Can you recommend a USB micro phone cable that doesn't bleedin fail after a whileWatch
I'm on my 4th different make now and all have failed in the same way.
Unfortunately my phone is a Moto G5 (by choice as i love it) so i cant really avoid using it without the cable in for much of the time as the battery isn't the best in the world.
Any advice is welcomed
I'd suggest in your next Android phone, that you choose one with Qi charging (Qi (pronounced CHEE; from the Chinese word qi; traditional Chinese: 氣) is an open interface standard that defines wireless power transfer using inductive charging over distances of up to 4 cm (1.6 inches), developed by the Wireless Power Consortium. The system uses a charging pad and a compatible device, which is placed on top of the pad, charging via resonant inductive coupling)
as you can still use the micro-usb from time to time, but just charge by placing on a small mat, reduces much of the strain & prolongs life of USB & cable.
inductive charging has its own problems, but contactless means much less strain on the interfaces.
Alternatively, Amazon Basics micro-USB are quite decent
One option may be to look at a longer cable, so that you can let it dangle more freely rather than sharply bend it. Alternatively, the root cause seems to be battery life, so a battery replacement would indirectly fix your cable problem. Or maybe get a battery phone case. It'll make your phone more bulky, but again battery life will be improved and you won't be using it while plugged in. Ultimately though you're going to have a hard time finding a decent cable if you keep bending them, as inevitably it will cause damage.
Or the really extreme case, use your phone less.