I think one difference is that my old Kindle cord is shielded like coaxial cable. I don't see that it matters much just for a charger - these seem to be just a plain wire. All of which is fine for me because it's just for the battery, in our case. Good snap, fast charging. Had them 7-10 days or so and they work just fine. For 1/10 of the price of some others, they work REAL fine.
As long as Monoprice continues manufacturing such a nice cable at such a reasonable price, I will be back for more and more. The finished ends of the cables are what impressed me the most. The quality and price are excellent.
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April 9, 2017
Great cable, bought quite a few in different colours.
Many of my OEM micro USB cables have gone bad over the years. I got some cheap cables from overseas to replace them. They looked like Samsung cables, but no where near the quality. They lasted only a day. I wanted to find better quality cables, but still with a low price. The premium monoprice cables are what I was looking for. The best price out there for great quality. I've been using them for about a month, with no sign of wear. They all still have a nice click when they are plugged into a device. They seem better quality that most of the OEM cables I had, in fact. These are the cables you want.
PROS: Price, quality
CONS: They didn't have a 4.5 foot option, which I believe the Samsung cables are. 3 feet feels a little short, and 6 feet can be too much.