This MicroUSB Cable Might Just Be Worth $39

This MicroUSB Cable Might Just Be Worth $39

Normally, if you tried to sell me a 3m micro-USB cable for $39, I’d laugh in your face before storming off to Amazon and paying $7 for the privilege (with GOLD CONNECTORS no less). But, honestly, Native Union’s fancy-arse cable might just be worth it.

Yes, it’s ultimately just a 3m micro-USB cable, for charging or syncing Android or Windows Phone devices. No, it won’t magically make your device levitate — or even make it charge any faster. But on the plus side, it’s a braided fabric cable, which in my anecdotal experience last about five times longer than plastic; and it’s also got a weighted knot, which you can slide up and down the cable to anchor it in the right position. There’s also a Lightning connector option available, if Apple’s own-brand one wasn’t expensive enough for you.

Honestly, it’s probably the most first-world solution I’ve ever been tempted to buy. But you’re damned right that I’m about to pre-order one, nonetheless. And best of all? This isn’t a Kickstarter project — which makes it approximately 1000 per cent more likely that I’ll actually see the final product. [Native Union via CNET]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

It’s the most popular NBN speed in Australia for a reason. Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Gizmodo, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.