OKCS Magnetic Charging Cable for Lightning and microUSB Review

OKCS Magnetic Charging Cable for Lightning and microUSB Review

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Takeaway: Strong magnetic hold, easy and fast connect/disconnect; doesn't work with all phone cases.

You'll get a 40" rubber cable with aluminum connectors and two magnetic swap-able tips for microUSB and Lightning ports. The small connectors are designed to stay plugged into your device for a quick and easy magnetic connection. Bringing the magnet end close to one of the tips causes them to stick together and make a connection. If it doesn't seat right, just press gently on the connection and it will snap into place. It works the same way for both magnetic tips and the magnet works from either side so you don't have to worry about which side is up. The metal casing on the connectors seems durable and below them is a thick strain relief to prevent breakage and wear.

With the USB cord plugged into a power source, the LED on the magnetic connector shows green; when it snaps onto a tip to make a connection, it changes to red to show you that it is charging. The magnetic hold on the cable breaks away smoothly with a firm tug making connecting and disconnecting to the magnetic tips pretty quick.

Removing the tip is simple too, there's a notch on either side so you can get your fingernail between the tip and the edge, and you just pull straight out. With the Lightning tip I ran into a few issues with different phone cases. You'll need a little extra clearance in the charging port cutout to be able to use the cable, at least 1/2". The best case I found for use with the iPhone 7 is Moshi's Kameleon case, which has a pretty wide cutout for the Lightning port. It's got just enough extra leeway for the connector to fit in over the magnetic tip.

Overall, the cable works pretty well for charging and is easy to connect and disconnect, but if you'll be using a case, make sure the opening for the port is at least ½" in order for the connector to make the connection properly.

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