10 great Micro USB cables for your smartphone or tablet – reversible, glowing, extra-long and more

10 great Micro USB cables for your smartphone or tablet – reversible, glowing, extra-long and more
Everything breaks, sooner or later. That includes not only smartphones, tablets, and wearable gadgets, but also the accessories that come with them – chargers, cases, and data cables. Out of these three, the cable is probably most vulnerable to failing as it gets twisted, pulled, and bent pretty much on a daily basis. Thankfully, obtaining a replacement is a fairly easy and straightforward process. If you want a replacement Micro USB cable or a spare to have around, you may simply visit your nearby electronics store and pick a generic Micro USB cable for a few bucks. However, you won't be quite as cool as you would be if you grab one of these fancier Micro USB cables, which we have put together in the slideshow below. 

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9 Comments

1. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Monoprice FTW. Got 5 micro USB cables for 5 bucks.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Not all USB cables are created the same,so it's best to know whether it has 2 Amps max charging current or not....most cheap China cable are only capable of running .800-1 Amp , these are the cables to avoid, what this means is your charging time is gonna be slower assuming your handset is capable of running 2 Amps

4. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

Agreed...

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I like the glowing cable, aaaand it affects the charging time... boo! that mcflip reversible cable though :)

5. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

Becareful of the longer (3ft) cable...even Anker brand will only get 4.3V at the phone side...the charging time will be longer

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I always use the cables and chargers that come with the devices. But I think that reversible cable is the first I'll ever buy.

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Samsung cables are reliable, and those 8-inch Xiaomi cables that come with their powerbanks...those are REAL 2 amp cables I wouldn't count on these reversible cables, most likely thy're 1 Amp max

9. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

the 8-inch Xiaomi is truly 2A but not durable...

8. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

I bought 2 6ft cords from Monoprice like 9 mos ago. I use them all the time. Work great!

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