The Anker PowerLine+ is basically everything you want in a Lightning cable. This premium, nylon-wrapped cable is super durable, comes in a variety of colors and lengths, and it won’t leave you broke. It’s not dirt cheap but even the longest version is a couple of dollars cheaper than Apple’s Lightning cable. It’s not necessarily the cable to get if you’re on a rice-and-beans budget, but you’ll save over Apple’s cable and also get a better-looking and better-performing cable.
The PowerLine+ comes in four colors (gold, gray, red, and white) and four sizes (1 foot, 3 feet, 6 feet, and 10 feet). The slim, round cable is made with ultra-strong aramid fiber and is wrapped in a double-braided nylon sheath. The Lightning connector and the USB plug are housed in tough plastic, which is laser-welded to a more flexible rubbery material at the cable's stress point.
One of the only caveats here is the Lightning connector’s housing—it’s at least a full millimeter larger than the housing around the Lightning connector in the Apple cable, and this could be an issue if you have a snug, waterproof case on your phone. I didn’t have any problems with my waterproof Catalyst case, but there are a handful of other waterproof cases—such as LifeProof’s cases—with smaller port openings that this cable probably wouldn’t fit into.
The Premium Heavy-Duty Charging Cable.
PowerLine+ may be the last cable you'll ever need. Proven to last at least 6 times as long as other cables, it boasts a bend tolerance 6 times higher. It is simply one of the most durable cables, ever.
PowerLine+ is built to withstand any yanking, twisting, stretching, or dropping that it might possibly be subjected to.
Customized Cable Length
An innovative felt carry pouch allows you to adjust cable length to suit any situation. Charging close to the wall? Wind up PowerLine+ inside the pouch to avoid cables trailing across the floor.
PowerLine+ Lightning is certified safe by Apple themselves. This means it can be used with any and all of your Apple devices with total peace of mind.