Essentially the AmpCore design is based on Kevlar cores for each conductive set of wires (note, not individual strands per connection), wrapped in layers of aluminium, TPE and Polyester:
In the hand it's simply 'pleasantly braided' and tangle free, but inside it's seriously, seriously tough. I challenged my daughter to break it and she put the Blitzwolf design through a series of knots, pulls, even a tug of war with me - and then we plugged the cable back in between my IDOL 4 Pro and my Surface Pro and it still worked just fine. Mind you, if it can be used as a car tow rope(!) then I doubt that mere human interaction could damage it...
What's as impressive though, is that all this rugged high tech isn't much more expensive. I know this sounds like an advert, but each cable (available in various lengths and colours) is between £6 and £8 on Amazon UK. Which, for a reliable Type C cable that will last a lifetime, seems well worth it to me.
In terms of electrical specs, from the product description:
- 56kΩ Standard Resistor is included to ensure that your device will not drain extra power out of the power source, which may lead to over-heating and serious issues.
- Premium Quality Materials: Nickel-plated reversible connector heads and 1.8m/6ft durable braided wire sheath with 21AWG power and 30AWG data tinned copper wire cores can be bent over 5000 times with no change in performance.
- Fast Charging: Supports 3.6-12V fast charging at up to 3A current, compatible with Qualcomm QC2.0, QC3.0, MTK Pump Express Plus and other fast charging technology.
- High Speed Data transfer: Data transfer speeds of up to 480MBps and also supports charging during data transfer.
- High Comparability: Compatible with most Type-C port digital devices such as smart phones, tablets, MP3 players, PDAs, digital cameras/camcorders, hard drives, e-readers, power banks and portable game players.
PS. If you have an older microUSB-charged phone then this cable is available in AmpCore form here (and here on BangGood). Or if a partner or family member has an iPhone then there's a Lightning version too (and again on BangGood).
PPS. For 40% off on Amazon UK, try the coupon codes 7DMQVT26 for the Type C, LXAZLC5S for the Lightning version and KYYIDOKW for the microUSB version.