Chargers?

ericm531

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Mar 4, 2014
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Hey guys. Do any of you guys know where I can purchase genuine iPhone 5 lightning chargers? I mean doesn't have to suuuuper cheap just as long as it's not like $20. I'm tired of buying fake ones that always stop working.
 

mofunk

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I wait til they go on sale. The last OEM I paid $8 for. Not gonna tell you how because the Apple authorized seller my change store policy. But it can be done.


You can try Marshalls. They have Sharper Image chargers (USB and adapter) for $14.
 

Sine Qua Non

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Genuine as in made by Apple? Or do you mean certified? Monoprice has certified Lightning cables in various lengths at a much lower price than Apple.
 

ericm531

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Chargers?

well a charger that works very well similar to apple's haha. I've noticed something about all chargers that suck and are fake. The actual connection is 2 metal pieces instead of 1 whole piece. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1395248486.447134.jpg
compared to the other one I have (Long charger that I borrowed from a friend.) ImageUploadedByTapatalk1395248600.097635.jpg
 

ericm531

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Mar 4, 2014
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well a charger that works very well that is similar to apple's haha. I've noticed something about all chargers that suck and are fake (top). It is 2 pieces of metal instead of one solid piece like the one on the bottom. (Bottom one was borrowed from a friend and it's one of those really long chargers). That top one died today lol doesn't even work anymore
 

Zmanbaseball2

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Aug 24, 2012
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Chargers?

well a charger that works very well that is similar to apple's haha. I've noticed something about all chargers that suck and are fake (top). It is 2 pieces of metal instead of one solid piece like the one on the bottom. (Bottom one was borrowed from a friend and it's one of those really long chargers). That top one died today lol doesn't even work anymore

Package I recommend:
Anker® 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port USB Wall Charger / Portable Travel Charger - Simultaneous, full-speed charging(white) by Anker http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B8L36A6/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_ooDktb14ZJ8VM
Tech Armor Apple Certified Lighting Cable - 6 Feet- White - Lightni... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DZ0J74W/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_SoDktb1C5RYPG
I have the combo above and the lightning cable above is my personal favorite. I have 3 of them^.

Or for under $20

Skiva AC/Wall Charger with 8-Pin Lightning Cable (Apple Certified w... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CHATRCI/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_epDktb1CHGRZF
Dexim DCA324-W Mini AC Charger with Lightning Connector (White) by Dexim http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CBQF038/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_HpDktb19DG3TB
(I don't have these^)

Maybe this with the tech armor cable above if you plan on never charging a tablet: (I don't have these BTW)
Belkin MiXiT Home and Travel Wall Charger with USB Port - 1 AMP / 5 Watt (Black) by Belkin http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009APBYQA/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_AqDktb0WMSK97
Anker® 1A USB Wall Charger Home and Travel Charger for iPhones, iPo... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0091SD3CE/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_atDktb1A2MN09
 

Truefan31

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Aug 25, 2012
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Chargers?

Got to the marketplace on these forums. There's a guy selling chargers and cables oem. He seems to have good feedback and it's cheaper.

His user is farseide. Pm him.
 

mofunk

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Genuine as in made by Apple? Or do you mean certified? Monoprice has certified Lightning cables in various lengths at a much lower price than Apple.

Yup I got the Apple lightning to USB cable for $8 that retails for $19 from an authorized Apple dealer. Took some shopping and coupons but I got it for $8.