I'm looking for a short Lighting cable as a kind of patch cord for my desk, and when charging via battery pack. The original Apple iPhone 5 cable I've been using is fine, but I'm tired of dealing with the extra length. Amazon makes a 4" cable, which seems too extreme. There are some 6" cables, but I think they may still be too limiting. 12" would seem about right. I am not considering one of those flexible, but semi-rigid extenders; I want a truly flexible cable. Given the shorter length, strain resistance at the ends is an even bigger factor. Anker is the safe choice, but I always try to look at the whole field.