The Best Device Cables For Traveling

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Some of you might be thinking: dafuq? Why would I need device cables outside the typical provided ones? Here's why: We use our devices a lot when traveling (must Instagram everything!!) so having high quality charging cables that can stand up to intense use and having the right one for each situation can be a big lifesaver. Low quality cables also limit how quickly your devices charge even if they're plugged into a powerful charger. These will help you plug in with confidence.


Combine these with a USB condom to make sure no one can hack your devices when plugging into public USB ports. We wrote that sentence mainly so we could combine "USB" and "condom." #whodathought

What we look for
  • Durable material so it lasts longer (high "bend" counts)
  • Certifications like MFi ("Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad") to ensure quality
  • Power and data syncing so you can use it in all scenarios

Disagree? Know of another great option?

Anker Powerline+ II Cable (6ft)

Best overall device cable

Anker's heavy duty Powerline+ II cables are easily a must have for traveling because of how much abuse they can take. Or to borrow from our current hyperbolic political situation... Let me tell you, compared to normal cables, these are tremendous. Huge! Believe me, no cable beats them. Make Cables Great Again.

Seriously though, they're that good. We recommend the longer 6 ft length for convenience because who doesn't like using their phone in bed?

Anker Powerline+ II Cable (6ft)

Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable

Combine Lightning, Micro USB, and USB-C for two less cables

Until all devices start using the same type of plug (talk about wishful thinking), we'll often still need to bring a variety of cables to support the 3 major standards today: USB-C, Micro USB, and Lightning.

This 3-in-1 cable offers a reliable and durable way to use all 3 with a single cable. It not only supports charging, but data transfer as well.

Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable

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