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Best micro USB cables for your Android devices

Join us as we take a look at some of the best micro USB cables available for your purchasing consideration.
September 27, 2016

USB Type-C chargers are all the rage these days, and in a few years, there’s plenty of reason to believe that they’ll be the new standard when it comes to charging your phone. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a market for micro USB. Many flagship phones and many other devices still use this method; after all it’s easy, quick, and reliable.

With the addition of things like Quickcharge, there’s a lot of reason to still love it. However, at some point you’ll find yourself in need of a new micro USB cable. Perhaps you need a spare or some extra length. Either way, we have the perfect list of the top micro USB cables for your Android device.

Monoprice Premium USB Cable


Kicking off our list is probably your best option if you want a spare USB cable. Monoprice has updated their design on USB cables and created a much better build with this product. The connectors are both ends are also built to avoid corrosion, so this cable is guaranteed to last a long time. The cable extends a total of six feet, so you won’t have too much trouble if you need to plug your phone in while using it. It also costs $5.91, mere pocket change.

Amazon Basics USB Cable


Amazon is no stranger to going above and beyond with their products, and the Amazon Basics USB Cable is proof of that. The company stresses that not only is the cable good for charging, but also linking devices to transfer data. Perhaps the best aspect of the product are the various options available. The cable can be purchased at 3 ft, 6 ft, or 10 ft. You can also order packs of multiple cables if you need extras. Prices vary between $4.00 and $6.99.

AUKEY Micro USB Cable


High-end smartphones and Quickcharge go hand in hand these days, and if you fall in this category, the AUKEY Micro USB Cable may be the one for you. For $10.99, you can purchase a 3-pack of quality cables that support Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0. Two of the cables are only 3 ft in length and function best as spares to carry around, but the third cable is better around the house, sitting at a length of 6 ft.

StarTech 6-Foot USB Cable


StarTech takes the Amazon route with variety for their cable, but instead focuses on the utility of their product. The StarTech cable’s biggest feature is that it comes with an angled micro USB connector. This is specifically to ensure connection in hard-to-reach places. However, if this isn’t your fancy, the cable can be purchased with a straight connector. The 6 ft model comes in at $4.56, though you can shave a few cents off by opting for a shorter length.

Anker PowerLine Micro USB


Anker is a behemoth when it comes to products for your smart devices, and it looks like they’ve done it again. The Anker PowerLine cable is constructed with Kevlar, making one of the strongest cables money can buy. Because of the way Anker built the cable, it is designed to last around ten times longer than most other cables. The cable itself sits at only 3 feet, but with the quality of Anker and a price point of $5.99, that’s only a small nitpick. The cable also comes in five different colors.

ReTrak Retractable Micro USB Cable


Forget everything I’ve said about other companies offering variety, because ReTrak trumped all of them. The retractable micro USB cable is one of the strangest-looking cables you’ll ever lay eyes on, but its amount of practical uses more than make up for that. The cable extends to a total of 3 feet, then retracts for easy storage. What draws the most attention for this cable is that it comes in eight different colors, as well as seven different purchasing options, including a car and wall charger peripheral. Naturally, the ReTrak is the most premium product on this list, coming in at $14.99.