I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I have at least a few devices on me. I have my Kindle, my iPhone 4S, usually a digital camera, and of course a laptop. Each one of these devices uses a different USB cable, and of course, I have them scattered around the house. When I’m packing, I am usually very good about placing these necessary cords in my bag, but on occasion, I will forget. To help alleviate this, Griffin Technologies has come out with a nice USB mini cable set that I can leave permanently in my travel bag.
The kit consists of 3 short (4 inch) cables that take up very little room, and when you couple that with the laptop that I am inevitably going to carry with me (currently a MacBook Air 11″), this makes for a nice little setup.
I was originally introduced to short cables with the iStubz, a shortened iPhone 30-pin connector. It was a nice little cable to throw into the bag along with my laptop to ensure that I would be able to sync, charge, and connect my phone at any given time. What was missing from the mix however was a way to charge my Kindle, which uses the micro-USB connection, as well as my digital camera, which uses mini-USB. When I found this solution, I figured I would give it a go.
The cables themselves seem very sturdy. The USB cable that comes with the iPhone after time will wear and the sleeve will crack. The rubber on the Griffin USB mini cables seem to be very sturdy and thick, giving me little reason to believe that they will be wearing out anytime soon. I am looking forward to using these and seeing if they stand the test of time.