surfing the web your and seeing the battery drop into the red… Time is running out.

iPhone happens to be a product that millions of people across the world invest in chargers.

Apple products aren’t the cheapest though.

It’s hard to resist the temptation of cheap chargers, but recent research has shown they are not safe. It’s best to stick with the real dealer, even better, new charger because you protected your current one with a Cord Condom.

Here’s why you shouldn’t bother with a cheap iPhone charger:

-99% fail basic safety tests

-There has been a lot in the media about the 1%, and we aren’t talking about the top 1% of people that own all the wealth in the world! In a recent study conducted by ULa brand protection company, 99% of counterfeit chargers failed basic safety tests. That means only 1% were totally safe.

-Certain “failures” within the adapters and chargers like lacking basic insulation and plugs that were the same size. It might cost more money to buy from a trusted supplier, but it  worth it.

-There are some reputable brands that are “knock offs”, so as long as you stick to ones with recognized safety ratings, you should be fine. Just know you won’t be getting the same longevity or quality.

Spotting a fake:

Buying a second-hand charger from a booth at a market? Here are a few things to look out for:

-Normal-sized plug pins
-“CE” safety mark
-Safety instructions

The brand names will include all relevant info, be certified, and always have standard plugs.

The best solution? Avoid buying new plugs altogether

The best way to prevent having to make the arduous choice between potentially unsafe fakes that could let off a few sparks and the more expensive real deal is by avoiding the situation altogether. The way to do that is by extending the life of your current trusty charger. Cord Condoms help us all practice safe charging and make your cords last for years!