before I got this jump starter, I had to haul arounf a huge one that weighed roughly 15lbs ; not only was it heavy, it took alot of space in my car. If your anything like me , you like to get the most bang for your buck and this was a purchase I made with that intention. Packaged well in its case, I really enjoyed how little space this started took as it wasnt much bigger than my phone and weighed much less than my larger starter. as for the cables that came along with it, they are nicely shielded and seem to be packaged well. in conclusion, for $50 this purshase is a good buy for anyone looking to have a portable jump starter that they can slip into a back back or even cargo shorts.