Aimus Right Angle Lightning Cables REVIEW

Have you ever been in a situation where you really need to charge your non-wireless iPhone but don’t have a Lightning cable with you? I can’t tell you how many times that’s happened to me and I prefer for it to never happen again. I tend to live by the credo “always be prepared” but I will inevitably catch myself out and about without a way to charge my iPhone 7. As it begins to age, I find it needs to be charged more often and so, I’ve dedicated myself to always keep a cable nearby. The trick is to have a reliable cable nearby. I was recently introduced a nice cord-wrapped cable by Aimus that has a unique feature — a right angle plug.

Details

User Experience

The cables came wrapped together and packaged in a generic plastic bag. Each of the lengths was tied together with a simple white twist-tie and there was a small welcome guide that was included. The interesting thing about the guide is that it gave very little instruction. It simply says: Avoid extreme temperatures. Use original charger. Don’t expose to liquids. Don’t disassemble. There is an 18-month limited warranty included with the cable along with lifetime technical support as indicated in the guide. There is no power adapter included with the cables and upon further investigation, the “use original charger” line in the guide is in reference to your device’s charger. For example, I can use this Lightning cable to charge my iPhone 7 but should use the wall adapter that shipped with the iPhone.

I found that the Lightning cables charged my iPhone quite well. I did two different charging tests. The first was to plug the Aimus cable into an 18W power adapter. According to my USB Digital Tester, the iPhone 7 was receiving 4.82V/1.29A from the wall outlet. After about 5 minutes, it had gained 2% battery life. I also tried the cable out using a USB charger. The first port was rated at 5V/1A and I got a reading of 5.03V/1.4A. The other USB port was rated at 5V/2.4A and after 30 seconds of charging my iPad Pro, the reading was 5V/1.83A.

Conclusions

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Originally published at macsources.com on April 11, 2018.

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