Let’s admit it. Apple makes great products from Macbooks to iPhones and iPads but they suck at making cables for device connectivity and charging. Ask any user and they’ll sing the same tune – their cables doesn’t last that long. That’s why numerous option from third-party manufacturers seek to address this concern. Fuse Chicken is one of them with their Titan line of nearly indestructible cables. I had the pleasure of trying the Titan Loop, a 9-inch long cable that can be looped as a keychain.
Titan Loop Claim
Fuse Chicken claims that their Titan cables (including the Titan Loop) are the “Toughest Cable on Earth”. It’s “Human Proof, Pet Proof and Everything Proof”. Their cable is wrapped in two layers of flexible, high-strength steel. The Lightning and USB connectors are permanently sealed with a one-piece housing fused directly over the electronics and metal cabling. From the handling, it sure feels solid and heavy-duty. While I never did try to batter-test the cable like what they had on their video (hammered, chainsawed, knotted and thrown away), I never had problems with the Titan Loop connectivity. Tried it both on an iPhone and Ipad Mini.
Form and Function
People at Fuse Chicken suggest to use the Titan Loop as a keychain. While it does hold firmly on its loop state, it doesn’t have any locking mechanism so I’m quite adamant to use it as such. The cable ends can easily slip out. By itself though, as a connectivity accessory, it is quite flexible for a metal cable. It holds its shape when bent and twisted. It’s actually cool that it can hold an iPhone up against the wall or my iPad Mini standing while being charged on a desktop. The Titan Loop is only 9-inches long so reach is quite limited. The take is its portability.
The Titan Loop is available at Digital Walker and Beyond the Box for Php 1,690. The price isn’t cheap but you do get a quality cable that could possibly last a lifetime (unless Apple suddenly decides to change interface again). There’s a Titan cable as well which is a longer version at 39-inches for Php 1,950.
There’s also an Android version the Titan Loop M (9-inch) and Titan M (39-inch).
For more info on the Titan Products, visit www.fusechicken.com