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The best Micro USB cables for 2021

Micro USB cables are the second-most popular charging device for Android and are often used for devices older than 2015. Although they’ve lost ground to the faster USB-C, they remain a popular option for charging phones, cameras, and other devices.

To keep your lineup of devices juiced and ready to go at a moment’s notice, however, it’s good to invest in a variety of charging cables, including the Micro USB. Below, we’re picked our favorite Micro USB cables, each of which features reinforced fibers that won’t split or peel away over time.

Anker PowerLine Cable

Anker PowerLine Cable
  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Warranty: 18 months

This Micro USB cable is our top pick. When it comes to smartphone accessories, like the best portable chargers, Anker is generally a name you can trust, and this Micro USB cable is no exception. It’s long and strong, with integrated Kevlar fibers and heavy reinforcement at the stress points to ensure longevity. It also supports fast charging and syncing speeds. This 10-foot cable is reasonably priced and ideal if your outlet isn’t close to where you want to sit. It comes with two Velcro ties, too, so you can coil any excess cable if need be. It’s also available in 3- or 6-foot varieties.

Belkin MIXIT ChargeSync Cable

  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 4 feet
  • Warranty: 24 months

Belkin has been in the electronics industry since 1983. It should come as no surprise that they’ve made a product worthy of our list with the MIXIT Micro USB ChargeSync cable. This is a textbook Micro USB cable with a minimal design. The MIXIT branding comes from its compatibility with most if not all plugs — smartphones, laptops, video game controllers, and car outlets, just to name a few. Backed by a 2-year warranty and decades of customer service, this is a safe cable to buy if you want a fuss-free Micro USB cable.

JSAUX Micro USB – Twin Pack

  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 6.6 feet
  • Warranty: 18 months

The Micro USB cable from JSAUX is a durable, lengthy, and powerful option. The cable is capable of transfer speeds up to 480Mbps, with a 2.4A charge so you can take advantage of devices that support fast charging. The outer hardware is just as impressive with a sturdy nylon braided design throughout the cable. Not only does this make it more durable than plastic variants, but it is tangle-free so you won’t have to worry about tossing the cable around in bags and pockets. Rubberized strain relief is in place on both ends of the cable, helping reduce any damage caused when bending or plugging. This product may not be for everyone as it’s only available in a 6.6-foot length, but it will come in handy for those who require a longer Micro USB cable.

NetDot Magnetic Charging Cable (three-pack)

  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 3.3 feet
  • Warranty: 12 months

NetDot offers an affordable pack of magnetic chargers: The three-in-one combo includes options for USB-C and Micro USB, which makes it an ideal option if you are juggling accessories that use both and want cables that are ready for anything. Simply detach the connector heads and replace them with the compatible version. The cables have been updated with sturdier slots so the connector heads are less likely to slip off than earlier versions, making these cables even easier to use. Android syncing and fasting charging are also supported.

Syncwire Charging Cords

Syncwire Micro USB cables
  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 3x 3.3 feet
  • Warranty: Lifetime

These braided nylon cables are tough, with aluminum connectors that are built to last. You can snag three conveniently sized cables for a bargain price and they’ll serve you well. These cables can handle up to 2.4A and support USB 2.0 standard at 480 Mbps for data transfer. The 3.3-foot cables are ideal if you don’t want a lot of extra cable, but you can opt for 6.5-foot cables if you prefer, as they’re only an extra $3. 

Fuse Chicken Titan Cable

Fuse Chicken Titan Cable
  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 3.25 feet
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime

This is hands down the most versatile cable we’ve tested so far. Since it features an industrial-strength steel casing, you don’t have to worry about playful puppies or curious cats chewing through it. That added protection does have a minor drawback: as heavy as it is, this may not be the most convenient cable to carry with you on the go.

You can shift or bend this cable, so it stands on its own, but you will need to make sure you’re bending it in the right places. If you aren’t careful how you bend a cord, the connectors could become stressed, which is a weak spot. These cables come in multiple sizes; If you’re traveling, we recommend choosing the shorter Titan cord because the longer version could get in the way while you’re on the road.

Proxicast Cable

  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 6 feet
  • Warranty: 12 months

One of the necessary qualities of high-quality phone cases is their USB capabilities. If your case makes it difficult to connect your phone to your charger, favorite headphones, or more, try out the Proxicast’s cable. This six-foot-long cable features a Micro USB male connector that is a little deeper than usual, helping it get to those hard-to-reach ports.

This well-sized cable is ideal for ruggedized cases, smartwatches, and any other devices that may require a little extra to reach the plug. Manufacturers reinforced the cable with 22 AWG gauge material, making it extra durable and able to withstand a bit of wear and tear. The latest 2020 version now also allows for a quick charge without costing you an arm and a leg.

CableCreation Angle Micro USB Cable (two-pack)

  • Quick charge: No
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Warranty: Lifetime

A right-angled connector could be just what you are looking for if you charge a lot of accessories and don’t want to risk cable damage pulling the connector out carelessly (we’ve all been there). CableCreation’s option goes a step further with its nylon braided jacket, which offers even more protection. You can pick a variety of lengths, but make sure that the angle direction is what you need for your setup.

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