Extended charging cable?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Redjericho, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Can anybody recommend a decent extended charging cable for my iPad? My outlet is just out of reach, so I can't use my iPad in bed while it charges. I've looked around the Internet and have seen a few, but every single one I have seen has negative reviews stating that it is cheap and breaks in a day. It doesn't even need to be capable of syncing, as long as it can charge i'll be happy.
  2. QuarterSwede, Jul 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012

    QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Just buy a USB extender. Monoprice.com has them for under a buck. I've got several and they've lasted for years. Haven't had one fray or stop working yet which I can't say for Apple's $20 cables.
  3. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    The nearest plug to my bed is behind the bed and is hard to get to and too far to reach. I use an extension cord. Well, actually I use a surge protector that is about 3' long and accommodates 3 devices. I have my iPad cube and my phone cube both plugged into it so both are on my nightstand.
  4. Redjericho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Awesome, thanks a bunch, would not have thought of it myself :) And what a steal, only $0.85!
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Lots of USB extension cables result in substantial power loss which affects charging times.

    If you unsnap the plug itself from your Apple charger - you can plug in a 2-pin non polarized power cord like the style used in a slimline Playstation, Nikon battery charger, ect...

    That way, it's cheap, AND you get to keep the charging times you have now.

    Free shipping on this one.

  6. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008

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