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Featured Review: Crabby Digital Premium USB Cable

January 18, 2015 - Written By John Anon

USB cables are one of those things we constantly overlook when thinking about what we want or should buy. It is all very well having the best smartphone on the market or a turbo charge charger, but without a suitable cable to connect the two, what do you have? Cables are those forgotten heroes that keep our devices powered and as such should be thought of as just as important. Invest in a good cable and you won’t just have a good cable but you will have a good cable for life. Today, we will be taking a quick look at the Crabby Digital Micro USB Cable.

Probably the most important aspect when buying a decent cable, is the build quality. A cable built well is likely to stand the test of time and all the rough terrain it will encounter in its charging lifespan. The Crabby Digital cable seems to be one of those cables. It is tough, coated in rubber and contains quite a thick USB cable compared to the more generic options. As such this is not exactly a lightweight cable. That said, with weight, comes the expectation of durability. Only time will tell on this occasion but on first impressions, the cable does seem built to last. To add to this, the connections also are well protected. These are usually where most cables fail once the connector becomes broken. The Crabby Digital Premium Cable does offer reinforced connections which should add a decent level of protection over the long haul. Lastly, the cable on offer is a flat cable and as such you are not going to encounter any tangling problems. The lead does neatly stay in an easily usable and tangle-free state. Not to mention, the cable also comes with a handy velcro wrap which can be used to make sure the cable stays closed and aid portability when traveling with it.

There were no major issues in terms of the usability of the Crabby Digital Cable. This one did plug into devices nice and tight and felt as though a firm connection was being made. There was also no issues when charging or using the cable for data transfer (35MB/second) with the cable providing a decent connection. In fact, when transferring data, the cable does do so quite quickly compared to generic branded options. If you are looking for a nice and well-priced cable to give your premium smartphone that additional premium feel, then you should probably consider this option. The Crabby Digital Premium Cable is a 6ft cable and comes with a USB Type 2.0 Male connector to Micro USB Type B connector. Not to mention the cable is being offered with a ‘lifetime guarantee’. If you want to give the cable a try then you can pick it up now from Amazon where it is currently on sale for $9.99