Top 5 Braid­ed Light­ning Cables for Your Apple iPhone

Namrata Gogoi

When it comes to build quality, the stock Apple lightning cables will not probably feature at the top half. Yep, the stock cables are delicate and a tad flimsy. They tend to break and fray at the drop of a hat, and you'll see the effects of rough handling in just a couple of months. Bummer? You Bet. Luckily, there are several braided lightning cables out there to come to your rescue.

Top 5 Braided Lighting Cables for your Apple i Phone

They are strong and robust that can easily withstand the daily wear and tear along with a fair bit of rough handling. Plus, with MFi certification, these third-party cables easily work with your iPad and iPhone.

In this post, we have compiled a list of some of the robust braided lightning cables out there.

Hence, without further delay, let's get started.

1. Anker Powerline+ II Lightning Cable

MFi Certified: Yes

Anker Powerline+ II Lightning Cable

Anker products are primarily known for their quality and durability, and the Anker Powerline+ II Lightning Cables are no different. These 10ft cables are considered one of the best, thanks to their of their agility, strength, durability, and the solid build. And the ample length means you do not have to sit next to the power outlet to charge your iPhone.

Again, they are MFi certified, so no issues on the compatibility front. Anker claims that the Powerline+II can withstand more than thirty thousand bends, and this claim has been backed by the many reviews on Amazon speaking highly of the reliability and the long-lasting feature of this cable.

A highly-praiseworthy thing is its great customer service. If you end up with a defective product, they are quick to replace it with a working one.

Alternatively, you can also check out the Anker Powerline+ II 6ft Lightning Cable.

2. Anker 6ft Premium Nylon Lightning Cable

MFi Certified: Yes

Anker 6ft Premium Nylon Lightning Cable

Up next, we have the Anker Premium Nylon Lightning Cable. Like its counterpart above, the wire is sheathed in a nylon jacket that adds to its durability. And the MFi certification means that it will run seamlessly on most Apple devices with lightning port.

At the same time, these nylon cables ensure that you have a tangle-free experience. If you look closely, the strain relief of these cables is a little extended to prevent wear and tear. And users love it for its durability and sturdiness.

3. AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon Lightning to USB Cable

MFi Certified: Yes

AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon Lightning to USB Cable

AmazonBasics, Amazon's in-house brand, has a wide range of affordable electronic devices, and this double-braided Nylon Lightning cable is one of them. It's an Apple MFi certified cable that is both sleek and strong — the first thing that often fails on most cables is the area near the strain relief. And the use of quality material ensures that this thing doesn't happen soon.

A handful of reviewers on Amazon claim that this lightning cable is cat-proof. The sheathing is strong, and it can easily withstand nibbles and chewing to an extent.

The AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon Lightning Cable is available in a variety of colors, including a flashy red variant. Cables in bright colors are generally easy to spot.

4. Dazhwa 6-ft Nylon Braided Charging Cable (3PACK)

MFi Certified: Yes

Dazhwa 6-ft Nylon Braided Charging Cable

Another sturdy and robust cable that you can consider buying is the one by Dazhwa. These cables are available in a pack of 3 and are priced less than most of their counterparts. However, let that not deter you from trying them, for they are equally sturdy. The crux of these cables is a nice weave that gives them a distinctive look. And this is coupled with a beefy connector.

Dazhwa claims that its nylon braided cables can withstand more than 8000+ bends. And these claims seem to be validated by the users who are impressed by the quality and durability.

It's a 6ft cable which should be enough for most use-cases including cars. If you plan to use it in the car, it can easily extend to the back of the car.

When it comes to the power output, it supports up to 2.1A. Hence, you do not need to worry about the charging speed.

5. Aukey 6ft Nylon Braided Lightning Cable

MFi Certified: Yes

Aukey Nylon Braided Lightning Cable

If you do not want to spend much on lightning cables, you can check out the Aukey Nylon Braided Lightning Cable. With extended stress relief joints and a strong nylon jacket, this cable not are sturdy but also looks great.

The sheathing prevents the cable from tangling and knotting at odd places. At the same time, it is flexible, and you can neatly coil it when not in use.

The customer care service and after-sales support are pretty good. If you somehow end up with a faulty piece, the company reaches out and aptly replaces the item.

Ditch the Stock Cable

Though the cables mentioned above are sturdy and durable, you have to make sure that you handle them with care. Do not yank out the cable forcefully. And if you plan to use them in your car, don't leave it out directly under the hot sun.

So, which of these will you buy? Will you go for the all-time popular Anker Powerline+ II?

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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.