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dellsweig
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[iPhone] Knock off Lightning cables

Have not tried this but did notice these are available on Amazon

Price is right!!!!

»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009AT···i=507846
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darcilicious
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Belkin I believe is the first licensee to release cables/chargers:

»www.redmondpie.com/first-officia···y-belkin
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dirtyjeffer
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said by dellsweig:

Have not tried this but did notice these are available on Amazon

Price is right!!!!

»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009AT···i=507846

probably doesn't even work...not worth risking damage to a $700+ device.

also, where do they get the "$49.99" regular price from??...that cable isn't "$50" regularly priced...the Apple branded Lightning to USB cable is only $19 and it's the legit proper cable...i really don't know why people bother with places that advertise like that...it is intellectually dishonest...save $10 for a cable that likely won't work or could be of crap quality...no thanks.
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reply to dellsweig
Couldn't afford to sit around and wait for the knock-offs to come out. I let Apple gouge me for a $19 one over a month ago.
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norbert26
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reply to dellsweig
Does the iPhone 5 include one of these out of the box ?


darcilicious
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Yes, you get one cable (USB on the other end), one set of earbuds (with mic for phone calls), and a wall adapter.

I still need two or three more cables (for the car and work desk at least).
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NefCanuck

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said by darcilicious:

Yes, you get one cable (USB on the other end), one set of earbuds (with mic for phone calls), and a wall adapter.

I still need two or three more cables (for the car and work desk at least).

You could try a lightning to USB adapter, at least that's my plan for the car, having found a retractable "old" iPhone cord (for my current iPhone 4) and having ordered an iPhone 5, I'd like to keep using the retractable cord if possible when the new phone arrives.

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darcilicious
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Cable: $19.00
Adapter: $29.00

Kind of a no-brainer
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NefCanuck

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Except the cable is way too short for use in the car thanks to where Ford decided things should go

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darcilicious
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The one that came with my iPhone works fine in my Honda Fit -- but this might be of interest to you »[iPhone] Lightning cable extender
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NefCanuck

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My Ford Fusion buries the USB connection in a secondary compartment under the armrest, great for stealth, not so great when you're trying to attach and disconnect things down there

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dirtyjeffer
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my Kia Rio5's inputs are between two 12V outlets at the bottom of the center part of the dash (just in front of the shifter)...there is also a little "tray" down there, which is a great place to keep your goodies where they are quickly and easily accessible.

NefCanuck

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said by dirtyjeffer:

my Kia Rio5's inputs are between two 12V outlets at the bottom of the center part of the dash (just in front of the shifter)...there is also a little "tray" down there, which is a great place to keep your goodies where they are quickly and easily accessible.

Yeah it seems that some designers were just in the "shove it anywhere" mode, though to be fair 2008 was the first year for the USB port as part of the SYNC system and in the Fusion there wasn't much room to shove anything anywhere.

Of course other Ford cars had it worse. Ever see the tiny steering wheel buttons that Mustang owners get stuck with in the 2008 - 2010 MY? There's no way I could operate those without looking at them...

NefCanuck