Top 10 Best Magnetic Charging Cables 2018-19
The magnetic charging cable is in my terms the best alternative to the wireless charging, in fact, they are better off in some aspect and also has some downsides. Don’t you have wireless charging built in? Magnetic cables are here for the rescue.
Why magnetic charging cable? What is wrong with the generic cables?
Magnetic charging cables when compared to generic charging cable has one but very useful advantage – hassle-free plugging in on the mobile end. Most of us leave the charger head fixed to wall adapter at homes and when we finally want to plug the phone before getting into bed in the drowsiest state then is when the cables disobey to enter the phone’s charging port.
With a magnetic charging cable, it is no more a struggle before sleep. Simply bring the end of the cable close to the phone, ‘boom’ you are done and the phone is charging and you can also forget about tripping off the cable. You pull it the magnet gives up stays with the phone’s port leaving the cable with the wall adapter.
How well do they stand against wireless charging?
Wireless charging is not literally wireless, there is a wire running from the power socket to charging pad. Only the charging pad and the phone are connected wirelessly. That too adds inconvenience to use your phone while it is charging.
You either have to withdraw it from charging or hold the charging pad with the phone which is awesomely weird. You do not even get nowhere close to the fast charging standards as on the generic wired charging. Magnetic charging cables are the answer if you too feel the same as I do.
Perks of magnetic charging cables:
- They connect hassle free
- No more tripping
- You can still use your phone while it is juiced up
- You need not request the OEMs to include them in their smartphone
- Better cable and premium materials
- Best for visually impaired and shaky hands
Now we have seen what magnetic charging cables are capable of, let us see what are the best top 10 magnetic charging cables 2018-19 that you can get based on their good and bad.
Wsken Mini 2 Micro USB
Wsken offers one of the cheapest in the lot we have picked. The Wsken Mini 2 Micro USB is a nylon braided cable and steel on both ends. The built quality is good. The phone end of the cable has an inbuilt LED to denote whether or not the device is charging.
The normal variant comes with a micro-USB adapter and an Apple’s lightning adapter so do not bother to spend more if you have an android phone and an iPad. The cable itself is put under various durability tests to ensure long life. You cannot go wrong with the length either, 2 metres of braided cable should satisfy all sorts of connectivity requirements. This thing has fast charging too.
The 3 rd gen product from ‘Smart & cool’ which is a familiar name in the best magnetic charging cables. This is nice and cost-effective as the pack of 2 only costs a little more than what other competitors charge. That is convenient to leave a cable each at workplace and home not bothering to carry the cable anymore. But the reviews are a mixed bag, some complaint about the durability of the cable in long run.
Creaker WSKEN Magnetic Micro USB
This is simply the reduced or rather the previous gen of “Wsken Mini 2 Micro USB”. Some key differences we found are the bulky magnetic connector and the cables are just plastic coated, no cotton or nylon braiding. The length is also small, only 1 meter. Choose this only if you are in need of a magnetic charging cable on a very low budget.
Smart & Cool Gen4 Magnetic Charging & Data Sync Cable
The Generation 4 cables from Smart & Cool that came out last year to check boxes where gen 3 cable failed to. They now come in a pack of the 3 for a market price of 2 and every cable gets two magnetic smartphone connectors. One is the micro USB and other is the Lightning port for Apple which does not seem to stand to its mark.
The amp out on the lightning is found low than using micro USB on the same cable.
Smart & Cool Gen5 Magnetic Charging & Data Sync Cable
Same Smart & Cool’s the latest edition and you get a lot of tweaks worth mentioning. The build has evolved very well over the generations. The ends are now plastic which feels more sturdy than before. You no more get worn out at the bends. The magnetic connectors now are 3-PIN straight lined so one less reason to worry about putting it upside down as with 5 PIN previously.
The only downside I feel is, being a 2018 product and leaving out on USB-C. Fingers crossed hoping to see it at least in the next iteration of the brand. Supports fast charging up to 2.4 Amps.
NetDot is one that sticks to minimalism I would say, like the OnePlus. Industrial design, Nyon braided cable, compact connector ends and cables are 5ft long which is appreciable. Also, you get to choose the connector before-hand – USB-C or micro USB. They don’t include additional options in the box, the cost-cutting measure I believe.
HKW Magnetic Micro USB Charging Cable
Another usual magnetic charging cable with a few notable differences. The pins are single lined, need not care about upside down connection. Comes in sweet looking golden color which should go very well with any golden accented phone. Gold stands out with most of the competitors sticking to silver and black.
Port plugs – Magnetic charger adapter
This is a different entry in the list. Port plugs is well known for plastic dust plugs that can be used to avoid dust accumulation or unwanted usage of ports. They also sell magnetic charging adapters of various standards. Just the adapters alone, not the cable. If you end up missing the tiny piece of adapter you can get them from Port plugs.
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