Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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REVIEWED: QDOS PowerMax Dual 2-in-1 cable for Android and Apple devices

Take two cables on your travels? Try this microUSB cable with an Apple Lightning hat

Buy the QDOS PowerMax Dual

Price as reviewed: £29.99

QDOS PowerMax DualYou reach into your hand luggage and all you come out with is a tangle of … cables. Grrr. As First World problems go, the need to embark on exciting journeys loaded down with different cables to charge different gadgets is one of the worst. For those affected, the QDOS PowerMax Dual is a bit of problem solver.

iPhone & Kindle in your carry-on?

If you take a Kindle and an iPhone on your travels, you have a problem. The QDOS PowerMax Dual is an Apple Lightning-USB as well as microUSB-USB cable for charging and syncing devices – and it changes at the drop of a hat. As such it’s compatible with the likes of iPad Mini, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th Gen, iPad Air, iPad 4th Gen, iPod Nano 7th Gen, Android smartphones from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Nokia and more, the Kindle, Kobo and Nook e-readers, and any Android tablet you care to name.

Great for bedside tables

As useful as on a bedside table at home as in a hotel, the QDOS PowerMax Dual is a single, changeable 2-in-1 cable; the default hat on this cable is microUSB, and – clipped onto the cable itself – is a hat for Apple Lightning. Happily, rapid data transfer and charging speeds are preserved whichever one is in use.

One metre long

We all know hotels’ love of putting plugs far from bedside tables, so the final trick of the QDOS PowerMax Dual is to stretch to 100cm. As useful for syncing as for charging, the Made For iPhone-certified QDOS PowerMax Dual deserves a place in your hand luggage – and at home, too.