Don’t Waste Your Money On These Consumer Products

Advertisements are designed to make people think that they need certain products. If you own an Apple device, you require an Apple charger. If you want a robot vacuum, you need the newest model. Are these claims valid or just a waste of money?

Many websites and experts have tested products and determined them to be too expensive. Even standard household products, like expensive watches, sunscreens, and e-readers, turn out to be a waste of money. Here’s why you shouldn’t throw away cash on these consumer products.

Replace Apple Chargers With Cheaper Options

Multiple people charge their iPhones with chargers.
Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Have you ever noticed that Apple chargers frequently break? Apple chargers can cost between $7 and $100, depending on the device. Powering expert Sarah Witman says that Apple’s cables are flimsy at best, and plenty of companies produce cheaper, stronger options.

An article in Know Your Mobile found that Apple does not produce the best chargers. AmazonBasic’s unofficial Apple Lightning Cable is half the cost of Apple’s official product and works twice as well. Companies such as Belkin, Vinsic, RAVPower, Powergen, and Anker sell less expensive options.