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Pyramid Distribution is now offering a Lightning cable that works as a sync/charge or charge-only cable

on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A couple of months ago, we told you about a microUSB cable for Android devices that could act as a normal sync/charge cable, or it could protect your device from unwanted data exchange while you are charging at a public charging station and charge your device faster, as well.  Now Pyramid Distribution has a LightningRead More…


Two new 3-in-1 cables from Bloobury lighten your daily carry kit

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Last year, we told you about a 2.5′ retractable 3-in-1 cable from Bloobury that combined an Apple 30-pin connector, an Apple Lightning connector, and a microUSB connector in one cable.  That cable could easily replace three cables in your gear bag, but what if you’re not a fan of the retractable cable format?  This yearRead More…


Flexible charging cables for your travel kit from Mophie

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Do your charging cables sometimes look like a nest of snakes in the bottom of your gear bag?  At only 4 inches long, these memory-flex cables from Mophie won’t get tangled in your bag or your desk drawer.  They look like they’ll be stiff and inflexible, but you can see in the image above thatRead More…


Incase USB Mini Cable Kit

on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I reviewed an Incase USB Mini Cable Kit a couple of years ago, and I still like and use that kit.  (See related posts for the review.)  The problem is that I no longer have an Apple device that uses the 30-pin connector in the kit, and I don’t really need the miniUSB cable, either.Read More…


This Lightning cable has beauty and brawn

on Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The AluCable Flat Lightning Cable from Just Mobile has slim connectors encased in aluminum for extra strength.  The flat cable is four feet long – one more than standard Lightning cables.  It’s Apple-certified, so you know it will work with your iOS devices.  It’s available in three color combinations:  black cable with gray connectors; whiteRead More…


Carry a Lightning cable on your keychain

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You know the drill, your iPhone or iPad is warning you that the battery is about to die, forcing you to go on a scavenger hunt to try to find a Lightning cable. If you’re tired of having to scrounge around in a drawer or gear bag to find a cable every time your deviceRead More…


Now your Lightning cable can tell you when your iOS device is charged

on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

With the Zeetron Light Up Lightning Cable, you’ll be able to see at a glance when your iOS device has completed charging.  When you plug the cable into a USB port, an LED at the Lightning plug lights up blue to show power is available.  When you plug in a device, a red LED comesRead More…


Show your pop culture status with the Popcord portable microUSB or Lightning charging cable

on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Cable, cable, where is my charging cable? I have sung that song on many occasions while on the road, not being able to find my phone’s charging cable. Popcord, a Kickstarter project from Powergoat, may be able to silence my blues. The Popcord is a compact charging cable designed to hook on to your keychainRead More…


Brando has your charging cable needs zipped up

on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The XPOWER Zipper Lightning + Micro USB Cable combines the two most-used charging cables into one.  You can even charge two devices simultaneously (2.4A maximum output).  The zipper design gives it a cool look, but it’s functional, too –  zip it up for storage, unzip it when you need to use it.  Brando says thatRead More…

Kyte&Key Cabelet

Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can wear your charger cable on your wrist with the Cabelet?

on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Although I will admit that I am not much of a fashionista, I have been known to investigate and dabble in new fashion trends. One of trends that has been going around for a few years now is dual-purpose bracelets. Most of them I have seen or that interest me have been “survival’ bracelets, usuallyRead More…


Just Mobile AluCable Mini Lightning cable review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, October 18th, 2013

There are so many ways to charge your phone nowadays that a charging cable is an essential part of a gadget bag. One problem I have is carrying around the long, Apple cord that gets tangled up while in my purse. We have finally started seeing Apple-certified Lightning cables come out, so I was happyRead More…


This Lightning charging cable also functions as a stand for your iPhone 5

on Monday, May 27th, 2013

This Lightning cable from iLoveHandles is $19.95, basically the same as Apple’s Lightning cable.  The Trunk doesn’t look like Apple’s cable though, other than the Lightning connector on one end and the USB connector on the other.  The cable itself is short, thick, and bendable, so you can bend it into a charging stand forRead More…