Best Chargers for Beats Solo3 iMore 2020
The Anker Powerline microUSB Cable 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.
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.
Reasons to buy
- Supports fast charging
Reasons not to buy
- Still prone to tangling
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'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.
Pick your pack
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.
The Anker Powerline microUSB Cable 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!
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Luke Filipowicz is a staff writer at iMore.com. He knows all too well the value of a good cable as he has probably gone through about 500 or so Lightning cable in the last two years.
Mick Symons is a staff writer at Mobile Nations. His collection of Bluetooth speakers has grown so large that his wife has mentioned the word "intervention" on more than one occasion and he's been charging a lot of those speakers with microUSB cables.
Rene Ritchie has been covering the personal technology industry for a decade. An outspoken analyst and critic, he writes at iMore.com/vector, podcasts at applepodcasts.com/vector, and you can find his show at youtube.com/vector.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Take your Apple Watch on the road and protect it while it charges
Looking to charge your Apple Watch while you’re out and about? Check out these portable chargers!
Make sure you have all the ports you need for your Mac with a USB-C hub
The MacBook Pro (Late 2016 and newer) sports at least two, and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports, but that's all. What to do if you need other ports? Get a hub!
These are the best GoPro Hero 8 tripods to help you capture amazing video
The GoPro Hero 8 is a great camera if you aim to capture extreme video. Here are the best GoPro Hero 8 tripods to help you accomplish that.