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Whether we’re riding in the backseat, trying to stretch out on the sofa, or just trying to plug in any number of devices, the dreaded cord yank has spelled the end of many a phone cord. We all need a longer phone cord. But which long phone cords are the best? We went through a host of them and chose AmazonBasics Premium Collection as our Best Overall.
Why? It’s simple: AmazonBasics cords are Apple MFi certified. That means they’ll charge, every time. They’ll sync, every time. No more plugging in your iPhone or iPad, only to come back several hours later and discover you’ve only got 13 percent. No longer will you plug in your device and get the dreaded “this accessory is not supported” message. This is verified, certified tech, and because of that, it’s our Best Overall.
We also like that the AmazonBasics Premium Collection packs a lifetime warranty. The standard and Advanced AmazonBasics collections are great too, and they offer the same variety of colors, sizes, and packs as the Premium line. But the Premium cords are bend-tested to 25,000 tweaks and covered by a lifetime warranty. Since they are Prime eligible, you will get free shipping when you pick one up.
There are plenty of long phone cords on the market, especially at Amazon. Here are four of our favorites.
A lot of cords claim to work with Apple devices—then won’t sync, aren’t recognized, or just plain don’t work. AmazonBasics Premium Collection is Apple MFi certified, ensuring complete charge and sync compatibility with your Apple device.
They come in a variety of lengths from three to ten feet, in one-, two-, and 12-packs, and in five colors, including red, blue, black, grey, and sleek silver.
Best to Prevent Cord Poaching
The Ailkin 5-pack of colorful, 10-foot Micro USB cords will handle a wide swath of power and charging devices, from tablets and readers to Bluetooth speakers. We’re looking forward to not having to poach cords from other devices just to plug in that one thing we need right now.
At 10 feet in length with high-capacity cables for faster charging, these color-coded nylon-wrapped cords are ideal for large families and homes.
Best for New Gadgets
This 2-pack of fast-charging USB-A to USB-C cables is perfect for modern devices, like wireless over-ear headphones and high-capacity external batteries. The tinned copper wires are wrapped in either grey or black nylon, and not just for protection; they resist tangles, too.
The 3-amp charges nearly twice as fast as standard USB cables. The 6.6-foot length is perfect for the office.
Best for Android Devices
Seems like everybody has an iPhone these days—but don’t tell that to the rest of Planet Earth. Micro USB is the most popular plug in the world, whether as a charger or just a power source for myriad devices and gadgets.
With this 2-pack of 10ft. cords, you can charge and power everything from Amazon Kindle and Fire tablets to Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, PS4, and X-Box controllers, and about a jillion other devices you already have lying around the house. Probably even your old Blackberry.
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