I bought these to replace my original HTC cable that broke because the cord came loose at the adapter that plugs into the phone, so it would only charge if I bent the cord a certain way to complete the connection. These cords were great at first. They are 6-ft, which allows you to better use the phone while it's still plugged in. However, the cord eventually does the same thing at the micro-USB end...it pulls out of the adapter sleeve, and the connection can't be made unless you tinker with it. One caveat...the one cable I leave plugged in next to my bed still works perfectly, but the one I travel with is now in the trash. I still have yet to find a micro-USB cable that lasts more than 6 months if you travel with it.