Don’t underestimate the power of a good cable.
For many years now, I’ve been collecting cables of all shapes and sizes. It’s not a hobby. It’s more of a side effect of reviewing technology products. I get to check out many different types of charging devices and therefore, I end up with lots of different charging and syncing cables. My favorite kind of cables are the ones that are wrapped with nylon because they end up being more durable in my experience. The only problem is that they can be more costly than standard cables. Fortunately, Syncwire provides an affordable, durable cable for people like me.
The USB-C to Lightning cable is approximately 4 feet (1.2m) long. It is MFi certified and is capable of charging and syncing Apple devices. The cable supports fast charging for iPhone 8 or later models with an 18W or higher USB-C charger. The Syncwire cable is 12 times stronger than conventional cables because it’s made with durable bulletproof fiber and highly elastic TPE material. The exterior the cable is a double-braided jacket. The cable comes with a removable velcro management cable tie to help keep the cable organized.
The standard Lightning Cable has the same properties as the USB-C to Lightning cable as described above. The standard Lightning cable connects using a USB-A connector instead of a USB-C connector and this cable is 6.5 feet (2m) in length.
Being an iPhone user, I’m never very far away from a Lightning cable. My problem is that I’ve gotten some really cheap Lightning cables and some of the ones that I’ve relied on for years have started to show their age. I’m very excited to have these brand new Syncwire cables. The USB-C to Lightning cable works beautifully.
One of the first things I did was to plug my iPhone 12 Pro into my MacBook Pro using the USB-C cable. I immediately heard the familiar ding that assures you that your beloved smartphone is indeed charging and then a dialogue box popped up to indicate that an update was needed in order for my phone to sync. After making that update, the phone icon appeared in the Finder window and I was able to view all the details of my phone and even synced it to the computer. As a charging and syncing cable, the USB-C to Lightning cable worked like a charm.
Since my iPhone charges wirelessly and my laptop is USB-C compatible, the standard Lightning cable doesn’t get a whole lot of use — except in my car. I have a 2019 Ford Escape, which is 100% compatible with CarPlay — as long as you have a standard Lightning cable. I have a super short cable that is great when my phone is being stored next to the outlet, but I’ve needed a longer cable to be able to make use of a new mount that I recently installed in my car. The Syncwire Lightning cable worked perfectly for this use. I didn’t have any issues with the cable connecting the phone to the car and it’s been a joy to use ever since.
While it can be hard to find good cables these days that don’t break the bank, it’s not impossible. These Lightning capable cables from Syncwire fit the bill and they are definitely worth the investment. I’m excited to have upgraded cables at my disposal now — thanks to Syncwire.