Anker’s awesome for basically selling a lot of stuff you can get dirt cheap at a price that is higher, but then so is the quality. I prefer their cables over a lot of the ‘random brand I’ve never heard of’ seen on Amazon or in a lot of stores.
(I do have a probably not to the USB spec multi-head charging cable from some random company I’m keeping in my bag for emergencies… But I’m not sure I’d leave a device connected with out keeping it in sight, as it’s kind of scary in a “this probably keeps the USB spec writers up at night” kind of way.)
I think I just talked myself out of a new desk (and into a replacement gas grill) so may need to price some long cables and Anker will be preferred.
I went through a couple sets of headphones during the 2015-2017 contracting “I Live on a Conference Bridge” run: For comfort, I’m actually pretty happy with some from ‘Ailihen’ that I like. They’re wired, but I find I prefer big 70s-style over-the-ear phones for long calls. I was considering a nice SteelSeries set that would work with PC/Mac/Mobile, but to be honest I keep hearing iffy things about the quality.
If my Ailihen cheapies broke (which were from meh.com I think) I might look at some Sennheisers that would probably cost 3x as much, and hopefully work as well.
I’m finding I totally understand why people have different headphones for different uses. Earbuds and such are great for listening while walking the dog, but I nearly killed my ears using them for 5+ hours/night of conference calls. I’d really like an over-the-ear set with an actual boom mike for conference calls, but haven’t found an affordable set yet.