Best Micro-USB cable

I understand. USB-C is the new hotness. But for all your legacy devices (and to charge tons of peripherals still), a good Micro-USB cable can go a long way. These are the best of the best around.

Long-distance dependability

Anker 10-foot Nylon Braided Micro-USB cable

Anker's 10-foot Nylon Braided Micro-USB cable is a good choice if you have limited power outlets in a large room and you need the reach. Constructed of durable, tangle-resistant braided nylon, customer reviews seem to back this up. Its gold-plated connectors aid in resisting corrosion as well.

$8 at Amazon

I have the power!

Anker PowerLine Micro-USB cable

The Anker PowerLine Micro-USB cable is rated highly by consumers, as well as The Wirecutter. Made of Kevlar — the same stuff that bulletproof vests are made from — Anker boasts that this durable cable has a 10,000 bend lifespan, which customer reviews appear to confirm.

$5 at Amazon

Pick your pack

iXCC Micro-USB cable

iXCC's cables come in lengths of 3, 6, and 10 feet, and you can get a singles, doubles, or 3-packs if you need to stock up on charging cables for your car or backpack. iXCC claims a lifespan of over 20,000 bends and over 4,000 5-star reviews attest to the durability of the cables.

$4 at Amazon

Braided beauty

Rampow braided nylon Micro-USB cable

If you're looking for a durable option, then braided nylon is the best way to go. It holds up better to bending than rubber cables and doesn't tangle as easily. Rampow's cables feature stainless steel connectors and an unconditional lifetime warranty. If anything at all goes wrong with your cable (aside from you cutting it up with scissors), give Rampow a shout and it'll replace it for you.

$8 at Amazon

Multi-colored multi-packs

Ailkin 6-foot braided nylon Micro-USB cable

Braided nylon is a fantastic solution to the tangled cable problem, and Ailkin's 6-foot cables are the perfect option for anyone who's looking for major bang for their buck. You get a five-pack of colorful cables for only $12 on Amazo. They come in multipacks of various sizes and a wide variety of colors, making this one the perfect option for a family — everyone gets their own color!

$12 at Amazon

Short and sweet

iSeekerKit 1-foot Micro-USB cable

If you're at your desk, on your laptop, or charging your phone in your pocket via a power bank, then cut down on excess slack and check out iSeekerKit's three-pack of 1-foot cables. They're wrapped in braided nylon and come in eight colors to suit your style.

$8 at Amazon

And you?

We've laid out our picks for best Micro-USB cables, but how about you? Which Micro-USB cables are you using and why are they awesome? Let us know in the comments below.

Updated September 2018: The EZO and the reTrak cables have been removed due to changes in availability.

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