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Very good replacement for iPhone / iPod
on March 12, 2012
After having multiple standard iPhone / iPod cables crack near the strain relief on the end with the dock connector, I figured it was time to look for a non Apple branded replacement. Having had good luck with Amazon Basics cables before, I figured their iPhone replacement cable a try. This cable seems to be a good balance between construction quality and price.
I was pleased to notice that the strain relief on both ends of this cable look a bit more robust than the Apple version. Since I've had multiple cables crack here, this is a definite positive in my opinion. The cable itself is smooth and black, which hopefully will repel dirt better than the Apple white version with it's slightly matte finish. Another observation is that the dock connector is slightly thicker than the standard cable. Not by much, and my wife's iPhone 4 in the full OtterBox case still works fine, so it's not really an issue.
I'm currently using this cable for the following Apple Products, with no issues:
- iPhone 3Gs (Work Phone)
- iPhone 4s (Personal Phone)
- iPhone 4 (Wife's phone)
- iPod Nano 5th Generation
- iPod Nano 6th Generation
All devices charge and sync properly just like when using the standard Apple cable.
Overall, a great replacement cable!
Update March 2nd, 2014
After almost two years of heavy use (being unplugged and plugged in numerous times per day, the 30-pin connector part is coming loose in the black housing. It still works fine, but sometimes needs to be wiggled to make a good connection.
Overall, I can still highly recommend this cable. Two years of use is more than I've gotten from any of the standard Apple cables! I'll be ordering another.
Update June 2nd, 2016
As mentioned above, I ordered a replacement cable on March 2nd, 2014 to replace my original. The new one is still going strong, charging our full size iPad. It's not seeing the same sort of use these days (neither of our phones still use the Apple 30-pin connector), but I'm impressed of 2+ years out of any cable.
Again, my experience shows that this cable is built to last.