cheapest place for certified lightning cables

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  1. eclipse01, Sep 16, 2014
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  2. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    Monoprice.com


    Lowest price is $12.02 and go up depending on length/material.

    Edit: They have some 3ft ones on sale for $9.67 as of this posting.
     
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    I picked up a couple of these a couple of weeks ago, had a 10% off, free shipping, so $10.88 each to my door.

    Build seems at least as good as Apple, the housing around the Lightening connector is a little bigger, so it’s easier to hold/remove, but if you’re using a thick case with a really tight cutout, it might inhibit plugging in.

    Like that they’re available in black too. I wish they’d offer the multicolor in 3’ (vs. only in 6’)
     
  6. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This is where I got them, thanks

    did not know they were doing free shipping now (that is nice)
     
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    I got two on ebay a couple weeks ago for $8 each. Certified too which was surprising. They work perfectly.
     
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    my only complaint with the amazon ones the cords are stiff and that can cause some issues.
     
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    I just heard about this ebay deal today and bought one -- certified, free shipping, $8.99. 3ft Apple Lightning cable. Cheaper than the $19 MicroUSB to Lightning adapter I was gonna buy on Friday (since I have a ton of old micro USB cables lying around).
     
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    Fake.

    The Tech Armor braided is the best deal. Lifetime warranty. Stout design.

    Monoprice is also lifetime but not built that well.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, just ordered 2. One can never have too many lightning cables. ;)
     
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    I back you. I love tech armor cables. I have 4 of the old versions, they still look new!
     
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    We've used the Mono price cords for about three months now. They work great. The only thing I don't like about them is that they are a little stiff. On the other hand, they come in several different colors.
     
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    Not sure how good this is or isn't, but with a 4 star rating and 263 reviews, must work pretty well. Came out to $14.99 on Prime and has a nice led indicator at the end of the phone portion of the connector that blinks red when charging and stays blue when charged.

    I just need a cable for charging on the go, so no need to quick charge, which this cable does not do.

    Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00M5MKMPO/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?ref_=pe_385040_30332200_TE_item
     

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    Not Apple Certified, I recommend not getting.
     
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    Don't really care if it says Apple Certified or not. It's a cable used for charging on the go and nothing more.
     
  19. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    You risk damaging your phone and the cable may or may not work upon firmware releases. To each their own though.
     
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    Well, a 4 star review with 300+ reviews seem to give this cable the benefit of the doubt. Besides, T-Mobile covers any damage.
     
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    A future update could block the cable from being used. That's why it should be MFi.
     

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