5 Stars By Mr. Bad on 2016-03-01
... pack on last September 2015 and I was very disappointed by the fact that some did not hold correctly ...
I first bought this pack on last September 2015 and I was very disappointed by the fact that some did not hold correctly in the phone, some did. That was not serious. Having read my review, Anker contacted me for a replacement. I just received this new pack which is the updated version. And they have fixed all the issues I encountered. More solid, the micro usb side completely redesigned, as you can see in the attached pictures. Now when I plug them in my phone, you can listen to the "click" and it is holding perfectly.
5 Stars By Dan E. Elle on 2016-04-06
Just bought a 2nd pack months after our 1st purchase for more devices since they're so great!
Of the many micro usb cords I have purchased and used through AlumiGogo, stores, etc. This is the first time I have actually been impressed with, pleased by and actually plan to re-purchase a brand again. When the micro usb cords came, they were very nicely and neatly packaged. There were little Velcro straps wrapped around the cords to help them stay neatly wrapped. The longer cords were individually looped with the Velcro wrap fastening them. The shortest ones were wrapped together if I am remembering correctly. The cords all came in a small black box with the company's name on the front and were packed perfectly. As far as packaging goes, Anker had chosen to package these cords beautifully. This was surprisingly one of the nicest packaged items I have ever seen. Especially considering the contents and that it was purchased sight unseen and delivered through the mail. All 6 micro usb cords worked perfectly straight out of the box. Only 1 out of the 6 pack has stopped working so far. It actually stopped working in less than 2 weeks, but since the other 5 are working perfectly over 1 month later with constant daily use by multiple people and devices, I am amazed. These cords are in use 20 out of the 24 hours in the day. One cord is plugged into the Anker 42W 3 port USB charger quick charge 2.0 and the remaining 4 functioning cords are plugged into the Anker 60W 6 port USB charger. Majority of the time they are used to charge kindle devices and there is always (24 hours of the day) one of the kindles plugged into the 6 port charger with these cords and about 20% of the time, there is at least 1 smart phone (android) being charged with these cords. We have also used them to charge older cell phones and toys. The cords work for everything. The 1 cord that is in the 42W charger, is actually used by an 8 year old that is incredibly rough on cords. Her kindle used to stay covered in duct tape constantly just so that the usb charging cord she was using could remaining bent at the perfect angle so there was enough directional pressure for it to charge. With a child's obvious inability to stay motionless at all times though, of course the cords were still becoming loose and breaking off from their ports, the casing on the cord would rip and anything else that could go wrong would, in a matter of hours. It was a victory for a charging cord to make it to a 2nd or 3rd day. Finally, since purchasing these and putting them to use, we have not had to buy any other cords since!!!! Not one single micro usb cord purchased in weeks!! It's a miracle! We also no longer have duct tape on the 8 year olds kindle to keep it in place. I actually may have lost the duct tape since it's been so long since I needed it. I plan on purchasing additional packs of these micro usb cords just to have available when I do finally need to replace the ones I am currently using. I believe this may be the most favorable review I have ever given to any item I have purchased and reviewed and I am NOT and did NOT receive anything in return for reviewing this, nor was I asked to review. I am just an extremely happy customer. If that changes in the future, I will edit and update this review to reflect those changes.
4 Stars By Brandon on 2017-03-28
My one wish...
I really love Anker products. I have purchased cables like these before from Anker, and I have been happy with them. My only complaint about them is I wish there was some kind of tactile feedback on the mirco-usb side to indicate which side it which. It makes it so much easier to plug a cable in when you have a reference. For now, I have been putting a dot of super glue on one side, but those do eventually fall/wear off. Just a thought.
5 Stars By WontPontificate on 2016-12-07
and cables of unknown provenience ordered directly from China via everyone's favourite auction site
I used to have a motley collection of MicroUSB cables -- cheap dollar store cables, older cables included with cellphones, and cables of unknown provenience ordered directly from China via everyone's favourite auction site.
I kept waking up frustrated, finding that devices had charged halfway or not at all. After a week straight of switching out cables, trying to get a charge on my phone, I gave up, binned my collection of dodgy cables, and ordered this set.
I've got to say, it's been quite some time and these are still holding up like new. They come with little velcro tie-wraps to bundle the cables when not in use, and they're incredibly durable. They charge my stuff at full song, and haven't even tried to fall apart yet.
I'd recommend these to anyone who needs a set of MicroUSB cables. They're well-designed, durable, and pretty good looking overall. I'm about to buy a second set to have spares on hand for when I inevitably lose one or more of these cables.
4 Stars By SanfordFan on 2017-12-07
I especially like the tight
Received this package a week ago and have put two of them to use (one 1 ft. and one 3 ft.) They are working well and my initial impression is they are quality items, I especially like the tight, firm connection at my phone usb port. Will update review after a few months, see if these last any longer than the others I've purchased in the past (usually low end Walmart crap).
5 Stars By Premmie on 2016-10-09
Was using these with Anker port and it hasn't even ...
Was using these with Anker port and it hasn't even seen 5 months usage when the cord stopped working. Completely dead.
So, the company contacted me personally and gave me a replacement cord for one of the defective cord. i havent had any issues since. that was some good customer service because i was looking into other brands and i was bummed. the cord works great and it charges my device really fast so im happy now.
5 Stars By YsLadyMN on 2017-09-11
Higher than average quality cables, rubberized, thick, good connectors, etc. We are and "Anker family" now.
All the cables are working properly and are of better quality than average. This family has become a big Anker fan!! We buy cables, cell batteries, USB ports, chargers,, even a speaker and have always been very impressed with the quality and prices. They are a great company that stands behind their products and really wants to be an electronics leader. Thank you.
5 Stars By Valsgoal on 2017-04-21
Most simple and useful purchase for my phones and tablets
I love these cables. This was actually my second purchase of Anker power/usb cables. They were exactly what I didn't know existed. They charge nicely, they come in varied sizes, and call me goofy but I also like those little Velcro ties that are on each. Those suckers come in handy when I'm either storing them or transporting them. I am sorry I didn't buy them to replace the cables that came with my products sooner!
2 Stars By sean on 2017-06-27
Lasted 2 months
Got these 2 months ago. 5 worked for about a week a piece and the last one crapped out today. Bought some anker cables that I thought would be more durable and they didn't work either. I'm giving it a 2 because I can't review product and customer support separately. The customer service is awesome as they will replace anything that doesn't work properly if you have your order number so I give that a 5/5 but these cables right here are a 1/5.
3 Stars By Random guy on 2015-12-27
Improved from previous cables
UPDATE: After a few months all of these have stopped working. And it's the micro usb ends on all of them. I've asked my friends and theirs have failed too for the same reason. They just become too loose. Reducing rating from 5 to 3.
I've had mixed experiences with Anker cables in the past (despite their perfect batteries), but these are very good. The main issue with their cables are that the connectors are made to the narrow end of the dimensions allowed by the USB specification, so they are just every-so-slightly loose in a few of my devices. However these latest cables seem to fit very well. I tested with calipers and they are the same size, so I suspect it might be the spring tension on them which is helping. Time will tell if they continue to work as well, but for now they are great!