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MacRumors
Feb 14, 2013, 10:53 AM
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As previewed (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/14/scosche-announces-lineup-of-lightning-charging-accessories/) back in November, Scosche has released its lineup of third-party Lightning car and home chargers, including the first official retractable Lightning cable on the market.

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The lineup includes both 12W (http://www.scosche.com/chargers/strikebase-12w-wall-charger-for-lightning-devices) ($34.99) and 5W (http://www.scosche.com/chargers/strikebase-5w-wall-charger-for-lightning-devices) ($29.99) wall chargers, as well as 12W (http://www.scosche.com/chargers/strikedrive-12w-car-charger-for-lightning-devices) ($29.99) and 5W (http://www.scosche.com/chargers/strikedrive-5w-car-charger-for-lightning-devices) ($24.99) coiled car chargers. The 5W models are designed to charge the iPhone and iPod touch only, but are $5 cheaper. The 3 foot retractable Lightning-to-USB cable is available for $24.99 (http://www.scosche.com/staff-picks/strikeline-retractable-charge-sync-cable-for-lightning-devices).

Scosche had previously announced (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/14/scosche-announces-lineup-of-lightning-charging-accessories/) "Pro" models that included convertible micro-USB and Lightning tips. The company tells MacRumors that these models have been cancelled, but didn't say why.

The chargers and cables are available at Scosche.com (http://www.scosche.com/shopby?cabletype=102&device=is_iphone) as well as AT&T, Wal-Mart and a number of other Apple Premium Retailers.

Article Link: Scosche Lightning Cable Charging Adapters Now Available (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/14/scosche-lightning-cable-charging-adapters-now-available/)



el-John-o
Feb 14, 2013, 11:08 AM
They are pretty ugly and cheap looking for the price. But at least we're starting to get more third party lightning stuff...

crewpride
Feb 14, 2013, 11:11 AM
Seems pretty expensive for 3rd party crap. No thanks.

mscann
Feb 14, 2013, 11:12 AM
I got the car charger in the mail yesterday. The connector tip is bigger than the apple one but smaller than the griffin, belkin and ATT ones. It didnt fit in 2 out of 3 cases that I own. Will probably return it

iThinkIt
Feb 14, 2013, 11:13 AM
looks ugly.. and it doesn't fit many cases.. :rolleyes:

Radio
Feb 14, 2013, 11:14 AM
Mac rumors I hope you're getting a kickback

jent
Feb 14, 2013, 11:18 AM
It would be better if it had a detachable USB cable.

starzplacez
Feb 14, 2013, 11:19 AM
Not my style.. especially at $30+ dollar shipped.. Here is a coupon I picked up at MacWorld though for those that need it.. Enjoy!

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OldSchoolMacGuy
Feb 14, 2013, 11:20 AM
I hate coiled cords. Picked up a Belkin iPhone 5 car charger for $20 shipped from them a couple months back when they offered 20% off everything on the site.

theBB
Feb 14, 2013, 01:26 PM
All the third party certified lightning cables I have noticed come in black. Does Apple have a prohibition against third party white cables?

benfalcon
Feb 14, 2013, 01:53 PM
Monoprice has them at $11.77 or will very soon...

nagromme
Feb 14, 2013, 03:08 PM
I bet they canned the convertible ones for durability: I have a convertible USB cord and it's neat, but seems like it would break in time. Charging is something you do hundreds of times a year; lots of wear and tear.

All the third party certified lightning cables I have noticed come in black. Does Apple have a prohibition against third party white cables?

No, there are white 30-pin accessories, and they too need Apple's approval if they want to show Apple's MFi logo. Maybe black cords are just cheaper/easier to source. I'd prefer black in a car: less showy if a thief is glancing in!

robdam1001
Feb 14, 2013, 04:47 PM
Any reliable 5ft+ lightning cables someone can recommend?