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OhGizmo! Review: The Zus Kevlar Charging Cable

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We reviewed the Zus Car Charger and Car Locator a while ago and came away impressed with its design and functionality. We thought it had accomplished something pretty impressive by redesigning and improving on a seemingly banal piece of tech. And they’re now done the same with yet another commodity: the charging cable. We’ve been playing with the Zus Kevlar Charging Cable for the last couple of weeks, and we simply don’t see ourselves going back to Apple’s touch-it-and-break-it cables.

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The Zus offering’s claim to fame is that it’s built like a tank. It’s reinforced with Kevlar, which is the same material you find in bulletproof vests. The company claims it can pull a car, and resist the normally irresistible force of a cat’s cable-chewing addiction; we believe them. The cable also features a 90 degree plug, which helps it get into tight spaces, like a cramped car’s cigarette lighter socket receptacle. In third-party testing, the Zus Kevlar Cable was bent 15,000 times, which is 50% more than Belkin’s, its closest competitor.

We have no trouble believing any of these claims. The cable definitely feel solid in your hands. It’s not supple and feels rather sturdy, staying bent at the angle you select. The nylon braiding is a nice touch and give its a premium feel. Even the packaging it comes in has obviously been designed with care and attention to detail.

The most impressive thing about the Zus Kevlar Cable is that it’s just $19. It’s on pre-order now, with shipping in mid-July.

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Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On Armour Charge Steel Charging Cable (2 Meter)

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How many iPhone cables have you had to replace? Admit it, they suck. So if you’re going to be dropping some cash on a replacement cable, or if you just need a longer one, we’d like to point you to the Armour Charge Steel Charging Cable (2 Meter).

How many iPhone chargers have you had to replace due to fraying or ripping? Think it might be worth it to invest in a tougher cord? We definitely do, which is why we’re offering a great deal on the MFi-certified Armour Charge stainless steel cord with USB and iOS Lightning hook-ups. Connect to your computer or a wall charger and never worry about ripping a cord again.

– 100% stainless steel-woven cable
– Detailed aluminum housings & stainless steel cabling make for a durable & tough cord
– Equipped w/ USB 2.0 & Lightning hook-ups

Woven stainless steel sheath on a 2 meter charging cable for $32.95? Shipped for free? Sign us up.

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Deal Of The Day: 40% Off On 2-in-1 iOS & Android Extra-Long Charging Cable

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Apple’s cables are notorious for disintegrating after only a few months of use, so rest assured that you’ll be replacing them in due time. When you do so, no need to pay the exorbitant Apple prices. The 2-in-1 iOS & Android Extra-Long Charging Cable is not only twice as long as a standard Lightning cable, it’s also much cheaper after today’s deal.

Finally a gadget to help Android and Apple lovers live in harmony has arrived! This handy 6-foot MFi-certified charging cable will keep your trusted devices powered from a distance, so you won’t be stuck slouching over a pesky outlet. This must-have cable is compatible with both Lightning devices and micro USB devices, so a difference in platforms won’t be the difference maker in your relationship.

– 6-foot length allows for convenient charging & use
– Lighting & micro USB compatibility for use w/ almost any chargeable device
– Connected tip for easy use & accessibility no matter the device

Normally $40, it’s $13.99 once discounted, with free shipping of course.

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Deal Of The Day: 65% Off On Flexible Gooseneck MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

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Look, the Flexible Gooseneck MFi-Certified Lightning Cable is a useful product any way you slice it, rebate or not. It’s not just a charging cable, but also sort of like a stand. There’s a bunch of stuff you can do with it.

You’ll want to use this charger even when you’re fully juiced. Not only does it charge up your iOS device, but its flexible, durable design molds into whatever form you choose. Since it keeps your iDevice sturdy and still, it also makes for a great tripod for capturing photos —Insta and print alike.

– Dock your iPhone or iPod at eye level
– Take photos & videos that aren’t blurry w/ the photo & video tripod
– Easily video chat from your phone
– Slip it in your bag thanks to its lightweight, durable design
– Charge & sync your iPhone anywhere
– Talk hands-free when you drive w/ the included phone mount
– Plug it into your car w/ the car adapter

They normally charge $40, and we’d still think it’s a decent price. But at $13? Yeah, get one, what’s there to lose?

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Deal Of The Day: 30% Off On MicFlip Fully-Reversible Micro USB Cable

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Reversible USB cables are great. It’s the little annoyances that this type of “innovation” gets us rid of that make us smile. The MicFlip Fully-Reversible Micro USB Cable will make juicing up your non-Lightning Plug device just a little bit easier.

No more fumbling to plug in your micro USB devices. The MicFlip is the world’s first reversible micro USB cable, and it has an incredibly durable nylon braided cord that’ll stand the test of time. Its cord is also tangle-free, so there won’t be a huge crisscrossed mess in your bag or pocket when you pull it out to charge up.

– Gold-coated, corrosion-resistant plugs
– Strong braided nylon cable
– Aluminum housing
– 6-foot long cord
– Rubber protector on connector
– Versatile reversible micro USB design

Now, why they wouldn’t make the USB part reversible as well is beyond me, but it’s ok, since that part normally stays plugged in while the Micro-USB is the one that keeps going in and out of your mobile device. Normally $20, the cable is now $13.99.

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Now This Is A Flustercuck: CERN Has To Untangle 9,000 Cables Before The Next LHC Upgrade

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If the sight of the spaghetti tangle of cables behind your desktop gives you anxiety, consider yourself lucky you’re not one of the CERN engineers tasked to remove old cabling at the Large Hadron Collider before its next big equipment upgrade. Over the years of upgrades and maintenance, the particle accelerator has grown in complexity, and has left colossal piles of cables crisscrossing in a surprisingly disorganized manner. Now a team of 60 engineers is being tasked with figuring out which cable does what before it can be unplugged, lest the entire system lose data or go into failsafe mode and stop working. All 9,000 of them. And these are only the ones associated with the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PS Booster), the Proton Synchrotron (PS), and the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). So far the team has identified “2,700 of the 9,000 obsolete cables that are believed to exist in the three instruments. Evrard believes they will be able to find 8,000 of them before the LHC comes back online, which should make it feasible to get all the cables out of the way when the time comes for installing new cables in 2019 and 2020.”

It’s an interesting bit of news that might put our mundane hardware woes into perspective.

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Everyone Needs The Pocketo Cable Organizer

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It’s everyone’s dirty little secret: “Just don’t look under my desk.” We make efforts to keep a tidy apartment, but most of us simply balk at the idea of trying to make anything beautiful with the spaghetti strands that wiggle around the back of our desktop computers, so we just ignore that area. The Pocketo Cable Organizer tries to make the task marginally easier by providing you with a plastic pin-filled board to wrap your cables around. An adhesive back allows you to stick it to a wall, or under your work surface, and then it’s just a matter of routing your cables between the pins in any pattern that makes most sense to you. Best of all, it’s super cheat at $12 for a pack of 2.

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Deal Of The Day: 30% Off On Titan Cable & Titan Loop Lightning Charger Bundle

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The cable that comes with your iPhone or iPad pretty much sucks. It’s fragile, needs replacing periodically, and doesn’t do half the things that the Titan Cable & Titan Loop Lightning Charger Bundle do.

Titan’s top-selling, MFi-certified, tangle-free charging cables now come in a pack, so you can conveniently charge anywhere life may take you. Titan’s original 3.25 foot cable is wrapped twice in industrial-grade, flexible steel and packs permanently-sealed USB and Lightning connectors that won’t be falling apart in this century, or the next. The Loop, its smaller sibling, features the same great strength, but also conveniently folds in half to attach to your keychain or belt loop. One for home, one for the road, it’s a match made in heaven.

– Wrapped in two layers of flexible, high-strength steel
– Includes sealed one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place
– Certified w/ Apple’s MFi program for safe charging
– Made to last for life
– Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty

Normally you’d have to pay $65 for the bundle, but today’s deal brings that down to $44.95.

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Deal Of the Day: 72% Off On Cord2Go

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Going somewhere for a while? You’re probably going to need that charging cable, or else how’re you going to power up your devices? Most people are used to carrying a mess of cables around, but there are companies out there working to solve that issue. One such product is the Cord2Go, a compact and slim cable-storage and charger.

Sync data and charge devices when you’re on the go without the normal tangle of cables and cords. The slim, lightweight Cord2Go—with its handy carabiner—keeps the cables in line for you. Just unplug the Lightning and USB connectors from their slots (and lock them back in place when you’re done), and you’ll never have to ask around for a charger again.

– Travels anywhere thanks to its compact size & minuscule weight
– Supports Apple’s firmware updates w/ MFi-certified cable
– Diminishes cable tangles w/ streamlined organization
– Charges your smart device rapidly
– Conveniently attaches to anything w/ the carabiner
– Supports charging devices w/ car chargers, multi-port USB chargers, wall chargers & more
– Quickly syncs data when connected to a computer

Normally the Cord2go would be $36, but after today’s massive deal, it’s just $9.99!

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