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Belkin - DuraTek Plus 6' USB Type A-to-Lightning Cable - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The length is great!

    Posted
    Paulette2019
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The length is great and it does not get as hot towards the end of charging my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Love
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This Belkin cord has extra length which is great but is not to long to become a tripping hazard. The denim look it great also to distinguish yours from everyone else's

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great charging cable

    Posted
    BBclient
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like the texture of this charging cable. The length is really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality cable

    Posted
    ScubaSteve
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    With so many charging cables on the market, it is the little things that stand out. This cable has a neat leather cable tie and the cable is strong yet flexible. The length is just right for most uses and charges an iPhone effectively.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid performer, perhaps too solid

    Posted
    Chadwick
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    I got the Belkin Duratek Plus to use in the rear seats of my van where the USB outlets are only on one side so the 6 foot length would work perfectly and I thought the design looked much more durable than other charging cables. I was right on both counts. The extra length allows people sitting on the side without an outlet to charge and still be able to use their device. It has withstood children's rough handling and gets walked on regularly. So far it is showing no signs of fatigue from use. The only complaint I have it that this cord is simply not very flexible. It has retained some of the curvature from the original packaging and seems really stiff. It's not a huge deal in my situation but others might to pay attention if using under different parameters. I suppose stiffness could be attributed to the durability, which is a trade-off I'm willing to make.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option

    Posted
    KaeL
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    It's a lightening cable so you don't expect anything exciting. But this one appears to be much better as far as not as likely to fall apart quickly like the oem ones seem to do. The extra length is also a plus. If you're looking for something that seems durable with some length this is definitely worth looking into.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The only OEM replacement!

    Posted
    IronHorseGPS
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    The Belkin 6' Black Duratek Plus Lightning Cable is the only go-to replacement for the OEM charging cables and the way the OEMs should be. This cable is, out of the box, far superior in every way to the OEM and most other aftermarket cables. The rugged design is apparent the minute you pick it up. The braided/fiber cable screams "try and brake me!" The ends are reinforced by extended covers which help prevent pinching, bending, and breaking at the connectors like so often happens to the OEMs. The leather/button feature is an awesome touch as it helps keep your cord tidy and from flopping around. 6-foot is perfect length and the cable allows for high-speed charging! PROS - Belkin quality and features - Strong, reinforced, rugged! - Leather/button strap is perfect for this cable and not too bulky or obtrusive. - Solid build ensures years of use without damage and worry-free usage. - 6 foot is perfect for nearly any use, strap off the length you don't need if it is to long! CONS - NONE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very durable

    Posted
    Longhorn74
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    My wife and I love this Belkin lightning cable. You can see and feel that this cable is much more sturdy and durable than the regular cable that comes with an Iphone or Ipad. We also enjoy the added length to the cable. The only complaint from my wife is the snap that the cable comes with, she wishes that it can be removed. Other than that minor complaint, we both highly recommend the Belkin lightning cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable, good size but the price is a bit much

    Posted
    redderr
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    Reviewing the cable for what it does, it does very well. Great build quality, good length and the ends are built to take abuse to avoid failing. All this give the cable a solid 5 stars but I must take a star off for the cost. Too many other options on the market that are as durable at half the cost. I would buy again but at half the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No good if you have a case.....

    Posted
    hockeycanuckjc
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    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    So, my husband always likes to keep plugged in at home so we put this on his iPhone 7 Plus to see how he liked it. The build quality of the cord is AWESOME , so is the length of the cord and the leather buckle is a nice addition. The bad news is that this cord is not built around if you have a phone case. We had to push hard just to get the cord to fit in with the case. The plug needs to be smaller in profile to fit with cases. Therefore we cannot suggest this due to the unfriendly nature of the plug profile if your case won't allow the plug.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality lightning to USB-A cable for Iphone/Ipad

    Posted
    allib
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    I've learned from experience to not buy cheap cables for charging my iPhone or Ipad. Inevitably, the cheap ones never last. This white, four foot cable from Belkin appears to be well constructed and states on the packaging that it is 10X stronger, plus resistant in bend tests compared to standard cables. Belkin obviously believes in the quality of this cable since it includes a 5 year warranty which is quite impressive. Some of the quality features include: resists breakage with laser-welded connectors, avoids electrical failure and breakage with reengineered strain relief and resists fraying with a tightly woven exterior of Aramid fibers. It has a leather strap for storage and cable management which is a rather unique material I've not seen on other cables. I'd highly recommend this cable. It is similar in cost to Apple cables and I've tended to have very good luck with woven cables compared to the plastic coated cables that tend to break or pinch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4’ lightning cable - great length

    Posted
    BBReviewer
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    The Belkin DuraTec Plus lightning cable for iPhone & iPad works as expected. It quickly charged my iPhone 7plus. The 4' length adds just that little extra that I don't get with typical 3' cords. The woven cord seems like it would be durable and last longer than a typical wire cord and it doesn't tangle. It comes with a little snapping leather strap to store the cord which is nice. It seems very well made at both connectors. I'm not certain if the lightning end would fit into certain cases for charging... like Otter. It fit into my CaseMate case perfectly. If the cats don't chew this, it will last a good long time... Which it should for the $$. If it does, it's money well spent. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Stronger Cable (*2)

    Posted
    3Tcubed
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Ok I've now gotten the 6' & 4' Belkin DuraTek Plus cables for the iPhone (black & white). Only had the first one fro 2 weeks when I realized how good it was and got another. It does not kink up and it seems so much stronger than an Apple cable. Having both lenghts is really nice. And with my 2.1A fast charger this cable does charge faster the the std Apple lightning cable (~20%). In my car I've Car Play, which requires my phone to be connected/disconnected whenever I get in/out of the car. I've had 2 other cables (one a the original Apple cable). The Apple cable cracked in the middle and exposed wires in under a year, it might have been kicked or tangled by a passanger, I plead innocent in it's abuse, but it didn't last, and it's damage concerned me. The Belkin DuraTek Plus cable has much stronger anchors at each base/end of the cable and the cable is much thicker (see picture). Instead if a plastic cable cover the Belkin cable has a woven fabric which bends less easily, but slides more smoothly. The difference in cable quality it noticable. And the list price of Belkin's DuraTek Plus matches the Apple's Lightning cable of the same length. With a 5 year warranty, and a convenient cable strap, the decision is easy. On Apple's web site their Apple branded cables get 2 stars. If you going to spend the money on a good cable, get a great cable from Belkin, it's Apple certified, and it will last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The better mousetrap

    Posted
    Marine778
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Belkin Duratek Plus Lightning Cable is simply the better mousetrap in every respect. The cable that comes with your Apple products is good quality. But this thing is next level. In the past I have had multiple cables break at the joints. Mainly because my son will just grab the body of the cable and pull it out of the phone or iPad. When you do that, it causes stress on the cable at the connection where the plug meets the cable. In time it will break it at least stop working. The joints on this cable have some flex to them. So my hope is the even when exposed to my teenager it will last over time at least a little bit longer than the standard cables. Since I cannot change the habits of my son, this became a great option for me. First I liked the fact that it is longer. It's about 6 feet long and more than enough for my nightstand where I charge it at night. Where as before I'd plug in the phone and it would barely reach the table top. I love the smooth nylon braiding around the cable. I feel it will really minimize the chance it the cable being damaged when exposed to sharp objects. By far the best part is that it comes with a small leather snap that will allow you to coil the cable and the snap it closed so it maintains the coil. Great for storage and even better for the simple fact the cable will not get into knots. All and all this is a great purchase and you will be happy with your choice. By far the best I have seen on the market so far. Educate yourself before you buy. Do you want the $5 cable you can get online that will break in a month? Or do you want own that will last longer and is simply better quality? That is your choice. This cable is the one I'd choose.

    I would recommend this to a friend