Posted by Jonathan Wilbanks on February 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Filed under Mobility, News, Power .

Get the Best of Both Worlds with a 2-in-1 Lightning & Micro USB Cable

There are over 63 million iPhone users in the United States, and all of them have one problem in common: Apple’s proprietary Lightning charging cable (standard on all Apple devices since late 2012) is incompatible with virtually all other USB-powered devices.

For most iPhone users, this means maintaining a collection of both Lightning and industry-standard Micro-USB cables to remain full citizens of our wired world.

Devices that use Apple Lightning Cables
  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple iPad
Devices that use Micro-USB Cables
  • Virtually all Android smartphones
  • Virtually all Android tablets
  • E-readers: Kindle(s) Fire, Paperwhite, Voyage, and Oasis, Kobo
  • USB Power banks
  • Most Bluetooth headphones
  • Many smartwatches
  • Portable hard drives
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Aftermarket GPS Systems (Garmin, TomTom, Magellan)
  • Wireless gaming controllers (Xbox One, PS4)
  • Literally millions of other small portable devices with rechargeable lithium batteries 
13676-GE 2-in-1 Lightning & Micro USB CableClearly we live in a Micro-USB world, but iPhone users are still at the complete mercy of Apple’s proprietary Lightning cable to charge their phones.
One Cable for Multiple Devices

Enter an elegant and affordable solution to this most annoying of dilemmas: the hybrid Lightning / Micro-USB cable from GE. Its attached Apple-certified Lightning adapter provides power to your Apple devices, and easy converts to a high-speed Micro-USB for everything else. 

As a Lightning cable, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it’s Apple-certified connector won’t inadvertently fry your phone or cause compatibility issues down the road. And in Micro-USB mode, UltraCharge technology one-ups your old cables by delivering up to 40% faster charging for Android devices. It’s the best of both worlds.

A must-have accessory for every iPhone owner’s car, bedside and desk, GE hybrid Lightning / Micro-USB cable will simplify and declutter your digital life.

Available now in multiple lengths at Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon.com.

 



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About the Author | Jonathan Wilbanks

Jonathan helps manage the e-commerce business for Jasco and its affiliated brands. His prior background spans a parallel emphasis in consumer electronics sales and marketing for Apple, Verizon, and others, and film and television distribution for the Moving Picture Institute, Disney, and Epicleff Media. After hours he helps early stage startups build successful e-commerce businesses, and produces documentary films with a team in Los Angeles. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California, is an avid reader, film buff, foodie, and loves dogs (his is the cutest though). If you meet him on the street, his preferred greeting is a traditional Japanese bow followed by the ceremonial gifting of a Citrus Kombucha.

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