If it charges that would be fine. I could use that one for the nightstand or car and not have to keep transporting a cable between the computer and other places in the house when I just need a chargeI would be suspect on the cables as I don't think they have the Authenticating chip in them as one review stated that you couldn't plug it in both ways as you can with the real Apple cable. Might be good for charging but saw no review talking about syncing.
That is what I have done I got extra lighting cables from day 1. Which was good the USB of the lighting cable is stuck in the extension USB . It will probably never come loose.If all you want is a longer cable, just add a USB extension cable to the stock lightning cable.
That is what happened with mine form Best Buy the one Mindi got too.They look like the ones Mindi and I bought at Best Buy. They last about a week or two. Have fun.