We all adore the seamless elegance of the charging cable you get straight out of the box. But odds are your smartphone or tablet will long outlive the charging cable it came with, and repurchasing the official brand-name cable may not be the best value.
Round plastic cables:
A flat cable is probably the first step up from your run-of-the-mill round one and has a few key benefits. First of all, a flat cable is more resistant to kinks or lengthwise tearing when compared to round cables. Flat cables are also more readily folded or rolled up, and are far less prone to tangles, making them more practical in terms of staying organised. These also come in a wide range of colours and lengths.
A purely cosmetic downside to the flat cable is that it often looks bulkier against sleekly designed smartphones and tablets.
One thing to keep in mind is that the nylon braiding, although practical for everyday charging purposes, is prone to fraying if rubbed repeatedly against textured surfaces like carpet, brick or concrete.