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The best Micro USB cables for 2020

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

NetDot Magnetic Charging Cable
  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Length: 3.3 feet
  • Warranty: 12 months

If you love the idea of the magnetic cable, but the Anchor cable is a bit pricey for you, then this offering from NetDot could be ideal. There’s a green LED on the side that lights up when it’s plugged in and the magnetic Micro USB plug is designed to stay in your device’s port. This is a great idea for a kid’s tablet, as they often struggle to plug in Micro USB cables, or for cheap tablets like Amazon’s Fire range where the port can become loose and stop working properly over time. NetDot also provides a Lightning connector in case you have an iPhone or iPad. The cable is 3.3 feet and nylon braided for strength. It comes in black or silver and can also be used to transfer data.

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 may be the toughest cable money can buy. Since it features an industrial-strength steel casing, you don’t have to worry about playful puppies or curious cats chewing through it. That protective casing does come at a price: as heavy as it is, this may not be the most convenient cable to carry with you on-the-go. You can bend it to stand up by itself, but the connectors are a potential weakness, so you’ll need to bend it the right way if you want to avoid unwanted stress. If you do decide to travel with it, you might want to invest in a shorter Titan cable that you can store in a purse or bag.

Proxicast Cable

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

Not all phone cases are compatible with plugging in a USB cable, so if you struggle with the two, check out Proxicast’s cable. This six-foot-long cord features a Micro USB male connector (8mm-9mm versus the typical 5mm-6mm). This extra length is convenient if you use a smartwatch that is challenging to connect, have a thick phone case, or any other device with a deep connector. The rugged 22 AWG gauge makes this cable extra durable, and the upgraded 2020 version now allows for quick charge and at a more affordable price.

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