Review: Neve from Lander Is One of the Best Lightning Cables You'll Find

 Neve from Lander Is One of the Best Lightning Cables You'll Find

It's hard to believe that after all these years, someone could reinvent a USB cable and leave me impressed. But that's exactly what Lander did with its Neve Lightning Cable ($29.99). Lander paid a lot of attention to the pet peeves of most users. The cable is remarkably thin and while I've seen flat cables before and I've seen fabric braided cables before, I've never seen one cable that is both flat and covered with braided fabric. The result is a tangle-free, comfortable cable with an attractive design. It's one of the best lightning cables out there. 

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The cable is also reflective, thanks to what Lander calls Illumaweave. This makes it easier to find in the dark, if that's a concern for you. The cable also offers rubbery grips at both ends, dubbed Everpull. The finishing touch is Lander's use of clever, reusable packaging—a case that looks almost like a boat.


  • Flat, thin, fabric-coated cable
  • Illumaweave reflective cable
  • Rubbery Everpull ends
  • Clever, reusable packaging


  • Expensive

Final Verdict

To be fair, while the Neve cable costs about two to three times what many cheap competitors charge for cables, it's clearly several times better made and should last longer. 

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.