Review: Lightning Rabbit Fabric Wound Charging/Sync Cables

Review: Lightning Rabbit Fabric Wound Charging/Sync Cables

While most of us use the cables that come with our iOS devices, we will eventually need to replace them because of loss, frayed connections, or from a teething pet chewing through the cable. Do we simply head to the Apple Store and buy another official Lightning cable, or do we go for something different?

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Overview

I had the opportunity to try out some of Lightning Rabbit’s Fabric Wound charging/sync cables. The company was kind enough to send me 3 of their $20 cables, a Lightning cable, a 30-pin “old-skool” cable, and a micro-USB cable. Most of this review will concentrate on the Lightning cable, as most of my devices use the Lightning connector.

The construction of the Lighting Rabbit cables are a beautiful thing. These may be the most attractive cables I’ve ever seen. All of the cables boast aluminum ends and a nylon fabric wrap which is available in multiple colors. (Classy Silver, Blazing Orange, Radiant Orchid.) The cables are 5 feet long, which is about a foot and a half longer than the Official Apple Lightning cable.

I found the cables to be very well made, and I loved the extra length and thicker connector ends. The aluminum connectors are quite sturdy, and while being thicker than Apple’s standard connectors, I was still able to use them with the various cases I use on my iPhone 5s and iPad Air. (However, my wife uses a heavy duty waterproof case on her iPhone 5, and she was unable to use the Lightning Rabbit Lightning cable with that case. So, your mileage may vary.)

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Verdict

If you’re looking for a new cable for your device, you would do well to check out Lightning Rabbit’s lineup of well-made cables. While the cables aren’t cheap, ($20, plus shipping), they are well made. I’ve tried cheaper cables, and I always went back to Apple’s official models. I’ve used the Lightning Rabbit cables for about a month, and I am perfectly happy with them, and will continue to use them. The one dollar premium for the Lightning Rabbit’s over the $19 Apple cables is more than worth it, especially when you see and feel the construction, and utilize the extra length of the Rabbits.

I highly recommend Lightning Rabbit’s lineup of cables, no matter what device you own.

Rating: 4.5/5.0 [rating:4.5]

Price: $20 (Plus $3 Shipping) – Available at the Lightning Rabbit website. [DIRECT LINK]

What I liked:

  • Premium construction
  • Extra length over standard cables of this type.
  • The fabric covering the cables doesn’t kink up, and easily untangles.
  • No error messages like you receive with some of the cheaper brand cables.

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