Short Lightning to USB cable

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  1. EverythingApple

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    Can someone recommend a good quality short lightning to USB cable? I want to use it with one of my extended battery packs and don't want to lug around the long Apple OEM cable. I Googled this and so many came up; I don't know if any are better than others.

    Thanks in advance.


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  2. Europa

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    It depends if you need it to pass audio or not. I sometimes use a short micro USB cable with a micro USB Lightening adapter since I want that option. Otherwise, any short knockoff Lightening cable will do.
     
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  4. EverythingApple

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    I just want it to use with one if the extended batteries I have. I do t need it to pass audio.


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    Thanks for the recommendations. Anything with Prime is also a plus.


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    I always go to Monoprice for cables of any kind. Certified Lightning is the way to go. Just got a shortie specifically for use with my Mophie. Also got a long 10 footer.

    Item 10557 4-inch MFi Certified Lightning™ to USB Charge/ Sync Cable $11.90
    Item 10030 10ft MFi Certified Lightning™ to USB Charge/ Sync Cable $26.60

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    Wow. I was sure the Amazon cable was certified as well, but I don't see it on their page. Maybe it used to be, but they decided to stop paying Apple.

    I got a lightning charger from Monoprice, and it works great too.
     
  11. EverythingApple

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    I guess if the cable I get doesn't quite fit, I can always shave a little off. I know @Europa has done this before.


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  12. Europa

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    That's one of the reasons I went with a micro USB to Lightening adapter and a short micro USB cable instead of short knockoff Lightning cable. There's no wondering if it will pass audio (if you want to use it for that sometime) or be the right fit with cases. Plus, I can take the adapter off and use it to charge my external Mophie batteries and Jawbone BT headsets.
     
  13. EverythingApple

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    Are they both Apple OEM products? I could only find the one in the Apple store.

    Also Amazon had the Belkin cable not Apple authorized, but the Apple store sells them in neon colors. Huh?


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  14. Europa

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    No. Only the adapter is made by Apple. The micro USB cable was just a few dollars on monoprice.com. But as long as the adapter is made by Apple, you're good to go for audio.

    I've seen the Belkins in Apple stores. They don't pass audio. If I remember correctly, they are too big to work with a lot of cases.
     
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    I didn't buy a Belkin. I actually bought this one from Amazon. Oh, and if I get the adapter from Apple, can't I just use the USB to micro cord that came with the mophie or other extended battery?
     
  16. Europa

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    Yep. That will work.
     
  17. EverythingApple

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    I ended up getting this one:
    Kenburg LightLinez XS 12cm Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone 5 & More (Apple Authorized, MFi)
    http://amzn.com/B00BZ0PD0Q

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    idk if i can ask this here but can someone recommend a long cable for me? my bed is far from the wall outlet
     
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    I use a USB extension cable myself.
     
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    where do you find that at?
     

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