Tag Archive: Cables


What to do with Frayed Lightning Cables?

How many iPhone and iPad owners wind up having a frayed USB lightning adapter with wires visible or protruding from the cable? One of my own Lightning cables ended up a frayed disaster after less than a year of being always plugged into a MacBook, and only used on a desk – not exactly demanding … Read More

Apple may introduce a reversible USB Lightning adapter soon, marking a subtle but welcome change to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch USB connectors. The reversible portion of the cable would be the USB side that connects to a Mac or PC, as the Lightning adapter end is already reversible. Multiple reports and pictures claiming to … Read More   [Read More…]

Apple may introduce a reversible USB Lightning adapter soon, marking a subtle but welcome change to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch USB connectors. The reversible portion of the cable would be the USB side that connects to a Mac or PC, as the Lightning adapter end is already reversible. Multiple reports and pictures claiming to … Read More

  A new set of images of the the iPhone 6 home button flex cable have been leaked to Nowherelse.fr that show some of the changes coming to Apple’s new smartphones. You could nearly build your own iPhone 6 with… Read more ›

iOS-7-Could-Save-Your-LifeIt’s not just you: iOS 7 has seemingly killed off support for unlicensed, third-party Lightning cables. We’re seeing numerous reports from users that iOS 7 has blocked support for knock-off Lightning chargers. When you plug them in, iOS 7 will warn you that the cable is unlicensed and may not function properly, and will then […]

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IDPC201WHT_mainWho needs to carry a clutch of compatible cables just to charge a few gadgets when you could just toss the CrossLink into your pocket/travel bag and be done? Best of all, it costs less than many single dedicated cables. The CrossLink has a standard big flat USB plug at one end, and what looks […]

The post Crosslink Cable Is The Multitasking Shuriken Of Charging Cables appeared first on Cult  [Read More…]

b92d8497d7fd76530555bb37da495f87_largeThere’s probably one single fact that’ll get you interested in the fancy Juicies Lightning cable: Apple Lightning-to-USB adapter: $19. Juicies: $20. That’s right – for just a dollar more you can have aluminum plugs and a corded fabric cable instead of plastic and… More plastic. The Juicies is fashioned from “sandblasted anodized aerospace aluminium,†and […]

The post Juicies Woven Cord And Aluminum Lightning Cables Only A Buck More Than Apple’s  [Read More…]

If you ever walked around Las Vegas’ Strip, then you’ll be familiar with its drunken-theme-park aesthetic. Every hedge and lawn is watered and trimmed to Disney-esque perfection. Every sidewalk is swept. The only difference is that the pedestrians carry three-foot-long plastic tubes of some sickly pink liquor. And of course, there are hidden speakers everywhere. […]

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Curly Charging Cables For Your Lightning Devices

Cables: I love what they do – keeping my beloved gadgets juiced and full of delicious data – but — unlike a playful kitten — I hate their tangled mess. Perhaps the perfect charger cable is here at last though: It’s the curly phone-style Lightning cable from Japanese company Sanwa.

The cable costs $ 23, stretches from a compact 22cm to a long-enough 45cm and comes in black or white. On one  [Read More…]

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Zenbox’s slogan really says it all: “Hide the mess behind the desk.” As a dedicated throw-everything-in-the-closet-and-slam-the-door-before-it-falls-out practitioner, I can get behind this 100%. The Zenbox is a dock for your MacBook Pro: you plug one end into the left side of your Mac, and plug your various peripherals into the other.

The USP of this dock over others is that those peripherals sit at the end of a cable, letting you throw  [Read More…]