Someone saw the light. And he works for ZDNet.
How often do you come across an ad or article about some super-tough charging cable that can resist a shark bite or allow you to rappel down the side of a building? OK, maybe nothing that extreme, but there’s no end of companies out there touting that you can do pull-ups with, stop a chainsaw, or use to tow a car.
Just over the past dozen years I’ve had to replace one– 1 — iPhone USB cable. I ran over it with my chair. Pull them out carefully and they last.
What are the problems?
- The first is that “indestructible” cables are rarely indestructible – exactly, so care for them.
- The second thing is that they just aren’t worth the money. Even if they did live up to the promise of being “indestructible,” they’re expensive, and you invariably end up needing a few
That’s it? Two things?
I’m a big fan of Amazon Basics cables. They’re cheap, robust enough to survive being manhandled, and have a decent warranty. I also like Anker cables. Again, they are well made, and way tougher than your smartphone or tablet is. And again, they come with a no-fuss warranty.
Works for me, too.