Best 3-in-1 USB cables 2023

Considering how many different gadgets we use in our daily lives, just about every one of us is likely to have a drawer (or box!) full of charging cables. Whether it's that old Kindle with microUSB, an Android phone with a USB-C port, or an iPhone with a Lightning connector, dealing with a mess of different cables can quickly become frustrating. Thankfully, one of the best 3-in-1 USB cables can easily help make things more streamlined. As the name suggests, these cords combine the functionality of three different kinds of cables in one.

While most of them come with multiple types of interchangeable connectors (usually Lightning, USB Type-C, and microUSB), some have multiple sub-cables branching out from one point that allows more than one device to be connected and charged at the same time. We've rounded up some of the best 3-in-1 USB cables available out there from reputed brands such as Anker and Spigen. Read all about them and take your pick!

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With the EU planning to force all technology companies to adopt USB-C in the near future (opens in new tab), chances are we won't have to deal with a diverse assortment of cables to charge our devices. But until that happens, that stash of tangled cables that most of us have isn't going away anytime soon. That being said, the best 3-in-1 USB cables can help make things at least a little better.

Our top vote goes to Anker's Powerline II, which is a simple yet reliable solution for anyone who wants to charge a variety of devices using just one cable. Anker needs no introduction when it comes to charging accessories, and the 3-in-1 charging is sturdy enough to withstand rough usage over an extended period of time. Then there's Native Union's Belt cable that's not just a looker but also features an O-Flex design for better strain relief.

On the other hand, Incofan's 3-in-1 multi-charger cable is an easy recommendation if you want to charge multiple types of devices at the same time. While it doesn't come with data transfer support, the durable design—with features like a braided nylon covering, gold-plated connectors, and an aluminum alloy casing—more than make up for that. Minlu's 3-in-1 cable is also a great choice, with its retractable design making storage a fuss-free affair.

While it's true that the best 3-in-1 cables allow maximum compatibility, not everyone has an Apple device. If that includes you, you might want to take a look at our listing of the best 2-in-1 USB cables (opens in new tab) instead, which usually stick to microUSB and USB-C ports only.

Andrew Myrick
Senior Editor - Chromebooks, tablets, and wearables

Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.

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