If I were to make a list of the most delicate man-made things on the planet, charging cables for MacBooks, iPhones and iPads would top my list. In my experience, they possess seemingly magical powers: They’re able to twist and splinter and break while kept —untouched — in the bag.
After going through my share of expensive cables with self-destructing powers, I became extremely careful of how I stored and used them. Yet, I still managed to bust these cables every few months.
And then I realized this simple trick: A spring scavenged from any pen can make these cables last for eternity. Okay, I might be exaggerating but this spring trick really works.
Here’s what you do: