July 23, 2014

Color Cables: Glow in the Dark, Charge & Sync Cables Review

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Overall Score

4.49

Hardware

Build Quality

Design

Functionality

A great product that is only let down by the amount of time it takes for the cable to absorb light and the fact that sometimes the cables will be located in places of little light so will not glow properly.
Color Cables: Glow in the Dark, Charge & Sync Cables Review Reviewed by on . Rating: 4.5

You may have caught our preview post of a great Indiegogo campaign that caught our attention, and the kind guys over at Color Cables sent us a few review units over to check out.

Functionality

Let me set the scene for you – it’s 11pm, the baby is asleep in the cot and the 10% battery remaining warning has just flashed up on your device. You need your charger but it’s pitch black; can’t turn the light on to find the charger cable for fear of waking the little one it’s taken oh so long to get to sleep. Here’s where Color Cables steps in!

Harnessing the light it has absorbed during the day from sunlight and also artificial light, the Color Cables emit a glow, easily illuminating them in a dark room.

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The cables can charge and sync a variety of different devices depending on the connector you purchase. Micro-USB, 30-Pin, and Lightning connectors are all available to cater for the range of latest devices.

Design

The Color Cables are extremely well made and feel very solid, with the connectors slotting easily into the device and fit snug. I’ve used some very bad cables where the connectors hang halfway out of the port and feel very flimsy; the Color Cables do not disappoint in their build quality.

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The cables come in a range of different colors and lengths at varying prices, but all offer the charge and sync feature, as well as harnessing light to offer a glow. The Color Cables do not work out of the box, and that’s understandable given they have to harness the available light in order to then emit it when it detects darkness. It took around 48 hours for it to absorb sufficient light to work, but I had to move one of my other chargers since it never glowed presumably because it wasn’t getting the necessary light during the day.

Overall, the cable is a simple but great idea that is executed extremely well and they function exactly as you would expect the Color Cables to, offering accessibility without compromising charge time or functionality.

If you like the look of the Color Cables then be sure to check out their website. Stick around at AndroidGuys as we’ll be giving some of these charging cables away over the next few days.