We’ve all been tempted by those too-cheap-to-believe $10 packs of charging cables. Cables feel like a thing that should be cheap, and the prices charged by first-party manufacturers like Apple and Samsung can be hard to justify. But be warned: those cheap charging cables aren’t worth the trouble.
In the video above, I go over best practices when shopping around for replacement charging cables. It’s relatively easy to avoid fake or knock-off cables as long as you stick to MFi certified cables for your Apple devices and trusted brands like Anker or Belkin for your Android devices.
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