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Allroundo USB phone charger cable kit 

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The Allroundo from German company Vonmählen is a USB charging cable kit that is pocketable and offers a useful way of connecting one’s Apple or Android phone or tablet to an appropriate power source.

VONMAHLEN Allroundo Multi Charger Cable
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Available in a range of colours it is 65mm in diameter and 19mm thick with curved edges so that it is shaped rather like my grandfather’s pocket watch and weighs just 46g. It has an elasticated belt loop on it which rather increases that similarity.

Opening the hinged lid allows access to the curly cable and the associated adapters. The cable is black in colour and neatly fits around the inside of the shell. One end has a USB-A plug and the other micro-USB. These two ends fit tidily into clips which also help to keep the cable in its place.

If pulled out straight the cable would be 50cm long. I did not find that it was practical to attempt to stretch it out as it always put a major tug on the connected devices as, being curly and elastic, it always tries to pull back to its closed length of a about 12cm. Furthermore, I am not sure whether or not a large amount of stretching might put a permanent elongation on the “closed” length of the cable and so prevent it returning to its original shape and size and so make it difficult to return it to the case and then close the lid.

There are Lightning and USB-C adapters provided in the in the case so that, in conjunction with the basic micro USB connection on the cable itself, the Allroundo will cater for virtually all phones and tablets. In addition there is an USB-A to -C adapter which provides the necessary connection for the other end of the cable as a growing number of computers, laptops and power bricks now incorporate the type C connector.

It is important, however, to note that the Allroundo does not support Power Delivery Charging and should not be used in situations where the loading could be in excess of 5V 3.1A.

With both the cable and the necessary adapters fitting neatly into a small and convenient lightweight package it is a very convenient travel kit even though some users might consider it sensible to also take along a USB-A extension cable in view of its limited “stretch”. Available from Amazon for £19.99 the Allroundo will be a boon to many regular travellers for whom “connectivity on the move” is an on-going problem.

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