Bottom line: Keep this compact charging cable set on your keyring or in your bag, and you'll always have a quick and easy way to charge your devices — and I mean all of your devices.
Convenient, intuitive design
Offers six charging connectors
Works across all devices
Doubles as a keychain bottle opener
Should come with a keyring or carabiner
Can be awkward to use with wall outlet
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I have rarely met a more handy product than the Vonmählen High Six Charging Cable. This small cable set simplifies charging on-the-go, and it works with all of my devices. It's made up of a USB-C to USB-C base cable with removable adapters that allow it to be used with micro-USB, Lightning, and USB-A ports. Each piece connects to the other so that it can all be kept easily in a smart stainless-steel casing that doubles as a bottle opener and keychain. Honestly, it's a genius little gadget.
I keep this on the same keyring as my car keys, and it goes with me everywhere. I'm never caught without a charger for any of my devices, no matter where I go. You can get a pretty good idea of how it works just by looking at the photo above, but I'll go into more details on functionality below.
Vonmählen High Six Charging Cable: Price and availability
The High Six is a brand-spanking-new product, so it's only available for pre-orders at the moment. As a pre-order product, however, it's being sold for $28. This price may change once it officially hits the market. You can pre-order the High Six Charging Cable on the High Six website or on the Kickstarter page where it got its start. Soon the product will be released officially on the Vonmählen website as well.
Vonmählen High Six Charging Cable: The everycharger
The most notable advantage of the High Six Charging Cable is convenience: pure and simple. Toting around traditional charging cables and adapters can be inconvenient and annoying. If you're anything like me, you're also prone to forgetting them if you're in a big hurry to get out the door (in my case, with two kids in tow). Now I don't have to worry about lugging around cables because I always have the High Six on the same keyring as my car keys.
Since the High Six is so small, I barely notice it on my keyring. The Vonmählen team managed to fit five connectors on this tiny gadget! This means I can use it to charge my iPhone, iPads, earbuds, and the power bank itself. While I do need to remember to bring a wall adapter along if I'm planning to charge that way, this cable works perfectly well with my car charger and power bank. Since I have an amazing large-capacity power bank, this is what I usually carry around for on-the-go charging, especially on long travel days.
The High Six is designed intuitively. The cable folds down into a compact shape that can be slipped inside the stainless steel casing, where it fits snugly until you need it again. Once you open it, you'll find four connectors. The Lightning/micro-USB and USB-A connectors are removable, revealing two USB-C connectors underneath. When you do need to take off one of the removable connectors, you can attach them to magnets on the cable, so they don't get misplaced while charging. It's all very neat and organized.
Finally, the steel casing incorporates a bottle opener, so you can have a nice cold drink while you charge! This is what puts the six in High Six. Its sixth function is simply to work as a keyring bottle opener. This is a fun touch to an already cool design. Since this is made to go on a keyring, I think an included carabiner or ring would have been a convenient add-on, but that's what we'll talk about in the next section.
Vonmählen High Six Charging Cable: Where's the keyring?
The High Six is a small gadget that could be easily misplaced. For this reason, Vonmählen made it so that it can be attached to a keyring or carabiner. Since this is the way it was intended to be used, and it's the way I personally use it, I think a keyring or carabiner included in the box would have been a nice touch. I realize most people have these items laying around, so it's not imperative, but it would have been a nice addition to the package.
The only other thing is that the tiny cord doesn't have much reach. This can make it a bit challenging to use with wall adapters. Since it bends, you can sort of prop your iPhone on top of the larger fast-charging wall adapter, but I have found it to be a bit awkward to navigate with other devices like the power bank and the iPad. This is only with a wall adapter, though. For charging through the power bank or through the computer, the High Six is super simple and easy to use.
Vonmählen High Six Charging Cable: Competition
There's nothing quite like the High Six on the market. The compact design and convenient ease-of-use makes this product one-of-a-kind. There are other options for compact multi-connection charging cables, however. One such option is the Chafon Multi-Charging Cable. Although this charging solution lacks the steel casing and intuitive design, it does have six connectors for charging six different devices, including USB-C, USB-A, micro-USB, and Lightning.
The Chafon cable has a lot of device charging potential, and it's cheaper than the High Six at a low price of $17, but it does not have a bottle opener or a shiny steel casing to keep it safe and organized. Basically the Chafon is also a nifty product, but the High Six is a high-end, more intuitive product to carry and use. Choosing between the two will likely come down to budget and style preference.
Vonmählen High Six Charging Cable: Should you buy it?
You should buy this if ...
- You need a multi-device charging solution.
- You travel a lot.
- You appreciate high-quality design.
You shouldn't buy this if...
- You expect a keyring or carabiner to come in the box.
- You need a charger with a long cable.
For anyone who needs a compact, multi-device charging solution to take on the go, the Vonmählen High Six is everything you've been looking for. The tiny gadget has all the connectors, including two USB-C, a USB-A, a Lightning, and a micro-USB connector. There's pretty much nothing you can't charge with the High Six. Since it fits onto any standard keychain or carabiner, you can easily take it with you wherever you go. And with a handy bottle opener on the casing, you can pop a top and have a drink while you wait for your devices to charge. Overall, this is a smart, super handy product to keep with you at all times.
Bottom line: With this smart multi-device charging cable on-hand, you never have to watch any of your devices die, and you don't have to lug around multiple cables for different chargers. Since it's small enough to fit on a keychain, you can take it with you anywhere.
Jaclyn Kilani is a content writer at iMore. She's a longtime Apple addict with a flair for creating (written works, design, photos; you name it!) on her devices. Jaclyn has also worked in the marketing sector for over 16 years, dabbling in a bit of everything from writing to graphic design and digital marketing. In her heart of hearts, however, she is a born writer and an avid reader who adores everything about the written word. Someday she may even churn out a book or two.
Throughout her career, Jaclyn has also developed something of an addiction to all things Apple. Her professional and personal life is enhanced by an ever-growing collection of iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and even AirTags. Luckily, this expensive habit is of great use to her work at iMore, where she writes with authority on Apple products and the accessories that go with them.