Let me get right to the point: If you have a Fire Stick, you need the fireCable Plus.
Before I tell you about it, let me tell you my I bought it.
I have a TV in my house that’s got a rat’s nest of wires hooked up to a $10 power strip. Between the TV, streaming devices, soundbar and one my my mesh routers, there are four plugs in the power strip – and it’s a complete mess.
I wanted to clean up the wires, but I didn’t want to spend a ton of money doing it. In the end, I found a great way to do it for less than $10.
USB as your Amazon Fire Stick power cable
Let me be clear about one thing: The fireCable Plus isn’t just another cable that you plug into an electrical socket.
Most newer televisions built in the past 8-10 years have a USB port where you can plug a flash drive in to view photos or videos. But you can also use that USB port to power your streaming stick. You can use the FireCable Plus as both the 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire Stick power cable, since they both use a micro-USB port.
The FireCable Plus is an 8-inch micro-USB cable, designed specifically to power streaming sticks. The cable itself is made of a high quality orange braided material.
The braided part is important. Braided cables are better than the cheap plastic cables for a coupe of reasons.
- They don’t snag or twist into knots
- They’re more durable and won’t fray as easily
- They cut down on electromagnetic interference from other devices
Quick setup of the FireCable Plus
There’s not much to the actual setup of the fireCable Plus.
The fireCable Plus has a micro-USB port on one side of the cable which plugs right into the port on the side of the Amazon Fire Stick. The other end of the cable is a USB plug which goes right into a free USB port on the back of your TV.
Two simple plugs and just like that…you’re done.
I like simple things that just work really well. That’s what the FireCable Plus is.
It won’t give you a better picture or give you more channels to watch. But for less than $10, the fireCable Plus is an inexpensive way to clean up that rat’s nest of cables behind your TV.