good alternative to original USB cable?


New Member
Jul 28, 2008

Are there any good alternatives to the real Apple USB cable? I need at least two, and spending $19 each is a bit annoying. (Worst part about getting a new gadget is all the cables/chargers/etc. that go with it.)

I can find some dirt cheap ones, like for $3.30 at Amazon. But, based on the reviews, it looks like you get what you pay for. Nothing is more frustrating than a flaky cable.

I'm looking for something in the $8-12 range, from a name manufacturer (like Griffin or Belkin). Something with known quality, but without the expensive Apple logo. Does such a thing exist?

Black would be great too.


New Member
Jun 18, 2007
Found a nice black USB cable from Griffin:

But $19.95 !?!?! Geez, that's more than the Apple cable.

You can get the same cable with the car adapter for the same price. So, free car adapter if you think of it that way.
lmao wow! i was just gonna say i have the car charger and it comes with that same cable and it was only 20 why would you pay the same price for just the cable