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Best Replacement Charger for the Beats Solo3

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Beats Solo (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

The Anker Powerline microUSB Cable (opens in new tab) is the best replacement charging cable you can get for your Beats Solo3 because of its durability, ability to accommodate Fast Fuel charging, and affordable price tag.

Anker Powerline microUSB Cable

Super durable cable

The Anker PowerLine microUSB Cable is rated highly by consumers, as well as The Wirecutter. Made of Kevlar — the same stuff that bulletproof vests are made from — Anker boasts that this durable cable has a 5,000 bend lifespan, which customer reviews appear to confirm.

Who should buy the Anker PowerLine microUSB Cable?

Obviously, the microUSB cable that came with your Beats Solo3 will function just fine with your headphones. However, in our many years of experience of using cables, all cables fail eventually. The Anker PowerLine microUSB Cable is just a fantastic cable that's more durable than what ships with the Beats Solo3, so if you lost your microUSB cable, or are just having issues charging with your old one, this cable is worth getting.

A high-quality cable is essential

All charging cables will eventually wear out, but Anker is a well-respected brand that is known for making high-quality cables that last a lot longer than the competition.

Anker is a well-respected brand that is known for making high-quality cables that last a lot longer than the competition.

Although the Beats Solo3 has a huge 40-hour battery life, you still have to charge them probably every two weeks or so, depending on your usage, and you don't want them out of commision any longer than necessary with a shotty cable.

Plus, you're going to want a cable that can take advantage of the Fast Fuel charging that allows the Beats Solo3 to get up to three hours of playback time off just five minutes of charging, and the Anker Powerline does just that!

Alternatives to the Anker PowerLine microUSB Cable

If you're looking for a cable that's a little longer and offers some tangle-resistance so you're not stuck undoing knots in your cable everytime you want to charge your Beats, Anker has another great cable to help you out. If you're one of those people who want to buy multiple cables at once to have several backups, then iXCC has some great cables as well.

Anker 10-foot Nylon Braided Micro-USB cable

Reasons to buy

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Durable
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Supports fast charging
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Affordable

Reasons to avoid

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Still prone to tangling

Anker's 10-foot Nylon Braided Micro-USB cable is a good choice if you have limited power outlets in a large room and you need the reach. Constructed of durable, tangle-resistant braided nylon, customer reviews seem to back up its quality. Its gold-plated connectors aid in resisting corrosion as well.

iXCC Micro-USB cable

iXCC's cables come in lengths of three, six, and 10 feet, and you can get a single, double, or 3-pack if you need to stock up on charging cables for your car or backpack. iXCC claims a lifespan of over 20,000 bends and over 4,000 5-star reviews attest to the durability of the cables.

Bottom line

The Anker Powerline microUSB Cable (opens in new tab) is the best replacement charging cable you can get for your Beats Solo3 — or any microUSB charging device. It provides the durability, fast-charging times, and as reasonable price tag making it an easy purchase if you need a new cable!

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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