Tag Archive: Cables


Amazon cracks down on bad USB-C cables that can kill your gadgets

Amazon has started cracking down on crappy USB-C cables that could damage your smart devices. The retail giant now prohibits cables that do not comply with standard specifications laid out by USB Implementers Forum Inc.  USB-C is great; like Apple’s Lightning standard, it’s completely reversible, and it can be significantly faster than its predecessors when based […]

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Save up to 50% on some of our favorite MFi-certified lightning cables [Deals]

Let’s face it – your stock, rubberized Lightning cable often comes up short and just doesn’t last very long. Whatever the gripe, the durable, extra-long and versatile alternatives in this roundup will meet your mobile-charging needs. Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable – 28% off There’s no such thing as ‘too tough’ when it comes to your charging cable, but […]

HBO will use Game of Thrones to break cables iron grip

HBO is planning to launch a new standalone streaming service in 2015, and if you’re like me and can’t wait to watch the latest chapter in Khaleesi’s quest to become take back the iron throne, you’ll be happier than Hodor… Read more ›

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

Reversible USB Lightning Cables May Be Coming with New iPhone & iPad

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…]

Reversible USB Lightning Cables May Be Coming with New iPhone & iPad

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

Leaked iPhone 6 cables reveal design differences for both models

  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 Killed Off Unlicensed Lightning Cables, But Here’s A Fix That Might Work For You

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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Crosslink Cable Is The Multitasking Shuriken Of Charging Cables

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 […]

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Juicies Woven Cord And Aluminum Lightning Cables Only A Buck More Than Apple’s Own

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 […]

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