It seems almost everyone today has a mobile phone, whether it’s a smartphone or an old-fashioned cell phone. While such phones make life easier, they use a lot of energy and need to be charged every day or two. To make your charging process easier and more efficient, you want to make sure you have the right cell phone cable accessories.
One of the things to take into consideration when it comes to cell phone cable accessories is whether you are using the best cable for charging your phone. For example, the standard 5-watt iPhone charger that comes with your phone takes about twice as long to fully charge your phone than if you use a 12-watt charger that is normally used to charge an iPad.
The type of phone you have can also make a difference because different phones take different amounts of time to charge. Even different versions of the same phone can have vastly different charging times. Take, for example, the iPhone. With a 12-watt charger, the iPhone 6 will fully charge in less than two hours while it takes the iPhone 6S about two and a half hours to charge using the same charger.
Another factor to take into account when buying cell phone cables is how long you are going to have your phone. Most smartphones have a lifespan of about two years, so if your phone is getting close to that milestone, you probably don’t want to spend a bunch of money on new cell phone cable accessories or other cell phone accessories, especially are likely to change phones soon.
On the other hand, if your cables for your cell phone are in bad shape, you will need to replace them, regardless of how long you will be keeping your phone. Damaged or frayed cell phone cables are a fire hazard, as are damaged USB cables or damaged fiber optic cables. There are more than 50,000 electrical fires in the U.S. every year, though not all of them are caused by cell phone cables, and they account for more than $1 billion in damage.
These are some of the factors to consider in picking your cell phone cable accessories.