iPhones, iPads and a lot of other Apple devices have a problem that is very common with all electronic products – their cables break way too often. It’s an issue that the company has been dealing with for quite some time now – it even involves Apple’s latest iPhone 5 model as well as the incredibly popular iPod Touch. In most cases this is a problem with the cable itself – it gets loose and separates from the plug. When this happens, your device won’t charge anymore and you will need to buy a new cable (which is probably going to break after some time as well).
As you might expect, Apple is making quite a profit by selling all those cables. Unfortunately people have started to realize that the Apple’s official iPhone charger cables are overpriced. That has led to a huge influx of third-party products – from eBay to online stores or even old shops. They sell iPhone charger cables, which are often lower in price and definitely more reliable than Apple’s model. In my opinion it is not worth buying an original Apple cable for more than 3$.
Here is a list of great iPhone charger cables that are definitely worth buying:
1. Antec Mobile Charger Cable
Price – ~ 2,50$
This is probably the best known third-party product on the market right now. It’s both cheaper and much better quality than Apple’s official model. It’s available in black, gold and transparent colors.
It’s pretty simple to use – you just have to plug one side into your device and the other into any USB port.
This cable is much more flexible than Apple’s original product so I doubt it would break anytime soon. The only downside of this product is that it’s so simple, so there’s no LED light to show you when your iPhone or iPad is charging.
2. Authentic Monster iCarPlay Micro USB Cable
Price – ~ 2$
This cable comes from a well-known monster – just like the name suggests. It’s an authentic product that has been tested and certified by iTunes – so there’s no reason why it wouldn’t work. It has a nice LED light that shows you when your device is connected and charging.
On top of everything, the cable itself looks much more attractive than Apple’s original model – in my opinion at least. You can get this product in black or white.
3. Belkin Car Charger with USB Port
Price – ~ 6$
This product is different from all other cables on this list. It’s not another iPhone charger cable; instead it charges your device, while you are driving in your car. That way you will always have a fully powered battery – even if you use GPS or listen to music. This is probably the best option for people who are often on the road.
In my opinion it’s a bit overpriced but it’s definitely worth checking out if you spend a lot of time in your car. The cable features a 1-amp USB port and a 2-amp micro-USB port that can be used for both charging and data transfer. You can get it in black, blue, red or white colors.
4. Cheap iPhone Charger Cable
Price – ~ 1$
This is probably the cheapest (yet still reliable) product on this list. It costs only one dollar but that doesn’t mean that you should expect poor quality. This cable has been tested and approved by both Apple and iTunes – so there’s no reason why it wouldn’t work.
It has the same design as Apple’s original product, which might make you think that it’s not reliable; however I can assure you that this is definitely worth buying (especially if you don’t want to spend too much money). It would make a great choice for people who like simplicity.
As you can see, there are a lot of reliable and cheaper iPhone charger cables on the market. Apple’s product is certainly unique and you should buy it if you don’t want to lose your warranty – but only for ~ 3$ because anything more than that would be a waste of money.