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Nice, didn't read the T&C's.....probs just signed up to 1000+ mailing lists and to donate my organs.....

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  #1148079 6-Oct-2014 10:32
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For the sake of a $2 cable (Micro USB from PBTech) I don't think it's worth giving away details and waiting 3-4 weeks for shipping.

Edit: Same for Lightning cable

 
 
 
 


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  #1148166 6-Oct-2014 12:22
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Better have the id chip in it as all my cheap China ones were useless after iOS7 version something something.


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#1148177 6-Oct-2014 12:41
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Jaxson: Better have the id chip in it as all my cheap China ones were useless after iOS7 version something something.



Of course it has the id chip. And DRM. And the porn detector. And the "send to NSA" chip. And the face-recognition chip.

jk... never heard of a USB cable with a chip in it.


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  #1148180 6-Oct-2014 12:44
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frankv:

jk... never heard of a USB cable with a chip in it.



Unfortunately that doesn't mean it's not real though...

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  #1148184 6-Oct-2014 12:55
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Of course it has the id chip. And DRM. And the porn detector. And the "send to NSA" chip. And the face-recognition chip.

jk... never heard of a USB cable with a chip in it.


Clearly never used a lighting cable before then




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  #1148188 6-Oct-2014 13:03
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Jaxson: Better have the id chip in it as all my cheap China ones were useless after iOS7 version something something.



It is a cheap China one coz it's free and takes a month to get here. But everything is made in China so the China comment can't devalue a product




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


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  #1148217 6-Oct-2014 14:09
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I have had 2 of these free Kogan cables melt on me, at the end by the lightning adapter part. They are generally recognised by the phone OK but I am too scared to try and use another one from here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dabble: I have had 2 of these free Kogan cables melt on me, at the end by the lightning adapter part. They are generally recognised by the phone OK but I am too scared to try and use another one from here.        


What do you mean by melt? Are you using them with an ipad which uses more amps?

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joker97:
Jaxson: Better have the id chip in it as all my cheap China ones were useless after iOS7 version something something.



It is a cheap China one coz it's free and takes a month to get here. But everything is made in China so the China comment can't devalue a product


I know what you're meaning, and I agree, but I didn't use the word China in isolation.  Meaning I'm not saying everything from China doesn't work, nor should it all be cheap etc.


Just from my own experience, I sauced two from China, both cheap versions, and neither have worked long term. 

Thought I'd mention the chip situation, as this affects all cables without it, which often tends to be the cheap ones, regardless of where you acquire them from.

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  #1148255 6-Oct-2014 15:03
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Even the locally bought ones fail as they all copy apples useless design with no strain relief on the cables.




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  #1148461 6-Oct-2014 18:19
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mattwnz:
Dabble: I have had 2 of these free Kogan cables melt on me, at the end by the lightning adapter part. They are generally recognised by the phone OK but I am too scared to try and use another one from here.        


What do you mean by melt? Are you using them with an ipad which uses more amps?

 

 

 

Using on 5s with the original apple charger .. the cable melts just below the part that plugs into the phone

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  #1148489 6-Oct-2014 18:52
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Holy moly




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  #1148582 6-Oct-2014 20:25
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Jaxson:bJust from my own experience, I sauced two from China, both cheap versions, and neither have worked long term...


Tomato or plum?

But I do agree about the risk of them not working though I'm always a sucker and wiill give this a go. I've had a lightning cable from Te Warewhare not work from the first go, while some of my eBay ones work but sometimes intermittently.

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  #1148665 6-Oct-2014 21:46
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Jaxson:bJust from my own experience, I sauced two from China, both cheap versions, and neither have worked long term...


Tomato or plum?

But I do agree about the risk of them not working though I'm always a sucker and wiill give this a go. I've had a lightning cable from Te Warewhare not work from the first go, while some of my eBay ones work but sometimes intermittently.


Apologies, sauced is just a laugh for me.


Yeah mine were quite weird.  Worked well for about a week, then started getting intermittent warning messages, and now won't work at all.  Quite strange, and annoying, so wanted to warn others.  No idea if the ones from the OP's link will work or not.


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