So you’ve decided to replace the original Lightning cable that came with your iPhone. My first advice has long been simple: if you need a lace not from Apple, then you have to go to IKEA.
Once I wrote a review on the old-style Lillhult – also Lightning cables, but with a regular USB port.
Times have changed: USB-C is now ubiquitous and more and more people are using compatible chargers and laptops.
IKEA did not stand aside and today produces several cables with USB-C plugs at once. Among them are micro-USB, USB-C to USB-C and, of course, the same “lightning”.
For a long time I thought that I should buy and try. I made, unpacked and made sure: it’s still really the best choice for their money. Seems even better than original…
Here are 3 Impenetrable Pros of IKEA Lightning Cables
1. They are LONG. All cables in this series are 1.5 meters long… The original Lightning cable from Apple, which remained in the kit with the iPhone (and is sold for 1990 rubles), spins up only 1 meter. I.e lace from IKEA is longer than the “branded” Lightning in exactly one and a half times.
Below is a visual comparison of the length. I posted plus or minus the same Lightning cable from the iPhone 12 kit and the Lillhult Lightning cable from IKEA. Where it is located, you can easily guess.
Additional 50 centimeters – this is your freedom to place your iPhone more conveniently, it is easier to stretch it into the bed or on the sofa. And in general, the cable for a smartphone, like for a laptop, should be long, because from this you nothing do not lose.
In the case of Lillhult, the “residue” can always be easily twisted so that it does not get in the way: there is an elastic band on the cord for this.
2. They are sturdy and reliable. So far, Apple only makes Lightning braided cables available to buyers of the latest iMacs. Sorry.
Others use conventional silicone-insulated cords. Which disintegrates after a couple of years, instantly becomes polluted and generally does not bring any objective benefit in 2021, when Apple itself took a course of reducing its environmental impact. A damaged cable is rubbish. And rubbish is bad.
Lillhult, meanwhile, is really strong, securely protected right down to the connectors themselves. Those thicker and stronger on both sides of the cable. You can’t just crush them, you can directly feel resistance with your hands.
The braid also has memory effectwhich reduces wear over long-term use in the same positions.
See example above. I removed the beams, and the original cord instantly bounced back. And “Ikeevsky” as lay, and remained so even.
3. They are super cheap… For one and a half meters of high-quality, better protected and, I will not betray my soul, it is more logical than a thought-out cable IKEA asks 999 rubles… Apple’s original Lightning to USB-C cable costs 1990 rubles.
Comments are superfluous here, except for one thing: Apple, it’s time to switch to laces of the same type. For it somehow looks strange against the backdrop of multibillion-dollar investments in the environment and the extension of the service life of “apple” technology.
For fun, I took Lillhult for the MacBook. But this is not for everyone.
I use a 16-inch MacBook Pro, so I carry the largest charger ever – 97 watts. It also needs a special high-power USB-C cable. Most others are incapable of passing more than 60 watts.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what Lillhult turned out to be with USB-C to USB-C plugs. As reported by macOS, IKEA cable does not transmit more than 60 watts. Therefore he only of limited use owners of the company’s most powerful laptops as of spring 2021.
Charging a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a cable like this possible… It just stops at a high load on the “iron”. And at peak it will not do anything at all, because the charge will melt faster than 60 watts will have time to power the laptop.
At the same time, owners of 13-inch MacBooks based on Intel, as well as any MacBooks based on the M1 processor, will have enough lace for their eyes. These 60 watts are just enough for them.
Remember that Lillhult’s length with USB-C plugs is less than the “bundled” cable from MacBooks by 50 cm (1.5 m versus 2 m). But on the other hand, the physical reliability is much higher.
Worth it 379 rubles, what 5 times cheaper original from Apple (1990 rubles for 1 or 2 meters). I plan to use this with the iPad Pro and iPad Air, and sometimes with my big MacBook, if I don’t do something completely demanding on it.
P.S. If you haven’t switched to USB-C yet, then IKEA has “regular” Lightning to USB cables in three colors – gray, red and pale green. These are sold for 899 rubles:
Well, I warmly recommend the Lillhult USB-C cable for iPhone, because it has no drawbacks at all.
Buy Lillhult at IKEA: 999 rubles
Source: iPhones.ru — Новости высоких технологий, обзоры смартфонов, презентации Apple by www.iphones.ru.
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