I would not be lying if I said that cables are one of the most abused phone accessories. From leaving them out under the hot sun in the car to yanking them out from the port, they see a lot of abuse from most of us. And in just a matter of a few months, you may either end up with a frayed cable or a loose connector. Luckily, there are several braided cables out there to come to your rescue.
These USB-C cables are strong and are resilient than regular cables. Plus, the braided exterior also keeps them from tangling, thus easing your work.
We have compiled some of the best-braided cables you can get for your Android phone or tablet with a USB-C port. Depending on your usage, you can either use them to transfer files or charge your phone faster.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
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1. JSAUX USB-A TO USB-C BRAIDED CORD
Length: 3ft, 6ft, 10ft
This one supports up to 480Mbps data throughput and delivers charging speed up to 5V/3A, meaning you will get decent speed. Do note that if your phone supports charging in higher wattages, these cables won’t cut it. The best option would be to look at USB-C 3.2 cables.
Plus, at 6.6ft, this cable gives you ample flexibility to route the cable as per your preference. Note that braided cables can be a little stiff than conventional cables.
2. AMAZONBASICS DOUBLE BRAIDED NYLON CABLE
Length: 1ft, 3ft, 6ft
This cable has been well received by users primarily for the materials used and the sturdiness and durability it brings to the table. It has around 73% 5-star reviews, and Fakespot estimates more than 50% of these reviews are genuine and reliable.
As suggestive of its name, the cable is double braided. Though it adds to the cable’s durability, it also means that the cable ends up being a little stiff, which makes it difficult to route or fold it as per your preference.
Another slight limitation is that the connectors are too long, preventing these cables from being used in the car as they do not bend easily at the endpoints. If you can live with these limitations, this AmazonBasics cable proves to be a good buy.
3. AUKEY RIGHT ANGLE USB C TO C CABLE
Length: 3.3ft, 6ft, 6.6ft
The good thing is that the USB-C connectors stay anchored to the port no matter how much you move your phone/tablet. Simultaneously, the woven fabric in the wire’s exterior prevents the cable from sharp bends, thus prolonging its life.
The data speed of 480Mbps gives you the wriggle room of using it to transfer contents to and fro from your phone or tablet.
4. ANKER POWERLINE+ III
Another crux of this cable is the USB-IF certifications. For those uninitiated, USB-IF cables are tested by independent labs for safety and performance. Quite naturally, all these make the Powerline+ III slightly expensive than its counterparts above. On the upside, with the 6ft length, you get enough wriggle room to reach remote power outlets.
5. CHOETECH 100W USB-C BRAIDED CABLE
The fast charging speed means that you will use the same cable to charge your USB-PD compatible phone, tablet, and laptop. Less e-waste, you see
It has over 84% positive reviews on Amazon, with users vouching for its charging process, sturdiness, and quality.
6. NOMAD LIGHTNING CABLE USB-C
Length: 4.9ft, 9.8ft
And it’s equally powerful. For one, it’s a USB-C PD cable and can deliver power to compatible laptops up to 100W. Woah right? On the downside, it still packs USB 2.0 transfer speed.
It’s well-built cable, and the length of 9ft m means that you do not have to sit near a power outlet to carry on your work.
A 5-year warranty further backs it.
ROUGH AND TOUGH
These USB-C cables are both durable and pack enough features to handle data transfers and phone charges. And to be honest, you’ll also need to do your bit as well to keep in mint condition.
For instance, you can invest in some quality cable clips (like the Beluga Cable Clips) one from to route the cable to your desk to prevent them from rubbing against desk edges and the likes. Other than that, do make a note to tie them up neatly with cable ties when not in use.