This and Insignia are the only brands i trust with my iphone and micro usb devices. I had only ever used dynex for all of my micro usb devices prior to getting insignia for my first apple product late last year. However I HIGHLY recommend both brands. I can only attest to using dynex micro usb for so long (and not their lightning cables) but have not had a problem since, and heard from reviews the lightning dynex works just as well! Im not sure of the charge time difference ( and cannot compare since one is micro and the other is lightning) but they both charge fairly well for sure. Heres some technical aspects of both, only since they are similar yet different in appearance. I make sure only to compare what is relevant, such as the performance on the USB side. (Points are based off my experience using these cords in the Quirky pick up 6000 mAh power bank)
Build: The cords are sturdy enough definitely. When both are plugged into my portable charger, if i drop it but manage to catch it by the cords they dont fall out normally (depending how fast its falling or where it fell from) But if jerked they MAY fall out, so 4 out of 5 points there but still very good. Thank you dynex!
USB side plugged in: When tugged/ pulled on with normal force, dynex comes out faster than my insignia cable, nice job there. BUT when the cord is pulled or jerked with light force repeatedly, they both remain in place, 5/5
Micro usb side plugged in: It holds strong but could be stronger like my insignia for the iphone. That thing could bond to a rock. Not a deal breaker for me, just dont go swinging your phone or tablet around! Although In the end its really all about your day to day use. If not rough it will hold just fine. Still i give it a 4/5
Side Note for apple users: Not sure if the dynex brand would produce the same results for lightning cables as it does for their micro usb (in terms of my personal experience with what i reviewed above) but cant see how they would differ being from the same brand, you will need to go over to that review to see. Apparently lifeproof case users need to seek elsewhere with complaints about problems with the fit.
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Color options: This just gets them bonus points really, plus im an artist, gotta have color. I got my sister the blue but I had to get a plain jane one because i couldnt find many for dynex at best buy, and GO FIGURE, for the blue that i wanted haha. Kids these days. But cant complain for the price!
Bottom Line: Overall a good purchase, i give these brands a big thumbs up. And especially to Dynex for the low price and good performance. Hope this review helps! (i dont write many)