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How many USB cables is too many?

One of the things I’ve switched to recently is braided versus standard USB cables. I think I am harder on ables than other people. But the braided cables are stronger and don’t have the issues I often run into. The issues I have experienced with USB cables are fraying and separating (where the end pieces separate and no longer fit snugly.  I also find the number of USB cables you have to have to be annoying. The devices I use all the time require me to carry three different USB cables (Lightning, the Apple charging cable, SUB -C for my Samsung phone, and finally I have a micro USB cable to charge my headset. The reason I take them with me is the time frame I am gone.

Normally at least 10 hours. That is the amount of time I am gone. I have a connection/charger for my iPhone in the car. I also have a charger (USB-C) for my work phone. But the problem is I often park my car and go into a building. Based on that I have a couple of extended life batteries that allow me to charge my devices anywhere, but I need the cables! I have tried some of the multicables (smaller and have multiple charging types), but those don’t always work. I have tried some of the wireless charging options, but you still have to have that charger with you. The reason I am bringing this up today, beyond the fact that I haven’t complained about USB ables in a while, is simply a curiosity.

I realize as I try to clean up my office area, USB cables are one thing I have a lot of in my office. In part because I am always afraid to go down to only one cable of each of the three USB cables I use frequently. The other reason is I have multiple devices for each of the various cable types. I need more than one each cable to change everything quickly at home. On the go, I need one cable, I am willing to risk running out of power for a device when I am on the road. Because of this, I was talking to a friend of mine recently. He and his co-creator have embarked on a project to create a three or four in one USB charging cable that will be braided and will allow you to charge all devices equally from the single USB port. I will let you know if they decide to embark on this journey or not!

  • Question of

    Do you have more than one USB cable to charge devices?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you ever get frustrated by all the USB cables?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you sometimes charge more than one device at a time?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you use your computer to charge USB devices?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a device that requires a 1.5 amp charging connection?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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