Charging our many smartphones and tablets is, unfortunately, a necessary evil, and one that even with the ongoing proliferation of huge devices with equally huge batteries, isn’t going to go away any time soon. The way we see things is if we can’t avoid charging things, we might as well charge them in as cool a way as possible, which is where the Poweradd 2-in-1 come in.

On the face of it, the Poweradd cable may look like any other Lightning cable, perfectly suited to charging an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, but in reality, you’re actually looking at something rather more. See, the reason this is called a 2-in-1 cable is that while it’s true it does indeed terminate in a Lightning cable, that connector can be removed to reveal a micro-USB connector for charging all manner of devices, including just about every Android device we’ve ever come across. You’ll even have some luck charging things like external battery packs with this thing, too. With both a Lightning and a micro-USB connector on it, you should be covered pretty well for just about all eventualities.

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Now that we have the practical side out of the way, let’s have a look at what makes this cable so cool – it’s lighting setup.

It’s not every day you buy a charging cable that lights up, but that’s exactly what you are dealing with here. Poweradd’s 2-in-1 cable actually pulses with light, quickly or slowly, depending on how fully charged your device is. That’s pretty cool no matter which way you dice it. You can watch this in action in the video below.

There are blue, green and red color options to choose from, and all are available for $35.99. This cable isn’t cheap, and the connector shenanigans can be replicated with a micro-USB-to-Lightning adapter easily enough, but that light show seals the deal for us.

We like the blue one, by the way.

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Buy: Poweradd 2 in 1 USB Charging Cable from Amazon: $35.99 | Original price: $59.99

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