Between the Switch, Android and iOS devices having a decent charging cable is extremely important, and high risk behaviors like extensive travel and owning pets and/or children can lead to untimely demise of these essential tools. This is an issue Zendure is trying to address with their SuperCord, which still has some time left in their Kickstarter campaign to snag one of these at a discounted preorder. The SuperCord is available in USB-A to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, USB-C to USB-C, and USB-A to Micro USB. What makes the SuperCord special is its ultra durable design using nylon and Kevlar, which is the same material used for crash helmets, extreme sports gear and bullet resistant ballistic vests (Editor’s note: We did consider testing the strength of these cables against a firearm but ultimately decided against it).
The SuperCord offers a lifetime warranty and is certified by TUV Labs to be withstand 180 degree bending up to 50,000 times. The construction includes stainless steel connectors with 400D Kevlar fibers reinforce the inner wiring for added strength and 1050D individual Kevlar strands add durability and protection. Hardcore Gamer got to sample one of these units and took it on a recent interstate trip where it was guaranteed to see a lot of use and being crammed in various travel bags. During this outing it kept the iOS devices well charged and didn’t show any signs of wear and tear after being repeatedly and sometimes hurriedly crammed into a bag, though it does have the convenient snap to keep it organized during travel. Compared to some other charging cables in my possession, this feels substantially sturdier. This is something that is worth looking into if your charging cables have a tendency to be accident prone.