Some of you will already know about this, but I would wager that most people still don’t know about the convenience of reversible micro USB cables since 99% of devices with micro USB ports come with a standard cheap cable.
As the name implies, reversible micro USB cables can be connected both ways, up or down, so you don’t have to fiddle with getting the plug right-side-up every time.
In fact both ends of some reversible micro USB cables can be connected in either orientation.
It’s much nicer not having to mess with an upside down cable every time you want to charge your device, especially considering the small micro USB connector is hard to see in the dark, and some devices have the plug upside down so even if you know the “top” of your cable you’ll still get stymied with backward plugs.
Considering the fact that most dedicated ebook readers still come with micro USB ports instead of newer USB C ports, you’d think they could at least include a reversible micro USB cable with newer devices, especially expensive ones like the Kindle Oasis.
The only ereader that I know of that comes with a reversible micro USB cable is the Kobo Forma. I remember someone mentioning that awhile ago but forgot about it, but then some folks were talking about it over at MobileRead recently (I can’t remember where) so I started using it and it is indeed much better than a standard cable.
So if you’re tired of messing with regular micro USB cables, give a reversible micro USB cable a try.