Flat lightning cables have always been a big plus when it comes to tangles and ease of use. ChargeAll has released their own flat lightning cable but with a twist: the Happy Charger. How does it stack up against the competition and what’s the twist? Find out in the full review after the break!
The first thing we noticed about the ChargeAll Happy Charger Lightning Cables was not the build quality, or the packaging, or even the design. We first noticed how green the cables were as they were practically glowing. We did find that given the color, we never misplaced the ChargeAll Happy Charger Lightning Cables as they tend to stand out.
From a build quality standpoint, the ChargeAll Happy Charger Lightning Cables are pretty good. They are not as sturdy as the Mophie Lightning Cables we have tested in the past but they certainly did not fall apart on us during testing. Once the cables were removed from the packaging we did notice that certain sections of the cable were “bent” and “folded” and did not return to their flattened state. This is not necessarily a huge concern but given that one of the big pros of flat cables is they promise a tangle free use, the bends and folds may hinder ease of use in the future.
The performance of the cables were great during our testing. We never once received any type of connection error or “not compatible” warnings from our iPad Mini or iPhone 6 Plus. Transfer rates for the cables and charge times were in line with Apple OEM cables.
The unique twist we mentioned at the beginning of this review for the ChargeAll Happy Charger Lightning Cables can now be unveiled: both connection ends of the cables have a glowing smiley face when plugged in. It’s a unique feature and adds a bit of design flare that we haven’t seen in other cables we have reviewed in the past. This may be a nuisance to those who charge their devices next to their nightstands as the glow is fairly bright.
Overall, the ChargeAll Happy Charger Lightning Cables performed well and did not have any connection issues whatsoever (which we have observed in other third party lightning cable manufacturers). The only true downside we noted was the fact that the cables felt less sturdy than competitors.