USB charging cables

kanex-gobuddy-plus

The GoBuddy Charge/Sync Cable + Bottle Opener from Kanex hangs on your key ring or sits in a pocket until you need to charge your device or until you need to open a beverage.  The 1.85" USB cable and the 1.81" device connector cable fold neatly away around the GoBuddy when you don't need them. [...]

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5 Lit

Charging devices is one of the unpleasant and time-consuming tasks that we gadget addicts must endure, thanks to the primitive state of electrochemical energy storage.  While ultracapacitors have not yet set us free from the torturous charging wait time, there are products that purport to make that wait time shorter.  Bench Soft sent us this [...]

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native-union-power-link-tassel-2

If you need a microUSB cable to charge your phone or tablet, you have two choices from Native Union.  The Power Link Knot has the microUSB and the USB plugs hidden inside the leather pouch, and the corded knot hanging below the pouch is the cable.  Native Union also offers a microUSB-to-USB option in the [...]

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mophie-memory-flex-charging-cables-2

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 that [...]

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incase-travel-cables-lighning

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. [...]

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getcord

Instead of carrying a 30pin cable for your iPod or older iPhone, a Lightning cable for your newer iPhone or iPad and a microUSB cable, you can buy one Get Cord that can be used for all three types of devices. This cable features an 6 foot long woven fabric cable with a USB connector [...]

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Native Union JUMP battery pack

Stop me if you've heard this one before: "I was on the road and my phone's battery died". Oh, you have heard that one before; then you have probably seen a lot of news and reviews on backup batteries as well. So why am I doing another one? The simple answer is that the JUMP, [...]

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orobis-transform-cable

The Orobis Transform USB cable is an indiegogo crowd-funding project.  This cable has a USB male connector on one end and a transforming connector on the other that contains both an Apple Lightning connector and a microUSB connector, so this one cable can be used to charge a variety of devices.  It looks almost exactly [...]

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cellink-i-1

When you travel, you need to take support gear for the gadget you carry - chargers, sync cables, and maybe even a backup battery.  All this stuff takes up a lot of room and adds a lot of weight to your carry-on bag.  The Cellink I will help you reduce the amount you carry for [...]

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aviiq-quickchange-cable

Here's another entry into The Gadgeteer's list of compact charging cables: the Quick Change Universal Dock Adapter from AViiQ.  This cable combines a microUSB, miniUSB, and an Apple 30-pin connector into one cable.  The flat ribbon cable is 5.5" long and weighs only 1.5 oz, so you won't even notice it's in your bag.  One [...]

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limbal

Who needs a fancy and expensive smartphone stand when you can have a Limb.al ? Another Kickstarter project that's already been fully funded with over 20 days to go, the Limb.al  is a rigid yet flexible USB to Apple/Micro-SD cable that allows you to position your smartphone directly in your USB port while charging and syncing your device [...]

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