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

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly solid construction!

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    gwtbike
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    Ya, we're just talking about a lightning cable, but dang, this thing is built well. The braided cable is a bit thicker than most, but that lends to the durability. Quite flexible, does not get tangled and knotted like non-braided cables - just darn good. Connections on each end are very solid as well and there is very little risk of damaging the connections due to bending. Also comes with a very nice (maybe a little overkill) leather (maybe synthetic) cord wrap that is convenient with a little button closure. If you're looking for the nicest lightning cable around, this very well could be it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than apple

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    underdog217
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    Got this cord for my iPhone XS and it's pretty crazy how much better this is than the charging cord that comes with the phone. Everyone who has owned an iPhone knows that within a year or two, you'll start to see fraying due to the thin, rubbery plastic they use and it's hard to get their cord, even with good care to last long. With this cord, they specifically used a braided design to prevent fraying, the whole thing seems much sturdier than a standard cord. The packaging is great, you just pop the case open, plug in the cord and you're good to go. My biggest and only gripe about the cord is it has a leather bound strap that is pretty large/clunky that is attached to the cord itself. The intention of the strap is you can easily roll up the cord, bound it by the strap and easily carry the cord around. The issue is that you can't remove this clunky leather strap without cutting it off with a knife, so it's just stuck on the cord forever. Please note that this is for the cord only, USB cube/wall port is not included Either way, it's great and I'd highly recommend this over the normal iPhone charging cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, Dependable Travel Cable

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    cjviscito
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    I travel quite a bit and I also tend to wear out cables quickly. The Apple lightning cables typically end up fraying at the end by the Lightning plug and I've several that are patched up with electrical tape. I jumped at this Duratek cable because I've had a great experience with the Duratek Apple Watch cable. There are some definite pluses as well as some cons to be aware of when you pick this cable up. The cable is thick and covered in a solid feeling braided fiber. At times this is both a blessing and a curse. From a reliability stance, the thick braided cable feels nice and sturdy. However, this also makes weaving and using the cable a bit of a challenge because it's not as pliable and thin as the Apple Lightning cables. I opted for the 6 foot cable because I've found that spacing can be an issue, especially in hotel rooms where outlets seem to be placed at the most random of places. While that length is overkill for use in say, my car, it's nice because I'd rather have a longer cable and not need the extra length, than a cable that is too short. Additionally, the Duratek cable also comes with a leather snap-strap which makes bundling up excess cable nice. It also makes it easy to travel with. Belkin also makes a 4 foot variant of the cable, which would be better for folks who don't need the extra 2 feet. Again, I'd go for the longer cable since you can always use the leather snap-strap to bundle up the unused portion. Something else to be aware of if your phone is in a case, the Lightning tips on the cable are a bit thicker than the Apple ones. We tested it on my wife's iPhone XR Lifeproof case and it fit - but depending on the size of the covering around the lightning port, your mileage may vary. All in all, it's a solid cable that feels nice and thick and has become my default traveling / camping Lightning cable to use. It also comes with a 5 year warranty, so I guess we'll see if the Duratek is as much a road warrior as I am.

    I would recommend this to a friend