Tired of carrying around multiple cables? Of course you are! Lots of gadgets pile up around iOS devices. There are battery cases, portable Bluetooth speakers, powered headphones, and the like. Unfortunately, none of them use Lightning cables for charging as they instead require a micro USB.
I keep both a Lightning cable and micro USB cable in my daypack at all times. Actually, I keep two Lightning and two micro USB cables in my pack. My forgetfulness only proves the challenge of keeping enough cords around. If only there was a cable to satisfy both standards. Thanks to accessory maker TYLT, the Syncable-Duo is just the solution.
The Syncable-Duo is a two-in-one charging cable. The primary cable is a USB to micro USB cable. A tethered 2″ attachment piece incorporates a micro USB to Lightning adapter. Perfect! Ruggedly coated, the cable feels very sturdy and a flat design prevents tangled messes. Three feet of length also gives a little wiggle room from the outlet.
The tip components fit very snuggly into one another. A rigid housing will keep things protected as well. Thick coating and a sturdy cable should keep the Syncable-Duo from fraying behind the tips, unlike many Apple OEM cables.
Shockingly, the cable is certified MFi. I am quite surprised to see a micro USB to Lightning adapter with Apple’s MFi seal of approval. Certainly, I could not recommend the purchase without the certification, but I am glad to see TYLT went the extra mile. My iPhone 6 Plus had no trouble charging or syncing on the cable.
What isn’t to love about the Syncable-Duo? The only drawback is the inability to charge both a micro USB device and a Lightning device simultaneously. While the Duo may eliminate the need to carry two separate cables, if you were hoping to charge devices at the same time, you are still left with a need for two. However, I typically only charge my micro USB devices infrequently.
Syncable-Duo cables are available in 1′, 2′, and 3.3′ (1m) designs and black, blue, green and red color options. You can grab a red cable starting at $22 via Amazon. It is a little expensive for a 1′ cable, considering a 3.3′ Lightning cable by Apple is $19. However, the TYLT cable is really two-in-one and is much more rigid than Apple’s OEM versions.
What do you think about the two-in-one option? Would you stop carrying two cables?