Cheap Charge: The 5 Cheapest Lightning Cables for Your iPhone or iPad

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When it comes to phone chargers, Apple cables don’t come cheap. In fact, Lightning cables are arguably one of the most overpriced Apple products on the market — especially when you consider the fact that you can get the same quality cable at a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for a new Lightning cable but don’t want to pay top dollar for the Apple name, here are seven of the highest-rated cable alternatives.

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1. AmazonBasics Lightning to USB A Cable

Apple certified, Amazon approved, this USB A cable works with all your Apple devices and offers six feet of PVC cable to help keep you connected. Sporting the same tangle-free design as Apple’s own cables, it offers the same results at a fraction of the price.

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AmazonBasics Lightning to USB A Cable



2. Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable

This certified iPhone charger offers reinforced stress points and a durable fiber build that helps it last up to five times longer than traditional Lightning cables. With three feet of wire, it’s able to bend and work under situations where other cables would fail.

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Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable



3. iPhone Charger, YUNSONG 3PACK (6FT)

This cable pack comes with three six-foot nylon chargers. The unique design not only makes it easier to spot your cables in the crowd, it also helps prevent overheating and increase charging speeds. Plus, the extra durable design is made to withstand more than 8,000 different bends.

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YUNSONG iPhone Charger 3PACK



4. PowerBear Lightning Cable

This extra sturdy Lightning cable comes with six feet of double braided nylon to help add more reach and keep your devices from overheating. The slim and sleek design helps provide added durability which makes this cable great for everyday use.

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5. AmazonBasics Retractable Lightning to USB Cable

This Amazon certified cable features a sleek retractable design to help clear up clutter and keep your cable looking like new. Perfect to keep in your purse or pocket, the cable can reach up to two feet when fully extended.

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