I really like that the cable is braided, first off. I feel like these types of cables always last longer and are more durable. This cable really comes in handy for me, because my laptop has USB C type input, but my desktop computer does not. It's a lifesaver when I need to hook up my cell phone to the computers. Now I don't have to import files from my phone on one computer, transfer to a thumb drive, then take it to the other computer. I can't tell much of a speed difference in this and my original cable for my phone... so that's a good thing.