Review: Tassel Power Charging Cable

 Tassel Power Charging Cable

The Tassel Power ($29.99) from Chic Buds is a novel, stylish gadget that is basically a USB to Lightning charging cable that is cleverly hidden within a colorful tassel.

The Tassel Power is sold in several color choices, made of Vegan "leather." There is a heavy-duty cable with equally heavy-duty Lightning and USB connectors, tucked in behind the tassels. Chic Buds could have gone the gimmick route and made a low-quality, cheesy version, but it didn't. The Tassel Power is solidly built with aluminum connectors and reinforced cable. Even the key ring is substantial. The different color choices mean most women should be able to find one that clips to their purse. Personally, I'm going to clip the black Tassel Power to my motorcycle's saddlebags, where it should blend right in. At about six inches, it's handy, but I would like to see a three-inch mini version. 

Pros

  • Clever, chic design
  • Several color choices
  • Heavy duty cable and connectors
  • Affordable
  • Vegan leather

Cons

  • Mini version would be nice

Final Verdict

The Tassel Power is relatively affordable, and, in another season, I'd say it makes a great stocking stuffer. 

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