5 Coolest Lightning Charging Cables for iPhone

Looking for a Lighting charging cable to connect your iPhone or iPad to a charging brick or computer with? The Lightning cable that came with your iDevice was probably boring and white but there are a number of really cool lightning cables on the market today that work with iPhone and iPad. We’ve done our best to round up the coolest Lightning cables available today.

Our Top Picks for the Best Cool Lightning Cable:

1. Anker Powerline Colorful Lighning Cable

These colorful Lightning charging cables are the opposite of boring. Green Lightning cables, Blue Lightning cables, Orange, Pink and Red too, all in generous 3 feet or 6 feet lengths. You might want to color coordinate your Lightning charging cable with your phone’s case color or you might just choose a colorful Lightning cable that’s fun and easy to spot and identify as yours when multiple people have charging cables out at once.

We use these bright colors to help us remember not to leave behind our cables when we’re traveling or at the office. It’s pretty hard to lose one of these brightly colored cords!

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iPhone SE/12/13/14/14 Pro Headphone Adapters: Lightning to Headphone Jack Converters

Apple’s iPhone 7 began the trend of cell phones that only have Lightning ports instead of the normal headphone jacks. So what do you do if you prefer to use headphones that end with a normal 1/8th inch headphone adapter instead of the new Lightning connector? Luckily there are a number of Lightning to headphone jack adapters for you to choose from that allow you to use your old regular headphones with a new iPhone’s Lightning port.

All of the lightning adapters in this article will work for all current iPhone models including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, Phone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max. You can also use them with iPads and iPad Pros.

The Best Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapters and Converters:

1. Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

Nothing is more reliable than Apple’s own products. This is their official lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter, so you know it will work with all your gear including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Listen to music, make phone calls, and do anything else you like with your phone and favorite headphones.

This adapter is short and compact, easy to toss in a purse or bad or even stick in your pocket.

2. Amazon Basics Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

Another reliable brand, Amazon makes its own version of the classic lightning to headphone convertor, and it comes in black! MFI certified, it provides lossless audio transmission and is compatible with all Apple products with iOS 10 or later, including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPads.

3. Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter for iPhone

Here’s a pretty straightforward Lightning to headphone adapter that allows you to use your old headphones with 1/8th inch stereo TRS jack with a new iPhone or iPad’s Lightning port. It works with iPhone version 5 and up as well as other iOS devices like iPads and iPad Minis and iPod Touch with Lightning ports.

Note that this adapter plays music and allows you to use in-line remote to control your music (if your headphones have one) however if you get a phone call you will need to disconnect the headphones to use your phone normally instead of using the headphones as a headset. Comes in white in a 2 pack.

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