Why Smartphone Cables Matter
Though wireless charging will likely rise in popularity over the next few years, particularly as it is supported by more advanced devices like the iPhone X, smartphone cables in general are still here to stay. For the past few generations, all Apple devices running the iOS operating system have used Lightning cables as their standard connection for both charging and data transfer. Over on the Android side of the equation, Micro-USB cables are essentially the standard.
If you're in the market for new smartphone cables, you luckily aren't without your lack of options. The length of the cables that Apple includes with their devices has long left a lot to be desired, so upgrading to something like the NetStrand MFi Certiied Lightning to USB Cable in lengths of three to six feet just might be the solution you've been looking for. Likewise, making an effort to carry an extra cable with you (or to leave one at school, at your friend's house or even in your office) will go a long way towards making sure that you always have the ability to charge this most essential of devices, regardless of where you happen to be at the moment.
For devices that support it, there are also a variety of HDMI and Micro HDMI cables available that will allow you to effortlessly send your smartphone's video signal right to your HDTV set!
Whether you're looking for USB OTG cables (on-the-go), USB-C cables or something else entirely, there are always a few things to keep in mind. MFi certified lightning cables aren't just guaranteed to work with compatible Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, but they also go a long way towards making sure that you won't run into any unforeseen issues down the road.