Anyone have a source for inexpensive but reliable dock connector cable?

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  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Anyone have a source for some decent ones. I've ordered 3rd party before from Monoprice (love the company) and eBay and they have resulted in slow to charging. (When I hook up an Apple branded cable to the same charger charging is normal).

    I can't stomach paying Apple prices for what should be $5. Does Apple chip these now?
     
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    Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Thanks but looking for specific brand or off-brand recommendations. Plenty of 3rd party junk on Amazon. I don't want to play the trial and error game.
     
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I bought a 4 pack of 6 foot white dock cables on eBay a couple of nights ago for dirt cheap from a USA seller too, let me find the link and I'll post back.
     
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Received the cables today, and they're great! Nearly identical to the Apple branded ones too!
     
  5. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    I'll send u one I got acbrand new one I don't need pm me if u want. Cheap
     
  6. vrillusions macrumors regular

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    I could swear I got this one off monoprice.com but they don't carry them any more. At any rate it looks like this but mine is white. What's nice with this connector is it actually locks in. Plus it's 6 feet instead of the 3 foot one they give you.
     
  7. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I hate the connectors that lock in, they break more easily, but they're good in a pinch I suppose. I do wish monoprice carried them again, but the seller I bought mine from on eBay seem identical to the stock Apple cables, but longer :)
     
  8. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    So charging speed is on par w/ the one included w/ the iPad?
     
  9. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Yes, same speed :)

    and here is what it looks like:

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