If you are an iPhone/iPad/iPod owner, then you would have struggled with a frayed or damaged Apple lightning cord sometime or other. It is a universal problem that all Apple device owners face. This has led to the rise of cheap lightning cables flooding the market. However these cheap cables come with their own multitude of problems. Not syncing properly, not charging and sometimes even damaging the device are some of the problems that you encounter when you use cheap cables. Even if a cheap cable doesn’t show any signs of damage, they die easily and no matter how much you wiggle, change their position they don’t charge efficiently.
It is worth to spend a few extra bucks to purchase a high quality third party cord that will serve you long. Now let’s look at some of the best third party lightning cables available in the market.
1. Lightning to USB Cable from Anker
This 3-foot cable is available from $5.99 and does charging efficiently and is quite durable. It is recommended by thousands of users who vouch for it. It comes with an eighteen month warranty that makes it more popular among the customers. It is also available in several colors to add to the oomph factor.
2. Lightning Cable from Spigen
This is one of the most trusted brands worldwide and it is no surprise to see a product from this cable in the list. Spigen products have built their own reputation for their efficiency and trust. They are available in a pack with four cables. This is useful when you have several Apple devices in your household. Instead of pulling and switching cables for several devices you can have a single dedicated cable for each device. You can also get a single cable if you don’t require several cables. The length of the cable is 3.3 feet.
3. Spring Lightning Cable from MOSS
This has several different features from the previous two and is built fancier when compared to the previous two cables. The aluminum connector head is anodized. This gives the cable extra protection while also increasing the look of the cable by several notches. It has a special woven beading that protects the cable from fraying and the spring jacket at the turn of the cable adds an extra layer of protection.
The best part is that if the company has a no questions asked return policy if the cable breaks for any reason.
4. Lightning Cable from Oaxis Tech
This cable has an impressive length of 6.6 feet and is an ideal option when your power socket is located at a distance from your work table or bed. Also the woven wire makes it highly durable. If you have a house full of energetic kids who tug and pull your cables often, then this cable should be your first choice as it withstands high amounts of stress.
5. Lightning to USB Cable from LeTouch
On the other hand if you are looking for an ultra short cable then this is perfect for you. The additional features are the woven cord and the connectors with a wooden finish. It is priced a bit higher than the other cables mentioned here, however it is worth the price and it even comes with a full replacement warranty for 12 months.