Anyone here tried the MagSafe-like iOS cables?

maliu

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Lots of fake reviews. The English is horrible. The real ones don't seem to think it's much good.
 

Cascades42

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As far as I'm aware, Apple owns the patent on this and hasn't authorised the usage to anyone. At the minimum it means they're not MFI certified, worst case scenario they could damage your phone... I wouldn't.
 

AlliFlowers

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markhort

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Been a long wait, but it's going to be worth it. I'm looking forward to receiving my Znaps.
Yeah me too, I'm glad they did delay the shipment. I've bought a few things on Kickstarter now, which haven't worked as they were suppose to or fell to bits in a couple of weeks.
 
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tallazzPilipino

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just an update, I've stuck with Baseus. they finally came out with one for Micro USB. I can now interchange my cable between both Lightning Port and Micro USB. before, I was using NetDot just because I wanted to carry one cable for both my iPhone and Note5. theirs was decent, but didn't work with many of my bumpers/cases because of the sleeve design. the Baseus is pretty much two flat sides against each other, and that adapter is tiny enough to fit in most my bumper/case openings. it also has the best magnet (and pretty much overall best-design) of all the ones I've tried. I did, however, have to pick mine up from Hong Kong. I do wish they made one that was longer for use at home.
 

boston04and07

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So how have you guys been liking these? I'm really interested in the idea but the thought of leaving a piece of metal constantly plugged into my Lightning ports makes me worried. Just seems unsafe...is it? Then again, every night when I'm trying to plug in my iPad in the dark I tell myself I'll look into these, haha.

Also, are there any companies that make magnetic adapters for existing Lightning cables? I have many Lightning cables of varying lengths and would like to still be able to use them if possible...
 

tallazzPilipino

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So how have you guys been liking these? I'm really interested in the idea but the thought of leaving a piece of metal constantly plugged into my Lightning ports makes me worried. Just seems unsafe...is it? Then again, every night when I'm trying to plug in my iPad in the dark I tell myself I'll look into these, haha.

Also, are there any companies that make magnetic adapters for existing Lightning cables? I have many Lightning cables of varying lengths and would like to still be able to use them if possible...
they're not a big deal really. a metal contact connects to another metal contact.. just in a different way. nothing is going to happen till you actually close the circuit.

they do have adapters for existing cables. my brother had one for his Note5, and now for his new iPad Pro. I used to have one for my 6s+ but returned it because it delivered broken. I never got around to getting another one. I'll probably search for a good one later on since I have some nice longer nylon cables I prefer to use.

you may have to go through several of them to find a design that suits you, or find one that's a good quality. I've gone through some crappy ones.
 

boston04and07

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they're not a big deal really. a metal contact connects to another metal contact.. just in a different way. nothing is going to happen till you actually close the circuit.

they do have adapters for existing cables. my brother had one for his Note5, and now for his new iPad Pro. I used to have one for my 6s+ but returned it because it delivered broken. I never got around to getting another one. I'll probably search for a good one later on since I have some nice longer nylon cables I prefer to use.

you may have to go through several of them to find a design that suits you, or find one that's a good quality. I've gone through some crappy ones.
Hey @tallazzPilipino, thanks for your insight on this. I've been thinking about it some more and am interested in giving it a try. I'm looking for ones like the Znaps that, instead of giving you a whole new cable, just give you an adapter to put over the end of an existing Lightning cable, but that also have adapters for micro USB devices too, if that makes sense. In other words I'd like to be able to use my existing Lightning cables but use them magnetically on both lightning and micro USB devices. It looks like the Znaps cable adapters aren't interchangeable, which is a bummer, and most of the others I've found give you an entirely new cable instead of just an adapter for the end. If you've found this type of thing in your search, I'd love to know! I'll also post back if I find something like that too.
 

Tozovac

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At this point it doesn't much matter since I now charge wirelessly. Oh well.
I can see that for your case. For those of us who won’t for several years out, and who perform backups with cable, and who have expensive corded headsets, and who don’t plan on having wireless charging pads in the 5-6 locations we typically charge, it is a missing opportunity. Too bad Apple doesn’t recognize that, or didn’t recognize that years ago when that should have been standard instead of creating another proprietary port.
 
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