By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 03/16/2017
For many iPhone users, the best iPhone charging cable is the most durable lightning cable. Just in time for the power outages dotting our neighborhood, thanks to 80 miles-per-hour winds, I had the chance to use the Ultra Rugged Cable (starting at $29.95) from Nomad. There are several options for the cables, but they are all seriously durable.
There is a charging cable model that has a microUSB end with Lightning cable adapter or USB-C adaptor. The adaptor is attached to the cable, so you can't lose it. What really came in handy was the Inline Battery model. It works as a high-quality sync and heavy-duty Lightning cable, with a twist. It has a cylindrical battery built right in to the Lightning cable, so you can't lose it.
Given all these features, Nomad's heavy-duty Lightning cables cables are surprisingly affordable. The braided Lightning cable is also fashionable, with a herringbone gray/black pattern; but I would like to see more color choices so I can keep track of which one is mine, as I'm likely to get one for each family member!
- One of the most durable Lightning cables out there
- Universal option for Lightning or microUSB or USB-C
- Inline Battery Option
- More color choices would be nice
If you need a cable and a battery pack, get both in one with the Ultra Rugged Battery Cable from Nomad.