-in charging cable, that means the user no longer has to carry around a charging cable and worry about bringing it with them to actually charge their device since their charger already has a charging cable. Although there can be limits to this kind of design, because having a built-in charging cable with a power bank and car charger can especially have its limits in certain situations.

Let’s take a look on why this double edge sword should be thought through before getting a charging electronic with a built in cable.

What are the Limits of getting a built in charging Cable?

Let’s get the limits of a built-in charging cable out of the way first.

1. There are limits in length

When you have a built-in charging cable with a power bank, then the charging cable length will most likely be very short. Charging cables that are built in aren’t actually cables either since they have to go into the power bank itself; The cables are more like short stems that are designed to simply change angles to come out of the power bank and go back into it. There’s not a lot of versatility with built in cables since they can’t really be bent to accommodate the location of the device that you’re charging to the way you’re holding it.

A limit with length is especially troublesome when you take into account that power banks are portable. If you want to take a power bank while you’re on the go, then you have to make sure the device and cable are placed where they’re always facing each other. It’s a tedious problem and this is where the main limits of built-in charging cables come in.

The same can be said about built-in charging cable for car chargers and wall chargers. If their cables are too short, then it’s a great inconvenience since you’re going to have to move closer to the charger itself or you’ll have to leave your device unused while it sits and charges. You realize just how convenient and awesome separate charging cables are when you realize built-in, also means “Limited Range”

2. You or someone else may want to charge an incompatible device

With so many devices that do different things better than other and people having so much different preferences over other products, it’s quite common for people to have different smartphones and tablets. When you have a built-in charging cable, the cable tends to cater to a single device and its single way of charging. This means that another device that uses a different charging cable cannot charge with a Power bank that uses a Micro USB built-in charging cable because an iPhone is not compatible with it.

This limit can pertain to you personally and to someone else that may want to use your charger but can’t because you don’t have a compatible charging cable. If you have an Android smartphone that uses Micro USB charging cable and you own a power bank that uses a built-in Micro USB charging cable, then the smartphone is perfectly fine to charge; But what if you also have an iPad, and you’re on the go with your power bank but your iPad needs charging? You’re out of luck because the power bank only accepts devices that use Micro-USB.

Another scenario could be with a car charger and this one could be a bit worse.

Having a car charger that only has a single Lightning cable built into the car charger is a good charger if a user always and only charges their iPhone with the car charger. However, you may have friend or family in the car that is running low on battery power with their smartphone and needs to charge their phone but alas they cannot because they don’t have an iPhone. As a result, the ones sitting in the car with a low battery power must have their device die. In the end, you don’t have anyone’s back when it comes to a sole charging cable that is built into a charger.

3. The charging cable may break

Normal wired charging cables are becoming more and more stronger but even then charging cables may not last long but they all have their thresholds of use and eventually break. The same can be said about built-in charging cables and more so, it’s more of a severe problem when it comes to built-in charging cables because the cable is built into the charger; Then there’s no way to replace the cable and as a result the charger becomes useless.

This is most likely someone’s biggest fear when they have a built in charging cable with their charger because once the cable breaks, there’s no way to take it out and replace it with separate charging cable. Instead, when a built-in charging cable breaks, then it renders the charger useless and in the end you’re stuck with a useless charging device.

If you’re getting a charger that has a built-in cable, make sure of these 3 things:

  1. The cable is tough
  2. The charger has a long warranty or if it has a warranty at all
  3. The charger has a USB Output port to plug a cable into for more free charging

You may have to expect the charger to be replaced a few times.

What are the Benefits of getting a built in charging Cable?

1. You are the sole user of the charger

When you’re the sole user of a charger, then you know what to expect from it. If you’re the only person that uses the charging cable that’s built into your power bank or Car charger, then you’re always going to be prepared to use it; There’s no need to carry around a charging cable separately or having remembered to take a charging cable with you when you’re heading out with your power bank. Instead, a power bank with a built-in charging cable is somewhat of an improvement because it already has a built-in cable that’s ready to charge.

Using a built-in charging cable also means that you’ve thought about what device you have and what charging you need, so there are not expectations on what is compatible to charge.

To truly benefit from a charger that uses built-in charging cables, you need to evaluate your needs for charging. If you don’t want to worry about carrying around a charging cable with you, then a built-in charging cable may be for you. It creates a convenient experience for those that are seeking a streamlined approach to charging.

2. The charger has Output Charging ports

Above, when we mentioned the limits of having a built-in charging cable, we said that there’s a limit because you can only charge single devices with some chargers. However, this is solved with chargers that have built-in charging cable AND USB Output ports that allow the user to use any charging cable that they want. This means that they can charge other devices that don’t adhere to the built-in charging cable.

It’s Car chargers, Wall chargers, and power banks that have a built-in charging cable and Output charging ports are the best to get. In some cases, it may actually be better to get a charger that has a built-in charging cable and has Output port because it’s always a sure-fire way to have your most reliable and used charging cable on hand.

We recommend car charger with built-in charging cable because you will always have your cable in the car, while there are other ports for other people to use. Same goes for power banks, with your cable always on hand and if someone else wants to charge their device, they can plug their cable into the Output ports.

Should You Get a Built-in Charging Cable Charger?

It depends on what you’re circumstances are. You must know what you expect from your charger. If you’re going to be the sole person using the charging cable, then we say go for it. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t take really good care of their cables, then you may want to rethink getting one.

However, we are very big advocates for Built-in charging cables when they come along with a car charger that has Output charging ports. That’s because it gives more options to the sole user of the charger and gives other chances to take advantage of the charger. If you own an iPhone, then purchasing a car charger or power bank that features a built-in Lightning cable is a good option, only if the chargers have Output charging ports. The same goes for devices that take Type-C and Micro-USB cables. By having Outputs along with your built-in charging cable, it’s a fallback plan just in case the built-in cable were to get damaged.

Pros & Cons of getting a Built-in Charging cable charger:

Pros:

  • If you’re the sole user of the charger
  • The charger with the built-in charging cable comes with Output charging ports

Cons:

  • The charging cable may be too short
  • A charger with a sole built in charging cable renders the ability to charge different devices useless
  • If the built-in charging cable breaks, then the charger ultimately becomes useless if it has no output charging ports.
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Deal: Anker [6-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB Cable Combo

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Charging cables are the core part of charging, so why not have a bundle of them? This Anker bundle include 6 Micro-USB cables that follow Anker’s PowerLine cable construction that feature a Kevlar construction within the cables; This makes the cables extremely strong from the inside. Additionally the Micro USB cables have Hard and Soft PVC on the Micro-USB head for a very long bend life so the cables won’t tear open easily even after long-term use.

Here’s the lengths of the 6 cables within this bundle.

Two – 1 Foot

Three – 3 Foot

One – 6 Foot

You get 6 Micro-USB charging cables that are PowerLine strongly built at a price of $14.99. Individual charging cables cost near this bundle pack, if not as much, but in this case you’ll have a charging cable for nearly any situation. We think this is a deal well done.

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Daily Deal: AUKEY USB-C to USB-C Cable (6.6ft)

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USB Type-C is new type of charging cable that few smartphones currently use. However, it’s going to be a more common standard for smartphones and future devices to be using the Type-C cable because of the faster charging and syncing. The Type-C cable is able to bring together what Lightning and Micro-USB cables have done and put it all into one to deliver an even better charging cable that is actually being used for Macbooks as well. You can learn more about the USB Type-C and other charging technologies like Quick Charge here.

If you’ve got a smartphone or any other device that uses Type-C, Aukey is currently offering this USB Type-C 6 Foot cable for $6.99 by using the Coupon Code: USBCAUK2

Original Price: $9.99

Coupon Code: USBCAUK2

Discount Price: $6.99

Get it soon! It’s only a Daily Deal!

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Best Charging Cable Bundles

Charging Cable Bundle

Charging cables are an integral part of charging. You may be using a wireless charger at times but we know that most of the time and for the majority of people, that charging is mostly done with a charging cable. Sometimes there are bad choices with the charging cables that you may buy and so they break after about 2 weeks of use. You can learn how to make the best choice for buying a charging cable here.

We’re here to tell you the best deals for purchasing charging cables in bulk. These bundles have quality charging cables that you can rely on. Buying charging cables in a bundle is a great choice for a few reasons:

  1. One Charging cable may become too damaged to use after a long period of time. Now you can rely on the other great charging cables that you have because you bought a bundle pack.

2. You want to have multiple charging cables because you can have them in different situations. If you want to have a charging cable at home, for work, and for the car; That can be done by purchasing a bundle.

Buying charging cables within a bundle is better than buying multiple singular cables because most of the time the cost of the bundle is much less than if you were to buy it separately.

Let’s get started on the best bundles for charging cables.

Best Micro-USB Bundle Packs

Micro USB cables are one of the most used charging cables. That’s because they’re simple to use and for charging purposes they are very efficient. Although there’s just one problem with Micro-USB cables, they are not very durable when it comes to the charging head, because the charging hooks on the head become worn down. After the charging hooks wear down, keeping the charging cable in the device for charging can become frustrating as it always falls out. This is when having another charging cable is always helpful because then you don’t have to deal with the unhinging charging hooks.

Anker PowerLine Micro-USB Bundles

Anker’s PowerLine charging cables are the top of the line variation of charging cables. They have structural integrity that makes them last longer than other cables. This is done by having the inner construction of their cables enveloped with Kevlar wrapping. The Kevlar construction makes the inside of the cable stronger and less susceptible to damage even if it were bent to the extremes. If the cable were ripped open, the Kevlar constructions would still make the cable usable.

Heads of the PowerLine charging cables are enveloped with PVC. The bottom head of the charging cables is enveloped with Soft PVC, the pressure of being bent doesn’t do any damage and rip the cable open. The top part of the charging head is hard so that the charging piece of the head doesn’t fall out or bend. The construction of a PowerLine cable is meant to make the cable more resilient with continuous use.

 

[6-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB Cable Combo

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The Anker PowerLine 6 Pack cable bundle is the apex of bundles that Anker has for its Micro-USB cable bundle. With a total of 6 charging cables, the bundle is great if you want to have high quality charging cables in nearly every charging situation. Best of all, the cables within this bundle are all PowerLine, so they’re very durable.

  • # of Cables: 6
  • Length of Cables: Two – 1 Foot / Three – 3 Foot / One – 6 Foot
  • PowerLine: Yes
  • Price: $14.99

It would be far better purchasing this bundle because a 6 Foot PowerLine Micro-USB cable costs $6.99. Buying two of those single PowerLine Micro-USB cables already puts it into the price range of the 6-Pack, that has 6 cables.

[5-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB

PowerLine Micro 5 PACK

On from the PowerLine 6 Pack bundle of charging cables, the bundles go down with how much cables they include. The next bundle includes an assortment of 5 PowerLine Micro-USB cables. This bundle is about $2 less than the 6 pack bundle, so you’re not going to see or get much of a difference with the experience that this bundle brings or the cost of it.

  • # of Cables: 5
  • Length of Cables: Two – 1 Foot / Two – 3 Foot / One – 6 Foot
  • PowerLine: Yes
  • Price: $12.99

 

[4-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB

PowerLine Micro 4 PACK

The 4 pack Micro-USB bundle is for those that are alright with having short charging cables. That’s because the four Micro-USB cables within this bundle are all 1 foot. So if you don’t mind having a really short cable for most of your charging uses, then this bundle is for you. We recommend purchasing this cable if you’re a frequent power bank user, because power banks are usually kept close to the user, so it’s perfect to use a short cable with power banks.

  • # of Cables: 4
  • Length of Cables: 4 – 1 Foot
  • PowerLine: Yes
  • Price: $9.99

 

[3-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB

PowerLine Micro 3 PACK

Last of the PowerLine Micro-USB bundle is the 3 pack bundle that includes 3 three foot Micro USB cables. It’s quite an awesome bundle for those that want 3 charging cables that are at a universal length because they can be used everywhere. That’s because 3 feet for a cable is just long enough so that you can still use your device and short enough that the charging cable isn’t going to be a hassle to use. Wall charging, power banks chargers and car charging are perfect for these kinds of cables.

  • # of Cables: 3
  • Length of Cables: 3 – 3 Foot
  • PowerLine: Yes
  • Price: $9.99

 

Best Lightning Cable Bundles

Lightning cables are the second most used type of charging cable because they are used for Apple’s devices like the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. There are lots of people that own those devices and as a result need Lightning cables. However, Lightning cables are known to not have a high durability level and as a result, people purchase Lightning cables constantly. Here are the best Lightning Cable bundles that will offer the most quality and last you a longer time.

Zeus Products: Lightning Cable 4 Pack

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This pack of Lightning cables has 4 charging cables. Overall it’s a great charging cable pack because the cables are 3 feet long. Also, the cables are all MFi certified which means that they’re at the quality of Lightning cables that you’d purchase from Apple themselves. The length of the cables are standard, and just long enough for nearly any charging needs. Lightning cable bundles are usually thought to be rip offs but that’s not the case here. The cables are actually at the quality you’d expect with them being able to charge and sync to share files.

If you’re worried that this bundle if too good to be true, there’s no reason to worry because Zeus Products has a created a quality path with selling Lightning cables within a bundle. Overall, what would be the use in selling a bad product? That would result in fewer sales!

  • # of Cables: 4
  • Length of Cables: 4 – 3 Foot
  • MFi Certified: Yes
  • Price: $12.99

[3 Pack] Anker PowerLine Lightning

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If you’re looking for a bundle of Lightning charging cables that are even higher on the quality spectrum, then there’s always Anker’s PowerLine charging cables. Yes, Anker even has a PowerLine lineup of Lightning cables and as well as USB Type-C cables which we’ll get to soon. The Lightning charging cables feature the Kevlar construction within the cable and PVC protection at the head of the cable so the cable is damn near impossible to damage.

The above 3 pack PowerLine Lightning cable has 3 Lightning cables that are 3 feet long. This pack of Lightning cable is quite pricey in terms of charging cable because it’s $23.99. Yes, the price of the 3 pack cables is quite high but it’s the result of creating a quality product. The cables are long enough so they can be used freely. The structural integrity of the cables is great with the PowerLine construction methods providing longevity. This Lightning cable bundle provides the best quality of Lightning cables and as a result, the price matches the quality.

  • # of Cables: 3
  • Length of Cables: 3 – 3 Foot
  • MFi Certified: Yes
  • Price: $23.99

[2-Pack] Lightning to USB Cable

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However if you’re looking for an alternative for high-quality Lightning charging cables that still holds their quality but with a lower price tag, the standard two pack Lightning cables are your best bet. It’s a set of two cables that are 3 feet long. The cables are not PowerLine but still have a very long bend life.

  • # of Cables: 2
  • Length of Cables: 2 – 3 Foot
  • MFi Certified: Yes
  • Price: $12.99

 

Best USB Type-C Cable Bundles

USB Type-C cable is the latest and greatest type of charging cable. The cable is compatible with only a handful of cables but it’s going to be compatible with many devices in the future because of the faster charging and syncing capabilities. The Type-C cable can achieve charging speeds up to 3.0A charging speed. That charging speed is as fast as Quick Charge charging speeds. Another aspect of Type-C cables is that they are reversible, meaning that both sides of the cable are able to go into a device and charge it. USB Type-C brings the best aspects of charging cables and bring it all together. Getting a bundle of Type-C cables is actually like getting the best charging cables but within a pack.

[5 Pack] AUKEY USB-C to USB 3.0

Aukey offers a 5 pack Type-C bundle. The cables are at the quality that you’d expect from the PowerLine products that Anker offers. The most notable quality is the very bendable bottom piece on the head of the cable. It offers resiliency for when the cable is bent even into the extremes. The cables within the bundle vary in length but it’s a bundle that anyone looking for a Type-C cable bundle would love.

  • # of Cables: 5
  • Length of Cables: 1 – 6 Foot / 3 – 3 Foot / 1 – 1 Foot
  • Price: $24.99

Aukey also offers a 3 pack of Type-C cables that are 3 feet each, but the above 5 pack is much more worth the money, because it already has three 3 foot cables and plus two more cables. The 3 pack is priced at $19.99 and although cheaper, it’s simply not worth the price drop.

USB Type C Cable, CHOETECH [6 Pack]

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Then there’s a Type-C bundle from Chotech that has 6 USB Type-C cables. Yup, 6 Type-C cables that offer the blazing fast charging that Type-C cables are known to give. This means that you can have fast charging nearly anywhere you go. Whether it’s at work or at home and even if you going hiking. This bundle has got you covered at nearly every turn. The six pack bundle has some cables of different sizes but four of the same. Take a look below for the contents of this Type-C bundle. Most of all, the price of the bundle is not bad at all. Coming in at $19.99, you’d think that the price would be greater but Chotech might just be playing it real and pricing the bundle for what it’s really worth.

  • # of Cables: 6
  • Length of Cables: 1 – 6 Foot / 4 – 3 Foot / 1 – 1 Foot
  • Price: $19.99

Conclusion: Charging cable bundles is great way to purchase charging cables because owning charging cables can be a tricky situation. Some cables break, some cables go missing or you may have left your one charging cable at home and you have your power bank with you at work that you can’t use. Whatever the reason, charging cables are good to have in numbers because they’re a necessity when it comes to charging your electronics.

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What makes a Great Charging Cable?

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We’ve all been there. The charging cable that simply does not want to last but you buy it with great confidence thinking: “This is it, this is the cable that’s gonna last a long time and it won’t wear down and be torn apart!”. Oh, but it most likely will be torn apart and this is because all charging cables are not created equal, especially at this point in time. There are so many manufacturers for charging cables nowadays, and so many take advantage of producing cables at a very cheap price.

What does it mean to produce cables and basically any other product for a cheap price? This means that the end product is going to be well below the standards for the customer. It’s quite easy to make the baseline function of the cable; A charging cable is meant to Sync and Charge a device, those two aspects are generally enough for someone to purchase a cable for their device.

What many people do not know, is that a charging cable should provide sustainability, meaning that the cable should be strong enough that it can be used for charging, syncing and basically do any other functions that it’s meant to do. How can a broken cable perform its task if it’s broken? It cannot and that is why choosing quality when it comes to cables is a mandatory decision.

What makes a quality charging cable?

First thing is that you’re gonna want to choose the length of your charging cable, and the length of your cable doesn’t matter because it’s a personal preference. Getting a short charging cable will mean that your phone will have to stay stationary for most of its charging, the spectrum with short cables is usually within the 1ft or 3ft range. Then there’s the medium length that’s 6ft. Lastly, most charging cables go as long as 9ft or 10ft.

Now for the actual construction and design of a charging cable. Most charging cables simply having the wire that is encased with PVC (Basically rubber) and the charging head begins without any reinforcement at the head. Getting these kinds of charging cables is bound to end with the results being a torn apart cable. This is because it’s part of the cable’s fault and the way we live our lifestyles. We are constantly on the move; Maybe you take your charging cable to work, to school or maybe out on our morning runs. The charging cable must be on par with your lifestyle.

Charging cables are now being made with the better material, though, with decisions such as using better material when it comes to the outside casing and inside the casing of the cable. The charging head of the cables has now been improved to make the degradation of the charge heads much slower.

The Cable’s Wire

The wire is the main piece of the cable that needs to be in great shape and for that to happen, the cable needs to be made of great material.

Great quality charging cables have two main constructional material paths:

  • Rubber Outer Shell with Kevlar Construction Inside the cable
  • Nylon Braided cable

Rubber Outer Shell with Kevlar reinforcement

These cables may look just like any other normal cable but the quality lays within them. Cables like these feature Kevlar construction which means even if the outside of the cable gets torn apart like it usually does, the cable will still function because of the protective Kevlar construction around the data and power wires.

 

Nylon Braided cables

These cables are another type of construction for cables that is also widely because it gives extra protection to the outside rubber material of a charging cable.

Here’s what a Nylon Braided means:

 

The Nylon is simply braided on top of the rubber constructed wire. This benefits the longevity of a cable because the Nylon acts as a first shield for the cable. The second shield would then be the base rubber casing. Nylon braid charging cables would be the best option if you move your charging cable a lot because this way, the Nylon will wear out first, then the rubber case and then the inner parts of the wire. So it will be a while for your next charging cable.

The Charging Head Housing

The heads of charging cables are another common weak point for charging cables because it’s the spot of the cable that can have the most stress on it. The stress on the head of the cable comes from it not being flexible and when something is not flexible it break, the same goes for a cable head.

When then head of the cable base is flexible, it allows for pressure to be more spread out, which allows for the many parts of the head to take pressure easily without damage being sustained.

 

Some companies such as Anker make it a point to specify that their charging cables feature a flexible base.

 

Then there are charging cables that simply have a flexible head base because it’s the best choice for design. A charger doesn’t have to specify whether it has a good base or not, but it’s alright to have the indication and you can tell if the base if flexible by the length.

Conclusion:

There is an ocean of charging cables and it’s important to reel in the best cables for you. Cables that are going to last long, cables that match your expectations and will not fall apart.

Now that you know the basics of what to look for in a charging cable, take a read of our upcoming reviews for more charging cables that provide the best in charging tech.

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Charging Cables

Cable Chargers

 

Charging Cables are the basic tools when it comes to not only charging but overall how you want to use a device. Charging cables are also known to be syncing devices, with the ability to connect your device to another device allows for the sharing of information.

Cables are very portable as well and with the portability comes the necessary rigidity for the charging cable to last a long time.

The main 3 charging cables are:

 

Micro-USB-Cable

Micro USB

  • Micro USB dominates Android phones & and many none smartphone devices because the Micro USB design has become universal for many devices to use.

 

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Lightning Cable

  • Lightning Cable is the premier charging cable for the Apple’s products. The Lightning cable features a dual head that allows for any orientation for it to charge. The Lightning cable will usually follow an “MFi” certification for companies that do produce Lightning cables. The “MFi” means Made For iPhone/iPad/iPod and is basically a way of telling consumers that a Lightning Cable is up to standards with Apple.

 

USB Type C

USB Type-C

  • USB Type-C is the rising charging & sync cable for newer devices. USB Type-C allows for faster charging, faster sync/file sharing between devices and it features a dual orientation just like the Lightning cable. It’s a cable that has basically taken all the good of charging cables and put it into one. Apple’s Macs & and Google’s Nexus phones now use the USB Type-C.

A charging cable can be many things but here at Charger Harbor we know what makes up the fundamental principles of a charging cable:

 

Sync and Charge

  • It has length whether it’s a 1-foot cable 3-foot cable, length for a charging cable matters because people want to be as free as possible while charging their devices and using them.
  • A Charging cable is meant to Charge & Sync
  • A Charging Cable is meant to last and have a long life with the great material being used in a great way for resiliency.

When all is put into the account, a charging cable is meant to be the basis of charging and be used frequently. A low-quality charging cable will be destroyed quickly and have you spending more of your money. Choosing a great charging cable can be the difference between saving or wasting money.

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