Extra Long Sync Cable

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Scott-n-Houston, May 2, 2010.

  1. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen them in the Apple store, but I can only seem to find 3 foot long cables! Where can we get the 6 foot cables like you see the demos, and Genius bar folks using in the Apple Store? I thought the iPad came with longer cables, but was wrong.

    Anyone find a long sync cable by Apple or Belkin or someone?
     
  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I got a generic one from some outfit like Mertiline for not much money. It works fine. Sorry I can't be specific - I bought it sometime ago for my iPhone.
     
  3. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    USB extensions should work, also, within reason. I've used them for years since the standard ones are so short. Of course, the longer you go, the more prone to issues you are!
     
  4. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I know where you can get one. See Cablejive

    http://www.cablejive.com/products/xlSync.html

     
  5. jeffkempster macrumors member

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    Try monoprice.com.

    I just bought 4 6 foot long cables for like $1.45 each. I haven't received them yet. So they may be junk. I have heard good things about monoprice though.
     
  6. iserian macrumors 6502

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    Which ones did you buy - Link -

     
  7. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    I've been using a 6' Belkin USB extension and it works fine.
     
  8. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I bought these, and I assume those are the same ones others are talking about. I ordered them Monday, had them Saturday with USPS shipping.

    The only difference besides length is that the end that plus into the iPad is a bit larger - as they show in their pics.
     
  9. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    I've purchased close to 20 cables from Monoprice. Primarily AV Cables such as HDMI... Great quality at affordable price
     
  10. Mezzo43 macrumors member

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    I just bought 2 of the 6ft syncing cables from monoprice to plug into the iPad charger and they both work. Glad I didn't have to pay $29 for the Apple 6ft charger.
     
  11. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    Just get a USB extender from ur local electronic/computer shop. It has male and female on each end. I got mine for under $5.
     
  12. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    Dumb question, but do all sync cables also charge? I've run into at least one charge cable that does not sync, not sure if the opposite exists.
     
  13. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I don't know of any that don't, but these certainly do. I have it set up in a bedroom at night to be used as a clock and it charges overnight without a problem.
     
  14. Scuba-EMT macrumors regular

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    I used the Apple extension that shipped with my keyboard and I have not had any issues yet ( only two days of usage thus far). Just a low cost thought.

    Cheers,
     
  15. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Just ordered one from Meritline. It was $3.99 with free shipping :)
     
  16. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    These extender cable are good for sync/charging, it won't carry audio/video though.

    see the discussion here ->
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9813539&postcount=10

    Edit: Not sure about monoprice version if they will carry audio/video. I have been a big fan of monoprice, purchased a lot of HDMI, speaker cables from them, very happy about it.
     
  17. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I use the power brick extender cord that came with my MBP. Slide the prongs off the iPad plug and insert he extender cable. I haven't measured it, but I think it's about six feet long. Works great.
     
  18. Scott-n-Houston thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for pointing me to Monoprice.com!! Just ordered 12 of those extended cables! What a deal... 12 for the price of one 3' cable from Apple!
     

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