Got Apple products? Me too.
Absolutely despise the flimsy charging cables that seem to snap and fray within a few months? Me too!
Whilst scouring the internet for a way to fix a broken iPhone cable, I came across Cable Labels – a site that offers multicoloured shrinkable tubes designed to strengthen charging cables and protect them from breaking. I got in touch with Ashley who launched Cable Labels in 2015, and he very kindly offered to send me a pack to try.
I love knowing what inspires and drives small businesses, so I asked Ashley what sparked the creation of Cable Label, and he told me:
Cable Label was born from two frustrations amongst my family, my housemates and I. Firstly I was fed up of someone always stealing my charger but not being able to prove its my charger because every lead is generically white. Secondly, I always found my Apple charger would break very easily. It was these two main reasons that while at University I set up and made Cable Label which has been well received by many of our customers who are pleased with the protection our tube gives to their cable.
I’m going to start this post by saying right away that the Cable Labels are absolutely genius. I’m hands on when it comes to technology and fixing broken things, however even if I’d never attempted to fix a cable before I would have felt fully confident using these. To fix or reinforce a flimsy iPhone cable, you will need:
> A pack of Cable Labels
> iPhone charging cable (6.4mm version only)
- Be safe – never handle exposed cables still connected to a power source!
- If your cable has begun to fray, carefully remove any dirt and debris before starting – be sure not to damage those delicate wires any further!
- Pick a colour and slide the tube over your cable, keeping it around halfway down the white lightning connector.
- Hold it in place carefully on the opposite end of the side you’re heating up (you don’t need the hairdryer hot enough to burn your fingers, but safety first!)
- Heat the tube using your hairdryer on a hot setting. Mine has cold, medium heat and high heat settings, and medium heat worked just fine.
- Once the tube has started to shrink, gently turn the cable whilst applying heat to all sides to ensure an even fit.
- When fully shrunk, leave to set for ten minutes before using.
It really is as easy as that! So that you can see just how fantastic this is for yourself, I’m hosting a giveaway for a pack of multicoloured Cable Labels. Want to be entered into this prize draw? Head over to my Twitter and simply follow and RT my most recent tweet linking to this post for a chance to win!