MATEIN Durable Android Charger Cable, 10-Foot
Last updated date: March 1, 2020
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In our analysis of 3 expert reviews, the MATEIN MATEIN Durable Android Charger Cable, 10-Foot placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
Editor's Note March 18, 2020:
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Compatible with all Micro-USB smartphones, handheld game consoles, MP3 players and other electronic devices with Micro USB Port
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An Overview On Android Phone Charger Cords
Your Android phone is your digital music player, it is your navigational aid, it is your connection to the news and world beyond your immediate physical location and it most likely has a non-removable battery that takes a toll every single day as you use it for myriad applications. Charging your Android phone is important if you use your phone often and having the right charging cable will help you ensure that your device can always be ready when you need it.
The best Android phone charger is the one that you have available exactly when you need it. This first point is an important one — you should have many phone charging cables so that you can keep them where they are useful while also taking them with you when you need to charge on the run. One charging cable can live next to your bed or wherever you like to charge your phone at night while another one might be handy to have near the couch in your living room, and you’ll want one for your car and one for your travel bag. With the cost of good charging cables being so low, it is a good idea to keep your charging cables where you like to use them and have a dedicated one for traveling with.
The speed at which a charging cable can pass current into your phone’s battery is measured in Amps and most high-speed phone charging cables range from 2.0A to 2.4A which is a good range for normal use. If you have an older charging cable that seems slow, it very well may be a charging cable that only passes 0.5A or some other low rate. These older, slower charging cables are okay for overnight charging but will put you in a bind if you need to quickly charge your phone while you are on the go.
Length is important when it comes to your Android charging cable. A 10′ charging cable can oftentimes reach the middle of your bed while being plugged in at the nearest wall outlet, a sure convenience for late-night phone usage. A 3′ charging cord might be a good travel size as it lets you set your phone somewhere safe while still having enough length to reach an outlet. There are even super short, 1′ long charging cords that come in handy when you have a USB port nearby that you can plug it into, say on your desk where your computer is located.
You’ll want to find a durable set of charging cables as well. Durability goes hand-in-hand with longevity in the world of charging cables and it can be quite frustrating when your relatively new charging cable stops charging your devices properly. A well-built, slightly more expensive charging cable is likely a more reliable charging cable. Look for a set that has a braided outer shell, as this design feature allows for the cord to be flexible yet still rigid enough to keep kinks out of it.
DWYM Fun Fact
Your Android charging port is likely designed for a Micro-USB connection. The Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection was created as a means of standardizing the port for things to be plugged into a computer. Through its history and various iterations, the Mini-USB was created and used in the early 2000s but was quickly replaced by the more widely-seen Micro-USB port. Micro-USB connections are very thin so they are often found in cellphones or thin electronics like ebooks or various wireless headphones.
The Android Phone Charger Cord Buying Guide
- Find a multipack of Android charging cables that has various sizes so you can choose which one works best at each location in your home or office.
- If you like colorful flair, there are glowing charging cables that look like something out of a sci-fi movie.
- Never tug a charging cord by the cord to unplug it from the wall as this is the easiest way to damage the wiring. Instead, pull the plug out of the port its in by the thick part right next to the wall or computer.