I just logged on to buy MORE of these cables, saw some of the negative reviews, and felt compelled to chime in. I've never written an Amazon review before, but the bottom line is - THESE ARE AWESOME!! They are inexpensive and do exactly what they look like they will do.
What's the story?
I live in a household with an iPhone 5, and iPhone 4, and two Samsung S4's. A couple months ago: I replaced all 4 'device specific' cords with these for about $25. Now we can charge any phone on any adapter. It might seem silly, but it seemed like a small price to get rid of one of life's little hassles.
What about the quality of the cords?
- the plastic on the cords, themselves, is a little thinner than the Apple and Samsung cords. That said:
- We have had these cables for about 2 months and found that all of the charging adapters work on all of the cables. They are durable 'enough' and - if one breaks, we'll drop another cup of coffee worth of $$ and replace it.
Can they charge multiple devices at the same time?
- Yes, but with one caveat: Take a careful look at the picture and, specifically, the shape of the connector on the end. I'm sure it is easy to picture an iPhone 5 and MicroUSB device (like a Samsung 4 or anything else that isn't Apple) attached at the same time. This is because the iPhone 5 and MicroUSB interfaces are OPPOSITE each other. On the other hand, the iPhone 4 connector is on the end. This makes it so - if you plug in an iPhone 4 to charge it, there isn't room to add an iPhone 5 or MicroUSB device at the same time.