Scosche Lightning Cable Charging Adapters Now Available

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    As previewed 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 ($34.99) and 5W ($29.99) wall chargers, as well as 12W ($29.99) and 5W ($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.

    Scosche had previously announced "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 as well as AT&T, Wal-Mart and a number of other Apple Premium Retailers.

    Article Link: Scosche Lightning Cable Charging Adapters Now Available
     
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    They are pretty ugly and cheap looking for the price. But at least we're starting to get more third party lightning stuff...
     
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    Seems pretty expensive for 3rd party crap. No thanks.
     
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    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
     
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    It would be better if it had a detachable USB cable.
     
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    Not my style.. especially at $30+ dollar shipped.. Here is a coupon I picked up at MacWorld though for those that need it.. Enjoy!

    MACWORLD13 - 25% Off Any Order!
     
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    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.
     
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    All the third party certified lightning cables I have noticed come in black. Does Apple have a prohibition against third party white cables?
     
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    Pricey!

    Monoprice has them at $11.77 or will very soon...
     
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    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.

    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!
     
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    Any reliable 5ft+ lightning cables someone can recommend?
     

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