The prices charged by some companies for Apple accessories can be pretty over-the-top, but fortunately, AmazonBasics has a bunch of affordable, well-reviewed options like MFi-certified charging cables and cases to help you stay on budget.
For example, take this 3-foot USB-A to Lightning Cable, which is on sale today in red for just $4.25. Other colors are available for up to $9 while buying Apple’s similar 3-foot cable would cost you $15 (and that’s when it’s on sale). There is little difference between the two functionally.
Apple has MFi-certified this cable to meet its quality standards for charging iOS devices; basically, this means it will do a great job of charging your iPhone or iPad. To improve the durability of the cable and to prevent fraying, AmazonBasics added an extra layer of protection to its Lightning and USB connector ends.
These cables have been able to withstand bends of 95 degrees 25,000 times in testing, and they are also backed by a lifetime warranty from AmazonBasics.
More than 300 customers at Amazon have left a cable review resulting in a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.