Review of UGreen USB 2.0 Sync and Charge Lightning Cable

This is a short unboxing review of the UGreen USB 2.0 Sync and Charge Lightning Cable.  I have been looking for a short and reliable cable for use when charging my iPhone from a power bank.  I’ve tried other no-brand ones from Taobao but all their qualities are all quite bad and have failed me many a time.  At the recent Shopee Mall sale, I took advantage of promotion code and ordered the UGreen USB 2.0 Syn and Charge Lightning Cable.   The normal price of the cable is S$11.49 for one cable but I only paid S$8.50 after discount.  Shipping was free and took about 3 days to reach me.  According to the specifications, this cable is rated at 1.5V 2.4A and supports fast charging.

I was quite surprised at the size of the box when I received the item, given that the cable is only 25cm or 0.25m.  The box was also shrink-wrapped, which I’m assuming to reduce the chances of theft or tampering during shipments.

UGreen Lightning Cable - Box Front

UGreen Lightning Cable - Box Back

See how big the size of the box is given that the cable is so short.

UGreen Lightning Cable - Contents

The cable itself is nylon braided and feels durable when I tried to twist and bend it.  The connectors at the ends are also well made and felt sturdy.

UGreen Lightning Cable - Cable

UGreen Lightning Cable - USB A Tip

UGreen Lightning Cable - Lightning Tip

One may ask why I paid so much for a single charging cable when I could have just used the original one provided by Apple.  The main reason is that short cables are less messy when you use them with a power bank on the move.  Rather than take chances with cheapo no-brand cables that may cost S$1 or less but prone to failure, I decided to give UGreen cables a try after hearing good comments from other colleagues and friends.  So far after using it for about 2 weeks, all is still well and it has withstood much of the abuse by myself and my kids.  Hence, for me, it’s still worth paying a slightly higher price for.