3-in-1 multi-USB charging cable with USB-C, Lightning and Micro-USB - my pick of week 13

Multi USB charging cable photo

Don't be surprised, we're well past week 13, but I have to fill the list little by little and I'm a bit behind at the moment. That's why this is the first one Pick of the week the week 13.

Perfect for the bedside table: multi-USB charging cable

What's lying around on your bedside table? For me it's an iPhone, sometimes the AirPods, a Kindle and sometimes an iPad Pro with USB-C. So you should actually have three cables flying around next to the bed. Since the family government doesn't like this mess, I got myself a special charging cable: a multi-USB charging cable.

On one side is a USB-A port and on the other side it branches into three cables, which are provided with the following connectors:

Coincidentally, I can use it to charge all my devices except for my Apple Watch, which I use with the Satechi loading puck charge on my iPad Pro.

I have that Charging cable from GIANAC ordered, which you can also see here in the product box.

Multi USB cable, GIANAC universal charging cable [1.2M] Fast charging cable 3 in 1 multiple charging cable iP ...
  • 【3IN1 Universal Charging Cable】Multi USB cable can make your life easier. A multi charging cable can charge your three...
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Basically, it doesn't do any more than the other 3-in-1 charging cables, but so that you know which model I got, I wanted to briefly name the product

My multi-USB cable offers all the connections I need to charge my devices – I only have to charge the Apple Watch in a different way (photos: Sir Apfelot).

My multi-USB cable offers all the connections I need to charge my devices – I only have to charge the Apple Watch in a different way (photos: Sir Apfelot).

High connector variety, but not a high charging speed

As handy as these multi-USB charging cables are, you should be aware that you will not achieve the maximum charging speed with these cables.

Neither do the cables mfi certified (Apple does not allow certification if the cable splits), the Lightning connector will reduce the charging current from the connected Apple device.

You don't get any via the USB-C connector either USB-C Power Delivery, since the charging cable would need to have a USB-C connector on the other side and not a USB-A connector.

You should only use the cable if you have a bit of time. That's why I have it on my bedside table, because that's how the devices charge overnight and is also relatively battery-friendly, because a low charging current is good for battery health.

I've been using this cable for years, with which the adapters can be exchanged. Unfortunately, after years, the sheath of the cable broke and that's why it's too dangerous for me to use it.

I've been using this cable for years, with which the adapters can be exchanged. Unfortunately, after years, the sheath of the cable broke and that's why it's too dangerous for me to use it.

Charge multiple devices at the same time – rather bad…

Even if the cable actually invites you to charge several devices at the same time due to the many connections, it works rather moderately well in practice.

I once plugged in my iPhone and Kindle and was amazed that every few seconds it makes the charging sound that the iPhone makes when you plug it into the charging cable.

The reason for this is that by branching to two devices, the charging current drops so much that the iPhone can no longer get enough current and stops charging. After a few seconds there is enough power again and it pings again and starts a new attempt.

This doesn't damage the devices, but it's quite annoying.

This is what the end of my new multi-USB cable looks like. Theoretically you can use USB-C, Micro-USB and Lightning at the same time, but in practice you should concentrate on one device when charging.

This is what the end of my new multi-USB cable looks like. Theoretically you can use USB-C, Micro-USB and Lightning at the same time, but in practice you should concentrate on one device when charging.

My conclusion: Practical for slow loading

Sure, the 3-in-1 charging cables have some disadvantages and limitations, but I find them very useful at the bedside table or at the desk. If I need to charge a device quickly, I just grab one USB-C cable with Power Delivery, but I usually have time and can charge iPhone, Kindle or AirPods comfortably.

It doesn't really matter which multi-USB cable you order. They are all similar in design and none have an mfi certification from Apple anyway.

I just got you for this reason here is a link to search on amazon installed and listed below the top 5 best sellers from Amazon:

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