iPhone cable extension

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by britboyj, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. britboyj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
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    So I've tried googling this, but the sheer number of cheap Chinese knockoff products for this are crazy so I figured I'd ask for anyone with experience.

    Due to my number and my car's connector being.. Large, I need a 30-pin to. 30-pin cable that transmits audio and allows in-car control. Power is a plus, but not required.

    Here's the catch: it needs to be small enough on the male end to fit into the slot on a bumper.

    Any experience or suggestions?
  2. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    none of the 30 pin to 30 pin extenders that I found could fit in the apple bumper

    they do sell 4 pin to 4 pin ones that will work ( ie for docking iphone or charging) that are small enough

    but again the 30 pin ones are just too big to work with the bumper opening
  3. hizzaah macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    I've had 3 different ones and they're all large as well.. Could just shave the plastic, they're cheap enough..
  4. britboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
    It says it might fit, but Bumpers are a special case. The Verizon/Universal Bumpers do have a slightly bigger hole, since they'll take the old "push-in" dock connectors as well as the newer pop-in-pop-out ones, the original GSM-iPhone4 ones wouldn't take anything but!

    I've tweeted at them to ask if they know if it'll fit. Here's hoping!
  5. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    will not work

    the only thing that fits in the OEM bumper is the stock 4 pin cables (USB)

    the 30 pin , even the apple ones are thicker all around
  6. britboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
    *buzzer noise*

    Wrong. The 30-pin, thicker Apple ones (the mechanical ones) still work with the newer bumpers (Verizon iPhone 4 and newer). Most other small 3rd party ones also fit.

    The RadTech Shortz Extender also fits: http://www.radtech.us/Products/procable-shortz-30pin-dock-extender.aspx
    This is what I ordered. It works a charm!
  7. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    Post pics of shut up

    I have an original OEM bumper, a verizon bumper, a SGP EX bumper and all of them will only work with the smaller apple usb cable

    none of them will any of the following 30 pin cables

    APPLE AV cables
    Apple HDMI adapter
    Schosche Apple AV cables
    Ebay Chinese 30 pin extension cable

    You asked if any 30 pin cables or 30 pin to 30 pin cables will work with the OEM bumper and none of them will

    radtech adapter =/= 30 pin cable

    It will convert a 30 pin cable into something smaller that will fit in the bumper but that is not what you were asking for.

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