If you are like me, you have probably ran into a short in your manufacturer provided Micro USB cable at some point. Most replacements are expensive. Dealers often charge $20 – $30 for a charger and even $15 for just a USB cable. The cheap ones imported form Asia on Ebay are just that… cheap. There has to be a better way. Thanks to Amazon, the AmazonBasics line has a great, affordable solution.

While looking for a new cable and being thrifty, every site imaginable was checked until finally discovering the offer from Amazon. Upon first glance at the cable, it was shrugged off as “generic”. That assumption could not have been more wrong.


AmazonBasics offers a thick, gold plated Micro USB cable. The price? A whopping $5.09 for a 3 foot cable (.9 meters) that comes with free shipping if purchased with Amazon Prime. Amazon is also cool enough to put it in hassle-free packaging.

How did the “cheap” AmazonBasics cable hold up? Well after using the cable for about 90 days, the cable is still as sturdy as day one. It has served way beyond initial expectations. Bottom line is if you have a need for a Micro USB cable that doesn’t break the bank, this is the solution to fix your problem.

You can pick up the AmazonBasics USB cable starting at $5.09 on Amazon.

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