The only charge/sync cable you will ever need.

Mobile devices make the world go round these days. Most devices ship with a standard, factory-issue cable that will both charge and sync your device. While they get the job done, they usually aren’t the more durable cable in the world. My main experience with factory-issue cables is with Apple cables. They do a great job making sure devices maintain a charge, but in my experience, they don’t hold up under extreme stress. I used to travel quite a bit for my job and the Apple cables were the first ones to show wear. Fortunately, there are a lot of alternatives out there like the Griffin Survivor USB to Lightning cable.

Griffin Survivor USB to Lightning Cable REVIEW

This Survivor series cable from Griffin is built to last. It features triple layer construction with a nylon outer jacket and durable, armored no-flex connectors. The connectors are soldered and mechanically attached to copper cores to make it extra rugged. The USB to Lightning cable is made use with all modern Apple products that use Lightning as a connection method. The cable is 4 feet long, which is ideal for most situations. The cable has undergone extensive testing including 10,000 cycle bend testing. In short, this cable can survive most any situation.

Griffin Survivor USB to Lightning Cable REVIEW

One of the first places that I find cables break apart is where the cord meets the connector. Griffin engineers definitely saw that as a flaw in the cable design, too, because they reinforced the area. The connector keeps the cord from bending too much in one direction or the other and the nylon covering ensures that the cable won’t break apart.

Griffin Survivor USB to Lightning Cable REVIEW

The connectors have pretty heavy, thick bases. I keep a case on my phone 99% of the time so I was a little concerned that maybe the Lightning connector wouldn’t reach the port on my phone, but luckily, it clicked into place quite easily. The cable provided a solid charge to my phone and there were no communication errors when I plugged it into my computer. I really like using it to charge my iPad Pro, too.

All in all, this is a great cable to add to any collection. I would recommend it especially for people who travel a lot because it will stand up to more abuse than a standard cable would. The cable is available for Micro USB, too.

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