August 28, 2014

LifeLink, the world's thinnest micro-usb cable[Review]

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We’ve all been there.  That moment when your phone is dying and your charging cable is nowhere to be found.  That moment when you want to share some photos and your parent’s have no idea what a micro-usb cable even is.  Well today, you don’t have to be there any more.  PlusUs has recently announced the thinnest charging/sync cable I have ever seen, the LifeLink.

Reigning in at just 1/10 of an inch thick (2 credit cards), LifeLink is an excellent solution to carrying around a cable when you need it the most.  The cable is encased in a highly durable Teflon mold that protects the cable. In the middle of the cable lies a spring which allows you to bend the cable in any direction you need to.  When you are not using the cable, it conveniently snaps together from its original length of 7 inches to roughly 3.5 inches.

After using the cable for about a week, I discovered how convenient it really is.  I despise putting a 3ft long cable into my pocket so I can get a quick charge during the day or transferring data between my phone and office computer.  Having the LifeLink has been a real plus for me and it also makes me feel good that for every LifeLink PlusUs sells, they will donate to a charity of your choice: education for children, shelter for a family, or water for a community.

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The LifeLink comes in three models: Micro-USB, Lightning (current Apple devices), and 30-Pin connector (older Apple devices) which will cost roughly $24 + Shipping ($5 worldwide or $8 worldwide with tracking) for the micro-usb or an additional $2 for the Lightning model.  You can also choose between either gray or a white color.  The cable is currently for pre-order at LifeLink’s website and ships early 2014.