Today our phones are integral to our daily lives, however battery life can be a problem for a lot of us. No matter if you use your phone for work, school or other things you can find your phone dead before the day is out. Battery tech is improving, but still has a ways to go. This makes a good micro USB charging cable a necessity. A quality charging cable can give you more room to work, charge your phone faster and last longer than the OEM cable. I’m always looking for a quality cable that I can throw in my bag, when I saw Crabby Digital’s new offering I immediately wanted to give it a shot.
When I saw pictures of Crabby Digital’s micro USB cable the thing that stuck out to me is how tough it looks. When you open the package it doesn’t disappoint. The cable is 6 feet long and is a flat tangle free design, but it feels heavier than most other cables I’ve tried. It feels like it could stand up to a ton of punishment. The end of each cable follows suit, they are made of metal instead of the plastic that most other manufacturers use. The orange and black color scheme is attractive and even made the cable a bit easier to find in the dark. When you plug the cable into your phone for the first time it snaps in solidly and feels very secure. This is easily one of the best designed cables I’ve used, right down to the orange velcro strap that helps you store the cable neatly.
The first thing I tried after attaching my phone to the Crabby Digital cable were a few file transfers. No problems there, files transferred quickly and without issue. However charging speed doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Crabby Digital promises “turbo charging,” but that’s not very accurate. When I tested the time it took my LG G3 to charge with various cables, the Crabby Digital cable was solidly in the middle of the pack. Crabby’s cable beat the OEM LG cable, but was much slower than a Frieq cable I’ve been using.
After using the Crabby Digital micro USB cable for a bit longer than two weeks I found a lot to like with this cable, but I had some issues as well. Crabby sent me two cables to review and the first one I used stopped connecting to my phone after about a week. This disappointed me because of the seeming high quality of the cable. I have to admit that I’m not very gentle with my cords, but I doubt most of us are. After the first cable failed, I restarted my review process with the second cable and am happy to say I had zero issues. While I feel like the first Crabby cable should have held up better, I also have to note that any concerns I might have would be assuaged by the warranty the company offers. They offer a lifetime warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. They’ll even buy you another companies cable if you aren’t happy with the Crabby cable.
If you are looking for a high quality cable that you can throw in your bag the Crabby Digital micro USB cable would be a good choice. It might not be the fastest charging cable out there, but it will get the job done. However, if speed is your only concern, it might be better to look elsewhere. You can find the Crabby Digital micro USB cable on Amazon for $12.99, hit the link below if you’re interested.