Anker “Powerline II” USB-C to Lightning Cable

If you’ve got an iPhone 8 or later, you shouldn’t settle for any old Lightning cable to charge it. Anker’s “Powerline II” USB-C to Lightning cable is optimized to deliver a high-speed charge to your device from any charger that supports Power Delivery (PD). With that kind of combo, your phone can go from empty to half-charged in just 30 minutes.

The Powerline II’s internal wiring features a durable thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) shielding that the company claims will make your cable last 12x longer than others on the market, and it’s been lab-tested to withstand more than 12,000 bends, so you should have no worries on that front.

If the cable does somehow fail you, Anker’s given it their hassle-free lifetime warranty — that’s how confident they are you’ll love it.

Pictured here is the nylon-braided version of the cable.

Pictured here is the nylon-braided version of the cable.

Available in white and black, this 3-foot cable goes for $16 a pop on Amazon. They also offer an even more durable nylon-braided version (dubbed “Powerline+ II”) for $22, which has been tested to last 30,000 bends.