11 September 2017

Anker PowerLine+ 6ft USB-C to USB 2.0 Cable [2-pack!]

I've long been a fan of Anker's high-quality PowerLine+ cables, and I am pleased to report that the fine tradition continues in the brand's USB-C to USB-A cables for modern Android devices. Today I'm specifically looking at the Anker PowerLine+ 6-foot USB-C to USB 2.0 Cable 2-Pack which I've been using (and abusing!) for the past week or so.

Users familiar with PowerLine+ cables already know that these are some of the most durable cables available. They feature an aramid fiber core for added strength and are wrapped end-to-end with double-braided nylon for extra protection (and, let's be honest here, a pretty cool look). The nylon provides a great smooth feel to the cable and, more importantly, keeps it from getting kinked or knotted. You can fold, wrap, or roll these cables without worrying about them getting damaged or holding permanent bends.

The connectors on either end are built to last as well, featuring a laser-welded metal construction with reinforced stress points to help resist splitting apart like some inferior cables. This is then shrouded in a two-piece protective shell consisting of tough plastic around the connector itself with a soft and flexible boot to reduce stress at the critical junction between cable and connector.