Official Apple cables rarely seem to survive longer than a few months. In contrast, the Toughlink MFi-Certified Metal Braided Lightning Cable will probably outlast your iPhone. You can grab a two-pack of these rugged cables now for $29.99 via the Popular Science Shop.

You can happily use and abuse these Toughlink cables every day without causing any damage. They are protected by metal armor, but they flex like regular cables. The braiding also prevents tangles, while the crush-proof plugs are made from durable aluminum. That means you get total freedom of movement and impressive strength.

Aside from toughness, the cables are optimized for speed. Unlike cheap imports, Toughlink offers fast charging and rapid data transfers on any compatible device—plus. the cables actually come with a safety guarantee from Apple. They are also longer than the official versions, so you don't need to dive under your desk to answer a call. With this two-pack, you can keep spares at the office or in your car.

If you are looking for something even more durable have a look at our USB Charging and Sync Gooseneck Cable - Lightning Connector iPhone cable.